Monday, August 29, 2016

Trump knows Clinton is corrupt from personal experience

The Clinton Foundation lists Donald J. Trump as a contributor with a cumulative lifetime donation amount between $100,001 to $250,000. Tax forms show that the Donald J. Trump Foundation, which Trump controls, donated $100,000 to the foundation in 2009 and reserved a table at a 2010 Clinton Foundation gala for $10,000.

[Note: President Obama attends the Clinton Foundation's annual galas every year.]

Trump’s gift places him in the top 0.2 percent of the foundation’s donors. Breaking it down by dollar amount, however, Trump’s total contribution isn’t that big. It's estimated that the foundation received at least $800 million in donations, more than 70 percent of which came from gifts of $1 million or more.

Trump doesn’t deny that he donated to the Clinton Foundation. During the first GOP primary debate in August 2015, Trump voluntarily mentioned it:

“When they call, I give. And you know what? When I need something from them two years later, three years later, I call them, they are there for me,” Trump said. “With Hillary Clinton, I said be at my wedding, and she came to my wedding. You know why? She didn’t have a choice, because I gave. I gave to a foundation that, frankly, that foundation is supposed to do good. I didn’t know her money would be used on private jets going all over the world.”

For the record, the Clintons did attend Trump’s third wedding to Melania Knauss, but that occurred in 2005 — four years before the $100,000 donation. A few months later, Trump gave similar answers when asked to explain his charitable giving record:

“I did give to the Clinton Foundation. What I didn’t know is they’d be using it for private aircraft and things like that. The Clinton Foundation was helping with Haiti and with lots of other things, and I thought it was going to do some good work. So it didn’t make any difference to me,” he said on Jan. 31’s Fox News Sunday. “Again, I was a businessman and it was my obligation to get along with everybody, including the Clintons, including Democrats and liberals and Republicans and conservatives.”

Donald Trump and Bill Clinton


  1. It's All Rigged from the Top Down (My Daily Rant)

    Standard Oil Company was established in 1870 by John D. Rockefeller as a corporation in Ohio. It was the largest oil refiner in the world at the time. But the world's first and largest multinational corporation ended in 1911 when the United States Supreme Court ruled that Standard Oil was an illegal monopoly.

    Last year U.S. multinational corporations spent a record amount on mergers and acquisitions — and a record amount in stock buy-backs. They hold a record amount in overseas earnings offshore. Over the last several years they've earned record after-tax profits. Over the last three years their stock prices keep breaking record all-time highs.

    Big U.S. businesses under the "socialist" President Obama have not been suffering, only the working-class and poor have suffered during the fake U.S. economic "recovery" — but the nation's GDP has been abysmal.

    Now Obama is pushing hard for the TPP trade deal, which will give these same big multinational corporations more power over sovereign governments (people/taxpayers) by allowing these big businesses to sue us if we pass laws that could effect any of their future profits (for example, like raising the age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21 years old.)

    Our economy is saturated with legal monopolies (for example, 6 media corporations control 90% of the media — and their executives are some of the highest paid.).

    Many of these big multinational companies buy out, not just smaller competitors, but also totally unrelated businesses. I once dropped AT&T for illegal slamming me with charges to an offshore porn site in Africa. After I changed my cellphone carrier, AT&T later bought out the carrier I changed to. Remember when AT&T was once broken up into tiny Baby Bells?

    For decades our government leaders in both political parties have allowed the entire U.S. Economy to be rigged to favor Big Corporations over working people (including the tax code) ... and it may have all started with the Powell Memo in 1971.

  2. Trump’s daughter Ivanka (good friend of Chelsea Clinton) is also listed as a donor who gave between $5,001 and $10,000 to the Clinton Foundation -- and her father-in-law, Charles Kushner, gave between $250,001 and $500,000.

    Charles Kushner is a criminal and an ex-con.