Trump’s Truth Social Craters in First Week of Trading, Auditor Doubts Its Ability to Continue

The myth of Donald Trump as a savvy businessman has been circling the drain for decades. In reality he is a nepo-baby who inherited his wealth and promptly lost much of it in failed real estate deals and multiple bankruptcies. He only managed to salvage his reputation by working as a TV game show host for fourteen seasons of “The Apprentice,” where he playacted as a successful and ruthless CEO.

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Donald Trump Circling the Drain

Trump’s latest misadventure in business is his Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG), a hollow shell of company formed by stealing a Twitter clone’s code and merging with a blank-check place holder on the Nasdaq stock exchange. From its inception it has stumbled through financial and legal sinkholes that would spell doom for any business not fronting for a populist cult leader.

New filings by TMTG show just how dismal the financial condition of the company is. NBC News is reporting that…

“Trump Media and Technology Group, which operates the Truth Social platform, reported it lost $58.2 million in 2023 while generating total revenues of $4.1 million, according to the Monday filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Trump Media listed its largest expense for the year as interest payments totaling more than $39 million.”

So TMTG is operating deep in the red, just like most of the red states where Trump’s most devoted disciples reside. And it’s notable that about 67% of the company’s reported expenses are in interest payments. That means they are heavily leveraged with loans that they will likely have trouble repaying considering their feeble revenue. The report went on to reveal even more ominous news, saying that…

“‘The filing includes a note from an independent accounting firm, Colorado-based BF Borgers CPA PC, warning that Trump Media’s ‘operating losses raise substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern.’ The firm has worked with Trump Media since 2022.”

Anyone with even a novice’s knowledge of investing would have recognized that TMTG (with the doom-fated ticker symbol, “DJT”) was a catastrophe waiting to happen. And in its very first week on the stock market, it proved its worthlessness. Following the release of its financial filing the stock nosedived about 20%. It quickly sunk to the level that it priced at on its opening day a week ago. Shareholders who bought in at the beginning lost as much as 38% as the stock dropped from its high of $79.00 to under $50.00.

A lot of the press chatter about the stock has focused on the potential windfall it would present for Trump. At one point he was said to have gained a paper bounty of $6 billion. However, that presupposes that he sells his shares while stock price remains in the stratosphere. Which is a ship that has already sunk.

Furthermore, Trump is bound by a lock-up provision that prohibits him from selling any shares for six months. While the TMTG board – made up of mostly Trump flunkies – could vote to waive that provision, it would still be problematic for him to sell. For one thing, it would immediately tank the share value of the stock. That would impact the holdings of all of the board members and temper any enthusiasm to give Trump a waiver.

What’s more, if the board did give Trump a waiver, it would open the board members up to lawsuits from every other shareholder, including deep-pocketed institutions, who would lose money as a result. It would, therefore be pretty stupid for the board to vote for a waiver that would cost the board members millions and put them in massive legal peril.

Would they do it anyway? Maybe. It is, after all, a cult. And the cult leader gets his way. He is even suing the founders of Truth Social for allegedly mismanaging the company in its early days. Although it is a retaliatory suit, because those founders sued him first for trying to deprive them of the shares they were contractually promised.

In addition to the financial risks for investors. TMTG poses a grave national security risk. Adversarial foreign interests could exploit the stock as a backdoor to funneling money (i.e. bribes) to Trump. Vladimir Putin and/or his Russian oligarchs, Mohammed Bin Salmon, Xi Jinping, and even wealthy, allegedly American billionaires, could simply purchase shares of TMTG to artificially inflate its stock price in exchange for “favors” from Trump.

All of this exposes Trump’s stock as a potentially dangerous vehicle for investors, as well as for all Americans and the sovereignty of the nation. The sooner it flatlines (representing its true value) the better. For the record, here are some other recent stories about Trump’s misadventures in social media and the stock market…

Trump’s Truth Social is Revealed to Be Another Terribly Risky Trump Scam – By Its Own Prospectus
A quick look at the company’s prospectus should frighten off any astute investors. It is exposed as “a high-risk, speculative operation with few hard numbers behind it. It’s already the subject of subpoenas, from regulators and a grand jury, even though it’s barely off the ground.”

Trump’s Truth Social Reports Massive Losses and Warns that it Could Go Out of Business
A Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing by the company reveals its financial frailty. The report paints a pitiful picture of the enterprise’s prospects going forward and reveals that it has lost $31.5 million since it opened for business just two years ago.

Trump’s Truth Social Continues to Collapse as Its Biz Partner Loses Virtually All of its Funding
The funding partner for TMTG said that it will return the remaining $533 million of the $1 billion raised to finance the venture after investors canceled $467 million of commitments.

Trump Crime Syndicate: Investors Arrested for Insider Trading in Failing Truth Social Scam
Trump’s associates in his truthless, anti-social media venture were arrested and charged with insider trading. Reports indicate that “the three individuals together made more than $22 million in illegal profits.”

Truth Social Disease: Ads on Trump’s Twitter Ripoff are Mostly Scams and Trump-Fluffing Merch
Advertisers are afraid of their ads being juxtaposed with hate speech and other noxious content. Consequently, the only advertisers who are willing to shell out are sketchy scammers, conspiracy theorists, and junk peddlers.

LOCK HIM UP: Trump’s TRUTH Social Scam is Being Criminally Investigated By a Federal Grand Jury
In addition to the Grand Jury proceedings, the SEC is investigating whether TMTG and DWAC executives improperly coordinated with each other and engaged in insider trading. They have also partnered with a Chinese firm with a dubious legal past.

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