While the nation’s Trump-ian political tumult rages on, Hollywood continues to provide its own fresh crop of news fodder. It turns out that Lori Loughlin’s husband Mossimo Giannulli who’s been caught in the investigation into payoffs getting rich parents’ kids into elite colleges is a vocal Trump supporter who’s freely complained about people not “carrying their own weight.” He’s apparently desperately lacking self-awareness since he concurrently was responsible for a half million dollar payment subverting the system that normally requires prospective university students to pull “their own weight.”
Tom Arnold helped break the story, sharing that he was at a Hollywood party where Giannulli was rambling on and on about his staunch conservatism.
‘Couple wks ago I got into it… for 10th time with #CollegeCheatingScandal DAD at big party cause his sloppy ass was rambling on again about Trump & people carrying their own weight & his own conservative politics being “right of Attila the Hun” He embarrassed Scandal Mom again’
An anonymous source backed up Arnold’s account of what went down at what apparently was film producer Steve Tisch’s 70th birthday party, sharing with Page Six:
‘Mossimo was talking about how he agrees with Trump, and that people need to carry their own weight. He was saying there’s a lot of ‘takers’ out there and entitled people.’
One’s got to wonder if the fashion designer is aware of the irony or if he’s just floating blissfully free from reality in some Trump-ian mental hell. He and former Full House star Loughlin coughed up $500,000 in “exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team — despite the fact that they did not participate in crew — thereby facilitating their admission to USC,” according to court documents.
College admissions consultant William Rick Singer raked in an apparent whopping $25 million over almost ten years that he used to bribe college officials and even individuals associated with the administration of standardized tests including the ACT and SAT. Loughlin and Mossimo are among dozens of parents to have been charged with fraud as part of federal prosecutors’ sting, including former Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman, who with her husband made a “purported charitable contribution” of $15,000 in an effort to prop up their eldest daughter’s chances of college admission. Neither any students nor schools have been formally implicated in the scheme.
FBI Special Agent in Charge Joseph Bonavolonta asserted:
‘We believe everyone charged here today had a role in cultivating a culture of corruption and greed. Their actions were without a doubt insidious, selfish and shameful.’
It’s fitting for a Trump supporter to be prominently implicated in this mess considering Donald Trump’s longtime close relationship with fraud. Just recently, during public testimony before Congress, his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen accused him of multiple types of financial fraud that could eventually entail legal vulnerability for the president. He’s inflated assets when it suited him, and he’s deflated assets just as easily, in situations like when it’s come time to pay taxes. At the same time, he’s carried on with his rhetoric about immigrants supposedly inappropriately draining the American system.
In other words, apparently Trump and Co.’s idea is that everyone except themselves should “pull their own weight.”
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