said by FFH5:
....selling his name, etc.
Which was the case here. Even a cursory, most simplistic, due diligence into these deals would have revealed that Trump was licensing his name, but not investing a dime in the property, personally or through his companies.
Even the Joe-Blow blue-collar investors here should have wondered "Why is that?". The obvious answer was "Because it's a shitty deal and not even Donald Trump is that stupid." But they were blinded by their own greed.--
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