Trump casts himself as an honorable business man; however, after many allegations that Donald Trump does not pay his bills, a June 2, 2016, USA Today story provided the following:
“(We) found he has been involved in more than 3,500 lawsuits over the past three decades – and a large number of those involve ordinary Americans…who say Trump or his companies have refused to pay them.
“At least 60 lawsuits, along with hundreds of liens, judgments, and other government filings reviewed by the USA Today Network, document people who have accused Trump and his businesses of failing to pay them for their work. Among them: a dishwasher in Florida. A glass company in New Jersey. A carpet company. A plumber. Painters. Forty-eight waiters. Dozens of bartenders and other hourly workers at his resorts and clubs, coast to coast. Real estate brokers who sold his properties. And, ironically, several law firms that once represented him in these suits and others….
“The action in total paint a portrait of Trump’s sprawling organization frequently failing to pay small businesses and individuals, then sometime tying them up in court and other negotiations for years. In some cases, the Trump teams financially overpower and outlast much smaller opponents, draining their resources. Some just give up the fight, or settle for less; some have ended up in bankruptcy or out of business altogether.”