Donald Trump Is making a circus out of one of the most solemn events in any normal presidency, the yearly State of the Union address, set to go forward tomorrow night. Trump is using it to fatten his campaign coffers. Washington Post:
President Trump is seeking to parlay his first State of the Union address on Tuesday into cash for his reelection campaign by offering supporters a chance to see their name flashed on the screen during a broadcast of the speech.
In a fundraising solicitation on Monday, Trump offered those willing to pay at least $35 the opportunity to see their name displayed during a live streaming of the address on his campaign website.
“This is a movement,” the solicitation says. “It’s not about just one of us. It’s about ALL of us. Which is why your name deserves to be displayed during Tuesday night’s speech.”
The web page to which the solicitation links offers donors the opportunity to contribute as much as $2,700 — the maximum amount allowed per election.
Trump campaign’s livestream of State of the Union speech will display campaign donors’ names on screen. pic.twitter.com/FyF9QaLZSh
— Derek Willis (@derekwillis) January 29, 2018
This is who we are in the Year of Our Lord, 2018. We have an unabashed grifter in the White House making a mockery of our country’s traditions to profit himself and that will be followed by an exclusive interview of his porn star lover on a popular talk show host’s television show.
How do we pull the plug?