Republicans Will Claim Trump Was Going After Corruption: You Just Have to Laugh
Donald Trump is the most corrupt president in American history. I don’t think that is even debatable.
He declined to divest himself of his businesses and has been making millions from Americans and foreigners alike who are seeking access and currying favors by spending vast sums of money at his properties. He spends nearly every weekend and long stretches of time at his own golf clubs, funneling taxpayer money to himself in the process. Members of the military and his Cabinet, as well as Vice President Mike Pence, have participated in the scheme. According to Open Secrets political spending at his properties since he became president exceeds $20 million.
Trump’s overseas properties, ostensibly overseen by his sons with no supervision from him, are clearly seen by foreign investors and politicians as great opportunities to get in good with the U.S. president. Just a few weeks ago he decided to hold the 2020 G7 summit meeting next year at his Doral National golf club in Florida, and only backed down because he is in the midst of impeachment and someone managed to convince him that it wasn’t in his best interest no matter how many millions he stood to pocket. The mere fact that he even contemplated such a thing makes his claims to be “draining the swamp” ludicrous.