Donald Trump has $ 421 million in debt, leading MP Ted Lieu (D-CA) to label Trump a walking national security threat.
After the New York Times released information on Trump's tax returns, Rep. Lieu tweeted:
Any American who has filed a tax return that looks like #TrumpTaxes will be denied a security clearance. @ RealDonaldTrump is an ongoing national safety commitment. It can be used by foreign powers. Actually pretty sure that has already happened. # TrumpTaxReturns https://t.co/Xmg2eLpBa7
– Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) September 28, 2020
Rep. Lieu was right. Donald Trump is up to his eyeballs in debt, and the American people have no idea what foreign corporations Trump owes. It's easy for overseas authoritarian countries to manipulate Trump because they know he needs cash.
Trump created a national security risk by not separating his presidency from his business. Trump's plan has always been to use the presidency to get out of financial difficulties. If Trump loses the election, his brand will be destroyed and he will owe nearly half a billion dollars to his creditors.
Trump's debt is a threat to America. He and his compromised children should not have national security clearances or be anywhere near the levers of power in the United States.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor and Senior Correspondent of the White House and Congress for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association