At tonight’s debate, Donald Trump conveniently forgot that he’s the only candidate on stage who has been fined for using his foundation to bribe elected officials.
Donald Trump brags about using “other people’s money,” and he practices what he preaches.
Take his presidential campaign, fueled by other people’s money that he’s poured into his own businesses entities — a baffling $8.2 million to-date. Trump even hiked up the monthly rate on his own campaign’s Trump Tower office space rental once he started pulling in more donor money. In 2000, Trump bragged, “It’s very possible that I could be the first presidential candidate to run and make money on it”; so far, it seems as though he’s doing a pretty good job of it.
And then there’s Trump’s charitable foundation — also funded by other people’s money — which he’s used for personal gifts, political pay-to-play bribes, and his pro-profit company’s legal settlements.
Donald Trump has always put himself first and had zero qualms whatsoever about using other people’s money to enrich himself. You wouldn’t trust Trump with your wallet; why should we trust him to run the country?