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Christina Wilkie is a national reporter at The Huffington Post based in Washington D.C., where she covers politics and policy. Prior to joining HuffPost in 2011, Wilkie wrote the "In the Know" column for The Hill. She is a graduate of Trinity College and held staff positions at The Brookings Institution and The Aspen Institute before pursuing journalism. Wilkie can be reached at

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Inside The Trump University 'Playbook'

(0) Comments | Posted May 31, 2016 | 5:17 PM

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge on Tuesday unsealed nearly 400 pages of documents related to a lawsuit over the for-profit Trump University, revealing the aggressive and predatory practices that Trump U. salespeople were encouraged to use on potential participants of the real estate seminar, which has been accused...

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Mad Magazine Gets In On The Donald Trump Action

(0) Comments | Posted May 31, 2016 | 2:03 PM

Mad magazine has been making fun of politicians for more than 60 years. But even for the nation's longest-running satirical magazine, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump presents a historic opportunity for irreverence.

Mad has agreed to let The Huffington Post debut its August cover as...

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Online Interest In Gorilla Eclipses Interest In Donald Trump

(0) Comments | Posted May 31, 2016 | 1:23 PM

Donald Trump has dominated media airwaves, Internet searches and public discourse ever since he announced his campaign for the presidency last year. 

But on Tuesday, Americans' searches for gorilla news briefly eclipsed their interest in looking up the presumptive Republican nominee. According to Google Trends, which monitors search...

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Donald Trump Defends Secrecy Around Veteran Donations

(0) Comments | Posted May 31, 2016 | 10:43 AM

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his fundraising for veterans charities and said he had not inflated reports of how much money he had donated to...

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National Rifle Association Endorses Donald Trump For President

(1) Comments | Posted May 20, 2016 | 3:00 PM

The National Rifle Association on Friday endorsed presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, saying that gun owners and supporters must unite to block presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary...

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Trump Delegate Indicted On Child Pornography, Explosives, Machine Gun Charges

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2016 | 1:49 PM

A Donald Trump delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention has been indicted in Maryland on federal charges that include using a minor to make child pornography, illegal possession of a machine gun and illegal transport of explosives. 

Caleb Andrew Bailey, 30, from Waldorf, Maryland, was indicted late Wednesday, according to...

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Cartoon Your Way To Fame: Donald Trump Edition

(0) Comments | Posted May 19, 2016 | 11:28 AM

Attention all artists, cartoonists, illustrators and doodlers: The Huffington Post is launching a visual storytelling initiative to help document the 2016 presidential election.

In a media landscape saturated with tweeting heads, we think cartoons have a unique way of getting at the truth. So we want your...

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Donald Trump Profits In Private From The Companies He Trashes In Public

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2016 | 2:35 PM

In public, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump rails against U.S. companies that outsource jobs overseas, like Nabisco, Carrier and Ford. He has called for a boycott of Apple and accused Disney of abusing the H1-B visa program to staff its resorts. 

But in private, Trump is profiting from investments in the very same corporations he trashes on the campaign trail.

According to Trump's personal disclosure forms, released Wednesday, he earned between $150,000 and $1.1 million in the past year from investments in companies that he has publicly attacked.

Trump's most frequent targets include Nabisco, the Carrier Corporation, and Ford. The parent companies of Nabisco and Carrier have both outsourced hundreds of jobs to Mexico in recent months. Ford plans to build a new plant in Mexico's San Luis Potosí state, a plan Trump has called "a disgrace." 

"Carrier and Ford and Nabisco need to know that there are consequences to leaving and firing people," Trump told a crowd in Indiana last month. "You can’t just go to another country and make products to sell across our weak borders, because our borders will be so strong." 

The mogul's anger with outsourcing does not extend to his portfolio, however. Trump's stake in Ford is worth between $500,000 and $1 million, according to his disclosure. He also pocketed as much as $20,000 in interest from his holdings in United Technologies and Mondelez International, the parent companies of Carrier and Nabisco, respectively.

In February, Trump called for a boycott of Apple after the company refused to break into the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter. "What I think you ought to do is boycott Apple until such a time as they give that security number," Trump told a crowd in South Carolina. "How do you like that? I just thought of it. Boycott Apple."

Trump's proposed boycott did not apply to his own business with Apple, however -- nor his use of their products. Trump's investments in the software and device giant have netted him between $100,000 and a million dollars in dividends and capital gains over the past year. 

