A new piece out in Vanity Fair contains a buried lede that should easily have been the headline. In filings over the past year with the Federal Elections Commission, Donald Trump refers to himself as “President of the United States of America”. The first of the filings was in July of last year:
In his 92-page financial disclosure to the Federal Election Commission (F.E.C.) in July 2015 and in a second, 104-page disclosure last May, in both of which he calls himself “President of the United States of America” (Hillary humbly calls herself “Candidate for President”), he lists at least $1.5 billion in hard assets.
It’s a level of chutzpah that’s unprecedented. Keep in mind that in July of last year, there were still 16 people running for the Republican nomination and three people running for the Democratic nomination. But that didn’t stop the man who wants to be America’s Narcissist-in-Chief from declaring himself president fifteen months before the actual election.
The article also says he put “goats on a golf course in New Jersey, to qualify for farmland tax reliefs”.
The audacity of this guy is unreal. It is also, very likely, illegal.