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MindzEye

Wayward Ditch Pig
Grifty the magical Grifter, at it again. Because of course he is, his entire life is a fucking fraud


f the Trump 2020 campaign is holding phony contests to raise money by offering a prize of meeting President Donald Trump that is not honored then it is "out-and-out fraud," a former White House lawyer said, and could lead to prosecutions.

The Popular Information newsletter reported that the Trump campaign has held 15 contests since 2018 offering the prize, which includes a meal, travel and hotel expenses, and a photo with Trump for the winning donor.

Other campaigns have used the same cash-raising tactic, including those of Jeb Bush, Barack Obama, Elizabeth Warren, and Pete Buttigieg. These contests are typically followed up with an announcement of a winner and images from the meal.

But there appears to be little, if any, public evidence of any winners to date of the Trump campaign's contests, raising questions about who has won the prizes.

When asked for comment, Kayleigh McEnany, national press secretary for Trump 2020, directed Newsweek to a tweet by the campaign's communications director, Tim Murtaugh. "People win the contests each time," Murtaugh tweeted, without elaborating further.

Newsweek asked McEnany if any public photos or statements about the contest winners were put out by the campaign and, if not, why? McEnany did not respond.
 

Wayward DP

Active member
I'm still dumbfounded by the boldness of his grifting. Right in plain sight. And he just keeps on getting away with it.

Hopefully it catches up to him before he dies.
 

Tryamw

Active member
Grifty the magical Grifter, at it again. Because of course he is, his entire life is a fucking fraud

It's probably a rigged contest then... Some staffer (Family of staffer) magically always wins (different ones each time... ) Still fraud. And it's only a small example of the Grift. But will anyone hold him to account... The Senate holds a magic 8 ball. Lindsay with the call I see no grift here there are no transcripts. (Your correct it's not a transcript) (BTW his eyes were covered with a sleep mask.)
 

MindzEye

Wayward Ditch Pig
It's probably a rigged contest then... Some staffer (Family of staffer) magically always wins (different ones each time... ) Still fraud. And it's only a small example of the Grift. But will anyone hold him to account... The Senate holds a magic 8 ball. Lindsay with the call I see no grift here there are no transcripts. (Your correct it's not a transcript) (BTW his eyes were covered with a sleep mask.)
As it's happening while he's in office, he's pretty close to immune from criminal charges. But the people around him, not so much. There's a bucket of stuff waiting to smoke him from his pre presidential days for when he leaves office, but I'm hoping that the people around him who were committing crimes on his behalf get strung up for willingly going through with this shit. He's not running a fraudulent contest by himself, he has accomplices.
 

Tryamw

Active member
As it's happening while he's in office, he's pretty close to immune from criminal charges. But the people around him, not so much. There's a bucket of stuff waiting to smoke him from his pre presidential days for when he leaves office, but I'm hoping that the people around him who were committing crimes on his behalf get strung up for willingly going through with this shit. He's not running a fraudulent contest by himself, he has accomplices.
I disagree with the Justice Dept. memo that was made during Nixon's term. (Which has never had a challenge and won't for now) Also if there is no waiving of the statutes of limitations during the period (that they are President) then whomever is President should NEVER be immune to criminal law..

However it is not the most egregious case of 2 separate laws in the United States of America. <cough>"Affluenza"</Cough>
 

MindzEye

Wayward Ditch Pig
Also, inB4 whitehouse damage control.

Sondland is a Trump appointee, who was specifically chosen by Pompeo to have an expanded role in Europe. He's not a never Trumper, deep state plant or any of the other bullshit they want to use. Which probably means they're going to double down on the tact they used with Vindman and call Sondland a traitor.
So we've spun the wheel of stupidity and landed on "He's in cahoots with the Democrats"


Sondland donated 1 million to the Trump campaign in 2016
 

zeke

Well-known member
World's Greatest Economy, update:

  • Trump's 33 months: +189k jobs/month, -1.1% unemployment rate, +2.6% gdp/quarter, -810b deficit/yr
  • Previous 33 months: +223k jobs/month, -1.4% unemployment rate, +2.6% gdp/quarter, -504b deficit/yr

    I think the steaks were better, tbh.


 

MindzEye

Wayward Ditch Pig
Bloomberg noooooo.....

No. No. No.

No more clueless billionaires.
Not clueless at all, he knows exactly what he's doing. He's trying to "rescue" the Democrats from Warren or Bernie, who he's always considered too extreme. Biden is the choice of the donor wing of the Democrats, but it looks like he's not going to be able to get the job done and there are dems who are legitimately worried about Warren or Bernie not being able to beat Trump (they're dead wrong), and then rattling the cage too much if they do win (yeah, they're right here...but it's a necessary rattling)
 
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