A spokeswoman for the Trump campaign did not respond to a request for comment about his investments.

The earnings were part of an overall income that Trump claimed was $557 million, for a net worth that his campaign team claimed was more than $10 billion. The forms require candidates to list the value of their holdings as a range, with the top category being $50 million or more. 

The financial disclosure came as Trump faces increased scrutiny over his refusal to release his tax returns. While not required by law, the tradition of presidential nominees releasing their tax returns dates back to the 1970's.

Trump says he will release his tax returns when the IRS completes a routine audit of his annual returns, but he won't say whether that will be before or after the November election. Trump claims that the current audit covers a whole decade's worth of returns, even those that are no longer being audited. The IRS has said that nothing the agency does prevents an individual from releasing his or her own tax returns.


Read Trump's entire financial disclosure form below.  

Editor's note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liarrampant xenophoberacistmisogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims -- 1.6 billion members of an entire religion -- from entering the...

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Donald Trump's Alaska Campaign Team Includes Convicted Felon

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2016 | 11:38 PM

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign team in Alaska includes a former state lawmaker who served prison time for corruption.

Republican Tom Anderson, who was named Monday as Trump's press representative in the state, was convicted in 2007 of bribery, extortion, money laundering and conspiracy for...

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Sandy Hook Families Win Another Victory In Court

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2016 | 12:27 PM

The families of Sandy Hook shooting victims won another victory in court this week, when a judge ordered that gun manufacturers must begin turning over their internal marketing documents...

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RNC Chair Ready To Broker A Truce Between Donald Trump, Paul Ryan

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2016 | 10:30 AM

Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus said Friday that he will work to close the divide between House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Donald Trump, the party's...

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RNC Chair Says Donald Trump Will Hide His Views On Minorities Better Now

(4) Comments | Posted May 6, 2016 | 9:08 AM

Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus said Friday that presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump understands the need to change how he speaks about marginalized groups.

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Πώς θα χρηματοδοτήσει ο Τραμπ την υποψηφιότητά του για την προεδρία;

(1) Comments | Posted May 4, 2016 | 6:02 PM

Ο επικρατέστερος Ρεπουμπλικανός υποψήφιος (μετά την παραίτηση του Τεντ Κρουζ), Ντόναλντ Τραμπ, θα ξεκινήσει άμεσα να συγκεντρώνει χρήματα για την καμπάνια των γενικών εκλογών, σύμφωνα με δηλώσεις του σήμερα, Τετάρτη.

«Θα ήθελα (άραγε) να πουλήσω μερικά κτίρια και να χρηματοδοτήσω τον εαυτό μου; Δεν ξέρω...

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A Racist, Sexist Lying Con Man Sits Atop The Party Of Lincoln

(1) Comments | Posted May 4, 2016 | 11:08 AM

Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee for president. Let that sink in.

One year ago, in May 2015, the nation's political attention was focused on former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), who was making the case for immigration reform,...

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Donald Trump To Begin Fundraising 'Right Away'

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2016 | 7:50 AM

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will start raising money for a general election campaign "right away," he said Wednesday.

"Do I want...

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Trump's 'Woman Card' Remark Drives $2.4 Million In Fundraising -- For Hillary Clinton

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2016 | 4:12 PM

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton raised a record-setting $2.4 million for her presidential campaign during the last three days of April. And she has Donald Trump to thank...

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Donald Trump To Fundraise For Republican Candidates

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2016 | 12:24 PM

Donald Trump plans to help Republicans in the House and Senate raise campaign funds if he becomes the party's presidential nominee, Trump adviser Paul Manafort said on Sunday.

Trump "will work with leaders of the Republican...

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CIA Director: Missing 9/11 Report Pages Contain 'Inaccurate' Information

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2016 | 11:12 AM

CIA Director John Brennan on Sunday defended the government's decision to withhold 28 pages of the 9/11 Commission Report, telling NBC the classified pages contain "inaccurate" information that could be...

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Trump Way Ahead In New Indiana Poll

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2016 | 9:29 AM

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump holds a double-digit lead over his Republican rivals in Indiana's GOP primary, according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll released Sunday. 


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Obama Predicts The Future. And It's Funny.

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2016 | 11:18 PM

President Barack Obama gave everyone a glimpse into the future during the 2016 White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday. A very funny glimpse, coming from a president who sounded irreverent, cool, and not entirely sad to see his administration coming to an end.

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