The first page of today’s New York Times has an article, meant to be – and, assuming it is accurate, succeeds in being – embarrassing for Donald Trump. It purports to show how, as a business person, he screwed up a deal with China.
But here’s something that has not, as of yet, made it into the Times.
Excerpted from Adam Kredo’s article for the Washington Times:
The State Department misplaced and lost some $6 billion due to the improper filing of contracts during the past six years, mainly during the tenure of former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, according to a newly released Inspector General report.
The $6 billion in unaccounted funds poses a “significant financial risk and demonstrates a lack of internal control over the Department’s contract actions,” according to the report.
The alert, originally sent on March 20 and just released this week, warns that the missing contracting funds “could expose the department to substantial financial losses.”
The report centered on State Department contracts worth “more than $6 billion in which contract files were incomplete or could not be located at all,” according to the alert.
“The failure to maintain contract files adequately creates significant financial risk and demonstrates a lack of internal control over theDepartment’s contract actions,” the alert states.
In fairness, this might have come out so recently that The Times did not yet have an opportunity to vet and discuss it.
Er…..nope. This article was published April 4th 2014: over 2 years ago.
Can Donald Trump make business mistakes (regardless of the veracity or lack of same in this article)? Sure. Has he? I have no doubt he has.’
But Mr. Trump has had many financial successes as well.
Can anyone show me financial successes of Hillary Clinton, other than the highly malodorous ones she had with stocks and speaking fees to people she claims she is against…but won’t tell us what she said to them?
I didn’t think so.