Here is a great story for future historians.
According to an old New York Daily News article from November of 1991, Trump got out of his limo while on his way to a Paula Abdul concert and stopped a mugging.
by James Rosen, New York Daily News
NEW YORK — Call it The Donald to The Rescue.
When he saw “a big guy with a big bat” bashing another fellow, Donald Trump did what any self-respecting billionaire would do: He ordered his driver to pull over.
“I’m not looking to play this thing up,” Trump said yesterday. “I’m surprised you found out about it.”
Witnesses said Trump, with Marla Maples tugging at his arm to try to stop him, leaped from his black stretch limousine Monday evening during the Manhattan assault.
“Someone in the car looked over and said, ‘Gee, look at that, it’s a mugging,’ ” Trump said. “I said to my driver to stop the car because it was brutal-looking.”
Trump was at first reluctant to discuss his daredevil deed, but then he warmed to the task.
“The guy with the bat looked at me, and I said, “Look, you’ve gotta stop this. Put down the bat,”‘ Trump said. “I guess he recognized me because he said, ‘Mr. Trump, I didn’t do anything wrong.’ I said, ‘How could you not do anything wrong when you’re whacking a guy with a bat?’ Then he ran away.”
Trump said the incident occurred at 8 p.m. as he, Maples and another couple were heading toward the Lincoln Tunnel on their way to the Meadowlands in New Jersey for a Paula Abdul concert.
Kathleen Romeo, a 16-year-old student at St. Michael’s Academy in Manhattan, said cries of “There’s Trump!” went through the crowd of onlookers when the erstwhile deal maker emerged from his limousine in front of a Smiler’s deli.
“A lot of people were surprised that he got out to see what was happening,” Romeo said, adding that the bat-wielder ran off just before Trump actually appeared, and that Trump, “just looked around and went back into his limo.”
But another witness, who asked not to be identified, supported Trump’s tale.
“All of a sudden, a big long limousine pulls up on an angle, and Donald Trump pops out with the blond, too,” the witness said. “There was a guy with a bat, hitting a guy over the head, and Trump yelled, ‘Put that bat down. What are you doing?’ The guy dropped the bat, came over and started talking to him.”
Trump said the bat-man delivered at least “five or six good whacks” before he interceded.
Trump said he left the site only after he saw a man who appeared to be a doctor treating the victim and heard that an ambulance was on its way.
A Midtown North Precinct spokeswoman said the attack was not reported to police.
The incident may have been a karmic sequel to the Oct. 31 mugging of Trump’s mother, whose attacker was chased and caught by bread deliveryman Lawrence Herbert.
“I was sort of lucky because of this gentleman Lawrence Herbert who helped us,” Trump said yesterday. “So I thought about that afterwards.”
This is a story from 1991 but matters today more than ever because it shows you the real character of the President-elect that is so different than what the mainstream media portrays.
|Here is a picture of a death scene.
Can you look at the image and tell if it was a murder or suicide?
A few things hint that this is a murder and not suicide.
In this video Sharyl Attkisson discusses Astroturf groups, the fake grass roots movements funded from above in order to influence media coverage of a political issue. It is a bit over 10 minutes, not an outrageous investment of your time compared to the valuable information it provides.
In this eye-opening talk, veteran investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson shows how astroturf, or fake grassroots movements funded by political, corporate, or other special interests very effectively manipulate and distort media messages.
Sharyl Attkisson is an investigative journalist based in Washington D.C. She is currently writing a book entitled Stonewalled (Harper Collins), which addresses the unseen influences of corporations and special interests on the information and images the public receives every day in the news and elsewhere. For twenty years (through March 2014), Attkisson was a correspondent for CBS News. In 2013, she received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism for her reporting on “The Business of Congress,” which included an undercover investigation into fundraising by Republican freshmen. She also received Emmy nominations in 2013 for Benghazi: Dying for Security and Green Energy Going Red. Additionally, Attkisson received a 2013 Daytime Emmy Award as part of the CBS Sunday Morning team’s entry for Outstanding Morning Program for her report: “Washington Lobbying: K-Street Behind Closed Doors.” In September 2012, Attkisson also received an Emmy for Oustanding Investigative Journalism for the “Gunwalker: Fast and Furious” story. She received the RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Investigative Reporting for the same story. Attkisson received an Investigative Emmy Award in 2009 for her exclusive investigations into TARP and the bank bailout. She received an Investigative Emmy Award in 2002 for her series of exclusive reports about mismanagement at the Red Cross.
Annual Borrud Slip n Slide down at the farm kicked off this year on Australia (Straya) Day !
Then continued on the next weekend.
Over 75 sliders this year taking advantage of the long summer days and warm temps.
Special thanks to Peter Cape, Nick Hill, Andy, Seb, Nick Healey, Will Gardner, Robin, Clive, & Matt Hehman, for their work on this year’s slide. Next year has a few new surprises in store.
The CEO of Japanese telecom SoftBank says his company will bring $50 billion and 50,000 jobs to US after meeting with Trump.
TIRED OF WINNING YET?
Listen to the guy in the background after Trump says 50,000 jobs, WOW!
President-elect Donald Trump announced Tuesday that Japan’s SoftBank has agreed to invest $50 billion in the U.S., aiming to create 50,000 new jobs.
He announced the deal at Trump Tower after meeting with SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son.
Trump praised Son as “one of the great men of industry.”
Masa (SoftBank) of Japan has agreed to invest $50 billion in the U.S. toward businesses and 50,000 new jobs….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2016
Masa said he would never do this had we (Trump) not won the election!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2016
On Twitter, Trump claimed that Son said he “would never do this” if Trump had not won the election.
SoftBank has made investments in the U.S. in the past, including paying $22 billion for about 80% of Sprint in 2013, The Wall Street Journal reported.