Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:07 PM
sheshe2 (39,586 posts)
2 Months In, Trump May Already Own A First: Most Corrupt POTUS. Ever.
Ethics experts cannot think of a predecessor more ready to use the prestige of the office for personal gain.
WASHINGTON – Imagine a foreign potentate who uses his official position to promote his private businesses. Who makes face time with visiting dignitaries a perk for his paying customers. Whose top aide urges the citizenry to embrace products sold by the sovereign’s daughter.
For two months now, Americans have not had to imagine any of this. They have been living it.
As President Donald Trump enters his third month in office, he has already established at least one record, however dubious: the president most open and willing to use the prestige of the White House to enrich himself and his family.
“I’m at a loss,” said Robert Maguire, an investigator with the Center for Responsive Politics, a group that advocates for more transparency in government and campaigns. “This idea that the presidency is something to enrich your private interest to the extent he’s doing, not by going on the speaking tour or getting a big book deal after he leaves office, but while he’s in office, sort of milking the office for all it’s worth ― it’s tacky.”
Most Corrupt POTUS. Ever.
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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)
Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:18 PM
Docreed2003 (1,883 posts)
5. What's surprising is that anyone would be surprised by this!
The man is a prototypical narcissist. His interests lie only on himself and the betterment of his brand and those around him. Why else would he be so bent out of shape at the least negative media reports??? Anyone with a functioning brain that hasn't been corrupted by the likes of Fox News should have seen this grift and corruption a mile away!!
Response to tblue37 (Reply #6)
Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:26 PM
sheshe2 (39,586 posts)
8. Oh, yeah...
Also the promotion of her products on the dayum WH website!
I think they should all be patted down as they leave the WH, they may have the peoples silver in their pockets.