But to give the appearance of success, Mr. Trump also took loans from various banks and financial institutions he would later defraud through the process of bankruptcy. After filing for bankruptcy in half dozen of occasions, the financial well in the United States had dried up; Mr. Trump was then forced to seek for capital elsewhere, mainly from Russians. With open arms, Russians who are notorious for their nefarious business dealings (money laundering, racketeering, hacking, bribing, extorting, etc.) welcomed Donald Trump as their new client. It was a marriage made in heaven for both sides. Such accolade by individuals and businesses in the crimes underworld did not matter at first, would not have mattered had Trump not run for the presidency of the United States.
But he did.