Corrupt US President-elect Donald Trump seems intent on making as much money as possible before he’s impeached. Now, he’s letting his crooked business cronies in on the action.
Politico reports that Trump has chosen investor Carl Icahn, whose net worth is north of $21 billion, as a special advisor to help him demolish financial regulations reining in the greedy scumbags who’ve repeatedly ruptured the US economy. The President-elect, who lost the popular vote by the biggest margin in US history, said in a typically garbled statement, “Carl was with me from the beginning and with his being one of the world’s great businessmen, that was something I truly appreciated. His help on the strangling regulations that our country is faced with will be invaluable.”
Icahn, for his part, said, “It’s time to break free of excessive regulation.” And he would say that, since in his new position, he will be in charge of dismantling regulations which directly impact companies in which he owns or controls stock. It’s about as transparent an example of corruption as you could imagine.
When Trump said Icahn had been with him “from the beginning,” he didn’t mean the beginning of his disgusting presidential campaign—he meant since his inept forays into Atlantic City casino ownership nearly sank him, 25 years ago. As Democratic National Committee communications director Eric Walker has pointed out, “This is a quid-pro-quo 25 years in the making. In the early 1990s, Icahn came to Trump’s rescue as his casino business was failing.”
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