Trump Family History of Illegal and Unethical Activities
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How Trump Got Rich, New York Times, October 3, 2018. A series one or two minute videos that explain how Trump and his siblings engaged in elaborate tax fraud schemes to transfer their father's wealth to them and enrich the family with millions of dollars. By the end of 1997, Donald Trump and his siblings owned nearly all of Fred Trump’s empire, free and clear of estate taxes. How did they do it? A special type of trust with a clunky acronym: GRAT, short for grantor-retained annuity trust. It is one of the tax code’s great gifts to the ultrawealthy. In Donald Trump’s version of how he got rich, he was the master dealmaker who parlayed a $1 million loan from his father into a $10 billion empire. But a New York Times investigation shows that in every era of Mr. Trump’s life, his finances were deeply intertwined with, and dependent on, his father’s wealth.
Retiring as a Judge, Trump’s Sister Ends Court Inquiry Into Her Role in Tax Dodges, New York Times, April 10, 2019.