Donald Trump may have salivated over the idea of a housing crash to make some easy cash, but when the market tanked he tried to use it to get off the hook for a major debt. The presumptive GOP presidential nominee sued Deutsche Bank to try to get out of $40 million in personal loans he'd taken out to build Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago in 2008, arguing the financial collapse was an unexpected "force majeure," or act of God, that negated his duties to repay the loan.
"I am a businessman and I have made a lot of money in down markets, in some cases as much as I've made when markets are good. Frankly, this is the kind of thinking our country needs — understanding how to get a good result out of a very bad and sad situation," he said in a statement.
Hillary Clinton's campaign has beaten on Trump for days for his comments, seeming to root for the collapse.
"When Trump got his wish for a housing crash, millions of Americans lost their homes. This guy can't be president," Clinton's campaign tweeted Tuesday.
So it’s okay for him to manipulate the system to his own gain, but the rest of us are out of luck.:eek::mad:
He’s not the kind of guy we need in the white house,