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Monday, November 21, 2016

I KEEP A LITTLE LIST, AND NO ONE SHALL BE MISSED [THE MIKADO]

There may be some who thought I was a bit over the top when I claimed that Trump would seek to monetize the presidency.  Hardly.  In the first two weeks since the election, with two months remaining before the inauguration, there are already at least three examples of this corrupt monetization.  I have started keeping a list in a file on the desktop of my computer, each item with a link to a story detailing the act of corruption.  Periodically, I shall reproduce it here, so that we do not lose sight of the totality of the corruption as the days pass.

Here are my first three examples.  


Examples of Trump Monetizing the Presidency

1.         WASHINGTON ― Exactly a week after winning the presidential election, DonaldTrump took time out to meet with Indian business partners and his three eldest children at Trump Tower in Manhattan. The meeting came despite the president-elect’s assurances that he was handing off his business to his children in a “blind trust” to avoid potential conflicts of interest while serving in the nation’s highest office. 

2.         About 100 foreign diplomats, from Brazil to Turkey, gathered at the Trump International Hotel this week to sip Trump-branded champagne, dine on sliders and hear a sales pitch about the U.S. president-elect’s newest hotel.

3.         President-elect Donald Trump reportedly used a congratulatory call from Argentina’s president to push for a stalled building project in Buenos Aires.

            Reference: http://thehill.com/policy/finance/307050-report-trump-pressed-foreign-building-project-in-congratulatory-phone-call 

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