Political Spending At Trump’s Properties Spikes 50 Fold

An interesting segment on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews says political spending at Trump’s properties has spiked 50 fold, from $119,000 during the 2011-2014 period to $5,600,000 during the 2017-2019 period. What’s even more troubling is that one Republican from California who is running for Congress essentially admitted that his fellow Republicans look at their Trump property spending as a bribe. He said, “When you have an event there or do something there, it signifies that you are supporting the president, and supporting what he is doing…It sends a clear message.” There is no other way to read this statement other than Republicans are spending money at Trump’s properties to buy favors from him–essentially bribing him. This kind of corruption which we see in third world dictatorships must never be tolerated here in the U.S.

It also turns out according to the Hardball segment that so far 90 Members of Congress have made a total of 188 visits to Trump’s properties and 250 Trump administration officials have made a total of 630 visits. In addition to this some 110 foreign officials from 60 countries have patronized Trump’s properties. Trump as we know has yet to fully divest from the said properties meaning he is flagrantly violating the emoluments clause of the U.S. constitution.

Bottom line folks, as Yours Truly has repeatedly stated before, the brazen corruption of the Trump administration is not normal and the only way we can prevent him and his cronies from normalizing it is if we scream about it. We must not allow this third world style corruption exhibited by Trump and his GOP to go unchallenged.

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Air Force Implicated In Trump’s Emoluments Clause Violations

A bombshell piece by Politico’s Natasha Bertrand says U.S. Air Force Crews have been making unusual stops at Trump’s Turnberry Resort in Scotland. This of course means someone higher up in the U.S. Air Force is steering taxpayer dollars towards Trump’s Scottish property, and according to Natasha Bertrand, violating the domestic emoluments clause. This report comes on the heels of a similar explosive revelation that Vice President Mike Pence on a recent official visit to Ireland, went out of his way(3 hours away) to stay at Trump’s Irish resort–essentially steering taxpayer funds towards Trump’s Irish property

MSNBC’s AM Joy show dug deeper into this explosive Air Force story with the author of the bombshell Politico piece, the aforementioned Natasha Bertrand (one of Yours Truly’s MSM faves)

Natasha Bertrand said on AM Joy show, “This could also be a violation of the domestic emoluments clause because the President, other than his own salary, is not supposed to get any kind of money from the federal government. So the fact that the U.S. military seems to be spending money at Trump’s resort seems to be in direct violation of that..”

Here’s what you must not miss from Bertrand’s bombshell Politico piece–Trump’s corruption in a nutshell. It all boils down to this folks–before Trump became President, his Turnberry Resort in Scotland was seriously struggling financially. There is a small airport 30 miles from the resort that is key to the resort’s economic survival. By having Air Force crews stopping at this airport, Trump is not only propping up the airport by the infusion of U.S. tax dollars, but because the Air Force crews end up spending the night at his resort, the resort also benefits from U.S. tax dollars. Essentially, the U.S. military is being used to profit Trump and his family–a clear cut domestic emoluments clause violation

Several other interesting tidbits came up from the AM Joy segment namely;

That there could be national security implications because according to Natasha Bertrand, “just because the U.S. military is doing this doesn’t mean others [foreign governments] aren’t taking cues from that.”

That the Pentagon is stonewalling efforts by Congress to get to the bottom of who authorized these unusual stops at Trump Turnberry Scotland.

Bottom line folks, whoever in the U.S. Air Force authorized these unusual stops at Trump Turnberry has to go. The U.S. military is way too important and greatly revered by Americans of all political stripes. Consequently, the military cannot engage in or be perceived to be engaging in such corrupt conduct. Simply put, the U.S. military has been a very honorable institution way before Trump became President and must be allowed to remain the same even after his exit, whether that be in 2020 or 2024.

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