jdpriestly (5877 posts)December 1, 2016 at 11:41 am
Could we have a new forum called "TrumpWatch"?
A friend of mine suggested this. We could track the crazy things Trump does like his horrible appointments, the bad deal he made with Carrier in Indianapolis, the threats against the home loan interest deduction. Sarah Palin at Veteran’s Affairs? Are you kidding?GoodWitch, PeaceNow, valerief and 4 otherswhispers, spud demon, ThouArtThat, Charles like thisNo Truth! No Trust! Bernie or Bust!
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LibDemAlways (303 posts) (Reply to original post) December 1, 2016 at 11:56 am
1. The Repukes are threatening to do away with the
home loan interest deduction? That’s one of the few deductions the middle class has left. That happens and they might as well start cleaning out their Capitol Hill offices now. Have a feeling buyer’s remorse is going to be manifested bigtime at the voting booth in 2018.
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ThouArtThat (6169 posts) (Reply to original post) December 1, 2016 at 11:58 am
2. Yes – This Was Suggested To Admins Previously – See Email Below
Initial Feedback Was Positive
“Hi Mary M,
Here is a suggestion that may significantly increase JPR traffic over time.
Back in the Dubya days, there was a very useful website called Bush Watch.
It was a daily collection of news stories about Dubya and his failings.
It was setup as a list of headlines with web links to news stories or videos.
In a JPR version there could be forum with specific rules for how to structure the headlines and then rules for the web links.
I suspect that a Trump Watch would become very useful for tracking and monitoring all of the failures to come.
In other words a very useful archive for information and reference.
Keep up the good work.
ThouArtThat”"In America Today, Power Corrupts and Money Corrupts Absolutely" - Anonymous
Charles (2096 posts) (Reply to original post) December 1, 2016 at 12:09 pm
3. Trump seems destined to be one more corrupt politician. There's already plenty
to be said.
(copied from an earlier post.)
His foundation took $150,000 for a 20 minute speech from the same Ukraine billionaire that gave millions to Clinton’s Foundation And this happened last year while he was running for president:
Donor At The Center Of A Clinton Pay-To-Play Scandal Also Gave To Trump’s Foundation
By Jessica Schulberg – 11/22/2016 04:22 pm ET
The Victor Pinchuk Foundation gave $150,000 to the Trump Foundation in 2015.
WASHINGTON ― After Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign, his foundation received a generous donation from a Ukrainian oligarch whose donations to the Clinton Foundation sparked accusations that Hillary Clinton engaged in an ethically murky mix of philanthropy and politics.
The information became public on Tuesday, with the publication of the Trump Foundation’s 2015 tax documents. The Victor Pinchuk Foundation gave $150,000 to the Trump Foundation in fall 2015 ― the only time it did so, according to Thomas Weihe, head of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation’s board.
Pinchuk, a billionaire steel magnate who is a former member of Ukraine’s parliament and son-in-law of a former Ukrainian president, has donated far more generously to Clinton’s foundation, with gifts of $10 and $25 million. According to The New York Times, Pinchuk let the Clintons borrow his private plane, attended former President Bill Clinton’s birthday party in 2011, and met with State Department officials several times while Hillary Clinton ran the agency….
So now we have a president elect who is showing no fear of being corrupt in the very same fashion the Clinton’s were. There was no way he was going to push to prosecute Clinton if he’s already doing similar things.
He used his foundation to pay James O’keefe to make propaganda videos depicting Hillary supporters as violent and then used the videos as evidence that it was happening.
Now as president elect he talks to Argentina’s president and a building project of Trump’s that was being held up now appears that it is being approved.
He scammed thousands of people with his bogus Trump University and just paid $25 million in a class action lawsuit and a $1 million dollar fine to make it go away . Some estimate he still made a profit as the University took in $40 million in revenue.
He used his foundation to donate $25,000 to Florida State Attorney General Pam Bondi’s campaign and shortly after she dropped the Trump University case.
He’s may charge the Secret Service millions in rent to protect him and his family in his Trump Tower.
Foreign dignitaries are staying at his DC Hotel to gain favor with the Trumpster.
Being president is already pretty lucrative for Trump and he hasn’t even got into office yet. He does have a way to go to out do Hillary and her foundation in the corruption dept. But if these incidents are an indicator of things to come Trump is well on his way to accomplishing it….
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