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How Trump is pocketing our money

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UPDATED: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 07:34
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Monday, July 2, 2018 4:23 PM

CAPTAINCRUNCH

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Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp” and stop corrupt elites from profiteering off the hard work of We The People. As this infographic shows, he’s doing the opposite.

ProPublica used publicly available data to determine exactly how much money Trump is pocketing directly from taxpayer-funded and political spending at Trump Properties. The grand total? $16.1 million, so far. As the organization reports in its June 27 investigative piece, the “federal taxpayer data is incomplete because agencies are fighting disclosure.” Talking to ProPublica, one federal employee explained that he or she “could offer clarity, but I choose not to.”

An infographic divides the money into three sources: the Donald Trump for President Inc. political campaign, other political campaigns, and U.S. taxpayer money. Typically, the money pictured here would be spent on hotels or airlines that have nothing to do with the president or candidate. Gotta fly or host the Secret Service? No problem, just use any of the many companies that provide those services. But since Trump owns hotels and airplanes and he or his family use them, the government pays Trump for his space and services.

ProPublica‘s findings don’t just include big-ticket items, like the government spending $2.39 million on Trump Tower rentals. The reporters also found “small” expenditures by plenty of other government agencies and local entities–like the Florida Police Chiefs Association, which “held its summer conference last year at the Trump National Doral Miami.” Talking to ProPublica, law professor at Washington University in St. Louis Kathleen Clark said that “Trump appears to be commandeering federal resources in order to maximize revenues at Trump properties, and he does this by visiting properties close to the White House . . . and when he travels to the golf courses in Florida, Virginia, and New Jersey, other agencies that are involved in supporting the president end up spending money.”

Notably, the graphic doesn’t include the money that private companies and other countries are choosing Trump properties, likely a way to curry favor from the president and his crooked family. According to ProPublica, “since Watergate, presidents have actively sought to avoid conflicts between their public responsibilities and their private interests . . . every president since Jimmy Carter sold his companies or moved assets into blind trusts or broadly held investments.” Trump, however, did none of this. He will pocket the money, which is not only grossly unethical but dubiously legal. I don’t know if he’s Making American Great Again, but this graphic shows that he’s making his own profits great again.

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Monday, July 2, 2018 6:39 PM

REAVERFAN


President for sale! Pay to play, baby!

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Monday, July 2, 2018 6:44 PM

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Monday, July 2, 2018 10:50 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Originally posted by reaverfan:
So, where are Trump’s promised tax returns?
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/sd-t
rump-tax-returns-still-waiting-utak-20180702-story.html


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On this one, I'll agree.

Currently, there is no law saying they ever have to be provided, but he did say that he would eventually release them.

I only wish there was somebody.... anybody.... out there that was impartial enough to comb through 12,000 pages of tax forms and give an unbiased and objective opinion about what are in them.

CNN and MSNBC will take things out of context and paint the most horrible picture imaginable, and FOX News will be in equal and opposite spin mode.

Leaving the rest of us with just one more thing to fight about. This one being something that only a very experienced CPA should have an opinion about, and how many CPAs out there have the free time to go through 12,000 pages?

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018 8:41 AM

REAVERFAN


If he would only hand it over, lots of qualified people would be happy to look at it.

I think he's completely underwater, after that billion dollar loan from Kennedy's kid.

Nothing but dirt.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018 1:38 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Any word on where we can get our hands on any previous president's tax returns?

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018 6:12 PM

CAPTAINCRUNCH

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Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Any word on where we can get our hands on any previous president's tax returns?

Do Nothing, Be Nothing. :)



Have you tried googling, "where can we get our hands on any previous president's tax returns?"

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018 7:53 PM

JJ


Want to see Trumps tax returns? Make sure you do everything you can to help the democrats win back the house.

T


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Wednesday, July 4, 2018 7:34 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Quote:

Originally posted by JJ:
Want to see Trumps tax returns? Make sure you do everything you can to help the democrats win back the house.

T




Trump's returns are just about the bottom of my list of things I give a shit about, but there are plenty of other important reasons we need to have the Democrats win back the house.

Our government is at its very worst when either side runs the entire show.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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