No one is surprised when new stories are released about Trump’s blatant abuses of power, whether it be voter suppression or extorting foreign countries to help him with a political campaign. In the middle of the highest unemployment rate since The Great Depression, though, grifting for cash seems particularly cruel and corrupt.
While millions of people are out of work and struggling, Trump has been bailing out his own businesses — with campaign money. pic.twitter.com/SqX12aVJBW
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) August 29, 2020
Donald Trump has used campaign funds, according to a new ad by The Lincoln Project, to fund his businesses, so the taxpayers can keep his businesses profiting. The ad says that Trump has siphoned off about two million dollars in campaign donations and diverted them to his businesses, including Trump Tower Commercial LLC, The Trump Corporation, and Trump Restaurants LLC. Trump brags about signing over his salary as president to different charities, but he’s raking in the money while at the White House
This is not the first time that abuses of campaign funds have been tied to Trump. The president’s former attorney and “fixer” Michael Cohen served prison time for committing campaign finance violations at Trump’s behest and the president has never been held accountable for that crime. He’s not above using money that isn’t his, either, which is why he and his children are no longer legally allowed to own or run a charity.
The Lincoln Project has released a series of ads during this campaign cycle in an attempt to get more moderate Republicans to vote Trump out.
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