Wednesday, September 7, 2016

"Crooked" Hillary? Not So Much. Donald Trump? First Crime Was Illegal Discrimination in 1973.

His apartment superintedents ratted out Trump and his dad for refusing apartments to blacks.

The DOJ sued Trump, who settled with an agreement to be monitored.

Donald Trump was still in his twenties when the feds got wind of his illegal ways:
When an African American showed up to rent an apartment owned by a young real-estate scion named Donald Trump and his family, the building superintendent did what he claimed he’d been told to do. He allegedly attached a separate sheet of paper to the application, marked with the letter “C.”
“C” for “Colored.”
According to the Department of Justice, that was the crude code that ensured the rental would be denied.
Details of this secret system, as well as other practices that the Trump organization allegedly used to exclude black residents from its buildings in Brooklyn, Queens, and Norfolk, Virginia, in the 1970s, were recorded in a lawsuit brought by the DOJ against Trump and his father, Fred, in 1973 for alleged violations of the Fair Housing Act.
They countersued for $100 million ($500 million in today's dollars). Other than you can't sue the federal government (certainly couldn't for that), the Trump move was absurd on its face, but that has never stopped Donald Trump.

Fun fact: The Trump's lawyer was Roy Cohn, whose claim to fame was that he was Sen. Joesph McCarthy's chief counsel during the McCarthy era.

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