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Trump’s Debts Are the Least Mysterious Aspect of His Finances

  • Identity of the president’s lenders have been clear for years
  • Deutsche Bank and Ladder Capital are his biggest creditors
Donald Trump speaks with audience members after participating in an NBC News town hall event in Miami on Oct. 15.

Donald Trump speaks with audience members after participating in an NBC News town hall event in Miami on Oct. 15.

Photographer: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

When President Donald Trump appeared on an NBC town hall Thursday evening, moderator Savannah Guthrie posed a question that has come up a lot over the past two weeks.

“Who do you owe $421 million to,” Guthrie asked, citing a recent New York Times story on Trump’s tax returns that said the obligations will come due in the next four years.