Although idiotic, the T-Rump has been a tight-fisted asshole with his lawyers for a long time. Beyond the creepy judges he appointed, and the bullshit legal, half-witted maneuvers in the Mar-a-Lago documents scandal, this item on paying one of his attorneys in horse flesh instead of real cash takes the nightmarish horror-cake.
Another revealing T-Rump book notes in detail what we’ve known forever — he’s a terrible, terrible person:
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— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) September 6, 2022
T-Rump’s asshole ways are again chronicled in “Servants of the Damned: Giant Law Firms, Donald Trump and the Corruption of Justice,” by David Enrich of the New York Times. The book is scheduled to be published next week.
Among other nasty bits, it says T-Rump tried to pay a lawyer’s fees (supposedly $2m) with a horse — reportedly the lawyer responded: “This isn’t the 1800s. You can’t pay me with a horse.”
Even more via a review yesterday of the book at the Guardian — well worth a full read, but this snip the horse play:
Enrich describes Trump’s “reputation for short-changing his lawyers (and banks and contractors and customers)” but says that in the case of Jones Day, “against all odds, Trump paid and paid again”.
In contrast to the description of the alleged “morons” remark, Enrich’s story about Trump trying to pay a debt with a horse does not identify the attorney involved.
Describing “a lawyer at a white-shoe firm” who worked for Trump in the 1990s, Enrich writes: “The bill came to about $2m and Trump refused to pay.
“After a while, the lawyer lost patience, and he showed up, unannounced, at Trump Tower. Someone sent him up to Trump’s office. Trump was initially pleased to see him – he didn’t betray any sense of sheepishness – but the lawyer was steaming.
“‘I’m incredibly disappointed,’ he scolded Trump. ‘There’s no reason you haven’t paid us.’
“Trump made some apologetic noises. Then he said: ‘I’m not going to pay your bill. I’m going to give you something more valuable.’ What on earth is he talking about? the lawyer wondered. ‘I have a stallion,’ Trump continued. ‘It’s worth $5m.’ Trump rummaged around in a filing cabinet and pulled out what he said was a deed to a horse. He handed it to the lawyer.”
Enrich describes the lawyer’s stunned and angry response, in which he threatened to sue.
Trump, Enrich writes, “eventually coughed up at least a portion of what he owed.”
And poor old Rudy Giuliani can’t catch a T-Rump break, attorney’s fees edition (also from the same Guardian piece):
In another forthcoming book, “Giuliani: The Rise and Tragic Fall of America’s Mayor,” Andrew Kirtzman reports that in January 2021 Rudy Giuliani’s girlfriend sought $2.5m from Trump, for the former New York mayor’s legal work on the attempt to block Joe Biden’s win and for “defending you during the Russia hoax investigation and then the impeachment”.
Maria Ryan, Kirtzman writes, made the request in the same letter in which she requested that Giuliani receive a “general pardon” and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Ryan was not successful. The New York Times has reported that Trump told advisers Giuliani “would only get ‘paid on the come’, a reference to a bet in the casino game craps that is essentially payment on a successful roll of the dice.”
As has been said, everything T-Rump touches die — or is left holding the horse blanket or a loaded set of dice.
Beyond high-priced lawyers, here we are once again…
Image out front is my favorite of the T-Rump mugs, though, ‘favorite‘ does not mean in any form or fashion, as in, ‘my favorite movie,’ or ‘my favorite song.’ It’s more of an anti-appreciation/like.
And aptly titled, ‘Basic Shapes,‘ by caricaturist/illustrator Chong Jit Leong (and found here), it’s an image that displays the elemental form of a purloined sociopath — a bloated profile of flatulent bile and arrogant ignorance.