A warning for those who chance to meet a wild Trump coming home late at night, past a graveyard, all alone in a storm: Don’t bump the Trump. [With apologies to Shel Silverstein.]
So far this series has aimed at being light-hearted, playing on the humor of a narcissistic businessman vying for a job that requires more than an ounce of real character. Now I’m thinking about leaving the high road and start calling things as they are. In the meantime, I have this to say. Thank you, Mr. Trump. It’s the nicest thing anybody’s ever done for me.Thank you very, very, very much!
Self-obsessed billionaire Donald Trump earlier snatched the campaign torch from the Republican Party by scooping up conservative America’s low-hanging fruit. Full disclosure: it’s something I proclaimed over a year ago could not be done. I was wrong! How wrong? Very wrong. And all despite Donald Trump’s long history of criminal behavior:
That’s the pay-for-play Trump has talked about so much recently in another context. He paid; they played. With his characteristic bravado, Trump bragged about being a participant in the corruption that he was setting out to fix.
As far as rhetoric goes, it’s a tricky line to walk. But when questions arose about Trump actually giving money to get a benefit from politicians, those comments came back to haunt him.
At issue is a contribution made by Trump’s foundation to a political group associated with the attorney general of Florida. The Post’s David Fahrenthold has been tracking money flowing in and out of Trump’s nonprofit for months, and he reported last week that the organization had to pay a fine for giving to a 527 political organization, a violation of rules governing nonprofits.
Just so you understand, Donald Trump ran a fraudulent company known as Trump University. Prospective students were promised professional instruction in creating and managing money-making real estate deals. In fact, the professionals giving the instruction were professionals in fraud. Prospects paid, in some cases, thousands of dollars for worthless instruction. It was expected that Florida would join in a New York suit against Trump University, but Attorney General Pam Bondi dropped the case, and her re-election campaign received $25,000 from the Trump Foundation. The Trump Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization, which means it is exempt from paying taxes. At such it is also prohibited from making political contributions.
Yeah, it’s game on. We are going to have more fun between now and November. We can be assured Donald Trump will never fail to entertain us.
Continue reading. And may Jesus have mercy on your soul.