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Destroying People Who Wouldn't Help One Of His Bankrupt Businesses Was All Trump Talked About When He Met Him In 1990s: Branson


Destroying People Who Wouldn't Help One Of His Bankrupt Businesses Was All Trump Talked About When He Met Him In 1990s: Branson
At a time when the current U.S. President Donald Trump was a real-estate tycoon and was dealing with the bankruptcy of one of his companies during the 1990s, British Billionaire Richard Branson had met Trump at that point in time just once, the founder of the Virgin Group said in a television interview on Wednesday.
Branson, during the TV interview, alleged that Trump spent the meeting talking about how to destroy people who refused to lend him money when one of his companies went bankrupt. Branson is the owner and founder of the Virgin Group and an open supporter of Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential campaign.
Recounting the meeting with Trump, Branson said in the interview:
"He invited me to lunch or dinner at his house, and he had just been bankrupt," Branson claimed, later clarifying he meant one of Trump's companies had filed for bankruptcy.
"I thought we would have an interesting conversation about a whole range of issues, and he just spent the whole lunch talking about five people he rung up to try to get help from ... and how these people had refused to help him and how his life's mission was to going to be to destroy these people," Branson asserted.
On the issue of Branson's claims about meeting Trump and what transpired, there were no immediate comments available from the White House when the media approached it’s officials for a comment.
The details or the identification of the Trump company that he said went bankrupt nor the exact date of his meeting with Trump was not provided by Branson.
The real estate empire that belonged to Trump was on the verge of a collapse in the 1990s and this is a very well-documented fact that is known by many in the industry and outside. Trump referred to steps that had been taken by him during that time in order to turn around his company were referred to by the then presidential candidate during one of the presidential debates last year against Clinton.
Trump, on stage with Clinton, said, "On occasion, four times, we used certain [bankruptcy] laws that are there."
Trump had said at the time: "I take advantage of the laws of the nation because I'm running a company", while he had attempted to further defend his using of the bankruptcy laws for business that are applicable in the U.S.
By even calling the future president to be “irrational, aggressive” and lacking informed ideas, Branson was not shy in criticizing Trump during the campaign to the U.S. Presidency.