Years after leftist media outlets attempted to paint former President Donald Trump as an evil, greedy menace, the exact opposite has recently been revealed.
Dealing a massive blow to the establishment media’s narrative of Trump’s alter ego as the devil himself, Forbes reported Tuesday that the former president actually lost $1.1 billion after his presidency, causing him to fall almost 300 places from his original spot in billionaire rankings.
“From the time he entered the White House in January 2017 to his departure a few months ago, Donald Trump’s fortune fell by nearly a third, from $3.5 billion to $2.4 billion,” Forbes reporter Dan Alexander wrote. “The S&P 500, meanwhile, increased 70%.”
Alexander went on to list a number of properties Trump owns, writing that if the former president had sold them on day one, he “would have ended his presidency an estimated $1.6 billion richer than he is today.”
Throughout the piece, Alexander bashed Trump for his refusal to focus on his portfolio. In a Tuesday tweet, the reporter wrote, “If he had just listened to the ethics experts, his presidency would have been cleaner and his fortune would now be much bigger.”