Trump is on the fast track to self destruction. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
“Donald Trump ran a corrupt campaign, and he’ll be a corrupt president. It’s one of those things that everyone seems to know and recognize, but still needs to be stated plainly, especially as the procedural pomp of a presidential transition threatens to overwhelm the fact that he’s bringing an unprecedentedly large array of ethical transgressions into the White House. And while the capacity for corruption in a Trump administration seems boundless, what’s particularly unnerving is the fact that Trump doesn’t really seem to care much that everyone knows he’s corrupt.
Under normal circumstances, political corruption is something an elected officials goes to great lengths to conceal. Evidence of it typically has to be carefully extricated from elaborate cover-ups. Not so with Donald Trump. Our newly elected president doesn’t even care to go through the motions of concealing his venality. He flaunts it. Just look at the way he ran his campaign.
According to the latest Federal Election Commission filings, Trump directed close to $3 million in campaign funds towards Trump-owned properties between Oct. 20 and Nov. 28. Tag Air, Inc., the Trump-owned company that operates his personal jet, raked in $2,055,786 in travel expenses. A small galaxy of Trump-branded properties — various hotels, golf resorts, and restaurants — collected an additional $777,672.83.”
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