Here’s the nut of Trump’s problem:
Trump hasn’t disclosed his financial documents
Questions over Trump’s net worth have persisted for years and his refusal to reveal actual figures in the past is one reason some believe he’ll never run for president, since to register as a candidate involves extensive financial disclosures. Trump sought to tamp down such criticism by pledging to release his financial documents if President Obama released his long-form birth certificate. The president did just that Wednesday. Trump responded by saying he’ll release his financial documents “at the appropriate time.”
There’s no “appropriate” time for Trump to release his financial documents, because most of what Trump says on any topic on any given day is a baldfaced lie, and his favorite topic is the vastness of his riches. His whole faux empire of rented helicopters and jets, over-leveraged hotels and fake reality shows is built on an illusion of fabulous wealth. Filing the disclosures required to run for President would show once and for all that he’s miles from being a billionaire, has filed for bankruptcy numerous times, and that the “art” of his deals is that he gets to be the face for other people’s money.
Trump may or may not announce a run for President, but he will certainly not file the paperwork required for a real run for the office. He knows that the clickslaves in the press who are slavering over his current freakshow are aching to garner more precious hits by mining his financial documents. And he knows that this time he can’t file a nuisance lawsuit when reporters prove that he’s a garden variety millionaire instead of the $6 billion dollar man he claims to be.