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The Many Business Failures of Donald Trump

He’s running for president (maybe) on his business record. One problem: that record sucks

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Rolling Stone's Eric Hedegaard sat down recently with real-estate mogul, Reality TV star and – who can tell? – presidential candidate Donald Trump for a profile that appears in the magazine's May 26, 2011 issue. When they get around to talking about Trump's presidential aspirations, the Donald barks, 'We need a businessman, and I've been successful.' But, as Hedegaard points out, Trump's business career is at least as remarkable for its colossal screwups – including multiple bankruptcies – as for its lucrative successes. Here, an incomplete roundup of Donald Trump's business failures.


Launched in 2006 under the slogan "success distilled," Trump Super Premium Vodka was destined  to make the T&T (Trump & Tonic) the most-ordered drink in the country. At least that was the idea. Sadly, the brand went kaput in 2010, having "failed to meet the threshold requirements."

Related: One Top-Notch Novelty Act: A Conversation with Donald Trump by Eric Hedegaard


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