Friday, February 22, 2019

Despite repeated pledge, Trump refuses to provide documentation he’s donating salary, hotel profits

Beginning in at least 2015, Donald Trump promised he would forego a salary if he became president. Shortly after the election, Donald Trump sat down for an interview with Leslie Stahl on 60 Minutes and promised he would forego his salary: “Well,...
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Donald Trump uses Hurricane Harvey to showcase $40 hats they can buy at his...

Nothing says “presidential” like shilling your “USA” hats during a national emergency.
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The report Trump officials don’t want you to see

The Washington Post has been knocking it out of the park lately.  Today alone there there have been several awesome pieces, each worthy of mention — but this one has very real tax and economic policy implications so I thought I’d highlight it, the...

Budget deal includes $41 million for ‘extraordinary costs’ of indulging Donald Trump

One special feature of the continuing resolution can be read as relieving a burden on local and state governments. It can also be read as $41 million to support Trump properties—and that money is coming directly from American taxpayers.

Spicer Won’t Give Straight Answer on Reported Changes to Trump Trust

White House press secretary Sean Spicer claims "the entire point" of setting up such a trust "is so somebody can withdraw money"
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Why is this national historic site at Trump’s D.C. hotel open and fully staffed?

The Trump-McConnell shutdown of the federal government has already shuttered most national offices, with hundreds of thousands of federal workers furloughed or forced to work without pay. In particular it has wreaked havoc on...
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Watch: Explosive Dutch Documentary Links Trump to Russian Underworld

Zembla TV has produced a documentary with 2 parts on Donald Trump’s dubious friendships and business partnerships with Russians.  ...
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Trump goes on a Twitter rant against Harley-Davidson for its response to his trade...

After Harley-Davidson announced that, to avoid the retaliatory tariffs the European Union slapped on American-made motorcycles, it would be moving some production overseas, Donald Trump predictably turned against the company. Harley had been a Trump...
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Trump Hotel profits $270,000 from Saudi lobbying campaign

If you marveled at Donald Trump giving Saudi Arabia an unusually warm embrace during a foreign trip in which he flipped the middle finger to all our of usual allies, there may be a very good reason for all that affinity. It amounts to $270,000 the...
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Trump Organization says they ‘donated’ hotel ‘money,’ won’t show receipts and no one believes...

Monday morning, this bit of news came through the wire, via of the Associated Press. As our very own Jen Hayden wondered out loud. Sadly we won’t see receipts. For one, there aren’t any; and if there are it’s for a few bucks that the Trump...

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