Say it ain’t so Wilbur!

Say it ain't so Wilbur!

by digby

Oh heck, it looks like there's another narcissist in the White House who's so embarrassed that he isn't really a billionaire that he lied about it to hide the fact that he's only worth a piddling 700 mil. Can you blame him?

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Jr. has lied about his net worth since 20o4, according to a new report from Forbes, in a story called “The Case of Wilbur Ross' Phantom $2 Billion.” According to financial-disclosure forms Ross filed after his nomination to President Trump’s Cabinet, Ross has less than $700 million in assets. Ross, meanwhile, claims he has more than $2 billion in trusts for his family that were not disclosed in those forms. “After one month of digging, Forbes is confident it has found the answer: That money never existed,” the magazine reports. “It seems clear that Ross lied to us, the latest in an apparent sequence of fibs, exaggerations, omissions, fabrications and whoppers that have been going on with Forbes since 2004.”
No wonder he didn't want to divulge the fact that he's in bed with Russian president Vladimir Putin's son-in-law. He didn't want to have to give it up for some stupid government job. He's poor!

This is why Donald Trump is so great. He understands the struggle of people like Ross. That's why his populist message resonates with the average working person. It's authentic and from the heart.