Remember when popular vote loser Donald Trump was accusing Hillary Clinton of being in the pocket of her donors? Remember the phrase “pay to play”? Well, we hope you’re not at all surprised that corrupt Donald Trump is doing exactly what he accused others of doing, and more!
According to Politico, Trump has met with almost 200 people since his narrow, Electoral College-only “victory,” and nearly half of them were his biggest donors! People who gave money to his campaign have now been picked for almost 40 percent of jobs with his crooked administration!
In September 2015, Trump wrote on Facebook, “By self-funding my campaign, I am not controlled by my donors, special interests or lobbyists. I am only working for the people of the U.S.!” Like everything else he’s ever said, that was a lie.
Here’s a short list of some of the people who’ve literally bought themselves jobs with the corrupt Trump cabal:
Deputy Secretary of Commerce nominee Todd Ricketts’ family set up a super PAC called Future45 that became the largest unlimited-money group supporting Trump.
Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos paid Trump’s fundraising committee $445,000 for her job. Also worth noting: She and her husband have already made payments to 17 senators who will vote on her confirmation. Think she’ll get the job?
Trump’s nominee to run the Small Business Administration, Linda McMahon, gave $6 million to a pro-Trump super PAC, and she and her husband (Vince McMahon, the wrestling promoter) are the largest donors to Trump’s sleazy “charity” foundation.
Labor Secretary nominee Andy Puzder gave $160,000 to a Trump super PAC.
Trump’s Treasury Secretary nominee, Steven Mnuchin, paid $425,000 for his job, and served as the campaign’s finance chairman, helping raise even more money from people who will almost certainly have their hands out now.
This disgusting kleptocracy must be stopped! Share this story if you’re as repulsed by this “pay to play” operation as we are!