Sunday, February 12, 2017

Rather than drain the swamp, Trump’s swamp is oozing money and sleaze.

Robert Reich

1. Last night, Trump dined privately with the same billionaire who he once mocked his primary opponents for attempting to woo: GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson. Adelson, who spent more than $21 million supporting Trump’s campaign.
2. Betsy DeVos’ confirmation proved cabinet positions are up for sale in the Trump presidency. She's not all. The family of Andy Puzder, Trump’s pick for Labor Secretary, contributed almost $700,000 to Republicans last year – more than twice the amounts they contributed in ’12 or ’14
3. Federal ethics law states that a federal employee “shall not use his public office for his own private gain, for the endorsement of any product, service or enterprise or for the private gain of friends, relatives, or persons with whom the employee is affiliated in a nongovernmental capacity.” So how can Kellyanne Conway get away with urging the public to buy Ivanka Trump’s clothing, and Trump get away with criticize Nordstrom for dropping the line?
4. Despite Trump's promises he'd sever all ties with his existing businesses and place all assets in a “blind” trust to eliminate any conflicts of interests, newly released documents show Trump remains the sole beneficiary of his trust – which is legally controlled by his oldest son and a longtime employee -- and still retains the legal power to revoke the trust at any time.

When will Trump voters see they were conned -- that it was all a giant bait and switch?

What do you think?


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