As I viewed the defeated President Donald Trump desperately rifling through state voting returns for evidence of hidden votes, I was reminded of the shrinking Wicked Witch screaming “I’m melting” after Dorothy throws water on her. Like Dorothy, America threw water on The Donald and his plans to destabilize our institutions and create doubt about our fellow sentient beings.

I agree with John Brennan, the former head of the CIA, that Trump may have been our most dangerous traitor. Before the door slammed his derriere on Jan. 20, he was determined to drag every truthful government official out with him to the delight of Iran, Russia and China. His pointless firing of Christopher Krebs, Director of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security, who contradicted him on election fraud, was roundly condemned because Krebs is respected by his colleagues and elected officials.

Trump as always uses other people’s money to finance his delusions. That $3 million from a Trump election defense fund squandered on a useless recount in Wisconsin, plus the other wasted millions on other recounts, plus the $20,000 a day spent by My Cousin Vinny Rudolph Guiliani in Pennsylvania to demently argue with a judge about throwing out a million plus votes, ultimately came from  our pockets.

The tax cut for the rich enabled the deep pocket GOP donors to give that found money to Trump instead of being taxed by the IRS.

Kevin Lewis

Carthage

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ken leary

Why would “Iran, Russia, and China” be “delight(ed)” by the USA’s domestic inanities? Why do you bring these countries up as regards our failures? What purpose does that serve for you? And why, under any circumstance, would you bring up the CIA and Brennen as honest brokers of any information? That seems either naive or selectively dishonest to me.

Kent Misegades

The usual slander from a TDS-suffering, voter-fraud-denier when faced with an avalanche of hard data that doesn’t fit the left’s narrative. Jim is sure to write another too long piece of fiction in his desperate attempts to defend the indefensible and praise the wildly popular illegitimate president His Fraudulency Sleepy Joe. “Texas AG Declares 'Victory for Election Integrity' After Voter-Fraud Arrested” The Chaldeans are coming...

Justin Bradford

Qanon Kent with another swing and a miss. When is the big day this time? March? Lol Kent, you’ll probably delete this big brain comment again...

Sally Larson

"The Chaldeans are coming"? Really?

A quick search: Chaldeans are a member of an ancient people who lived in Chaldea c. 800 BC and ruled Babylonia 625–539 BC. They were renowned as astronomers and astrologers.

Jim Tomashoff

Are the Chaldeans coordinating with the Krakens?

Sally Larson

Hahahahah!

Sally Larson

He and his domestic terrorists were trying to take the United States down. Why would one of them try to sell a computer from Nancy Pelosi's office to Russa? Help the enemy? Sick.

Jim Tomashoff

New info from Forbes magazine. Kent will soon tell us that Forbes is a liberal rag controlled by the "Deep State."

"An estimated $2.8 million in contributions to Donald Trump’s reelection campaign ended up in the coffers of his heavily indebted Trump Organization, Forbes reported Friday.

Additionally, $4.3 million raised by his campaign’s joint-fundraising committee, which collected money with the Republican Party, was spent on Trump’s businesses from Jan. 20, 2017, to Dec. 31, 2020, according to Forbes’ examination of campaign filings to the Federal Election Commission.

The committee spent $11,000 on Trump hotels days after he lost the presidential election — and an additional $294,000 a week later for lodging, catering and space rental, Forbes noted.

Forbes reported mid-year in 2020 that $2.2 million in donations from his campaign alone had already been spent on Trump properties. The Washington Post reported in early December that more than $1.06 million in campaign contributions were spent on Trump businesses in just the last weeks of his race.

Trump never contributed “a cent” to his reelection campaign, Forbes reported.

Trump raised $76 million after his loss ostensibly to battle the presidential election results and to help the Republican candidates in the vital Senate races in Georgia — but didn’t spend a dime on any of it, HuffPost has reported.

“He put nothing back. He didn’t care,” one top Republican familiar with the fundraising operation told HuffPost. “He put all this money in the bank for his own legal fights.”

Campaign contribution totals spent on Trump properties during his presidency have ranged from $10.5 million to nearly $17 million.

Trump mused in an interview with Fortune in 2000 that “it’s very possible that I could be the first presidential candidate to run and make money on it.”

But he also falsely boasted about his first campaign in 2016: “I don’t need anybody’s money. I’m using my own money. I’m not using the lobbyists. I’m not using donors. I don’t care. I’m really rich.”

The Trump Organization is heavily in debt, with loan payments of more than $421 million that Trump has personally guaranteed due in the next few years, The New York Times has reported. Forbes has estimated the actual debt at closer to $1 billion.

Meanwhile, Trump’s businesses are being hit hard by the economic downturn during the COVID-19 pandemic. The operations are also struggling with the negative fallout in the wake of the attack on the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters as governments and consumers distance themselves from the Trump brand."

https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2021/02/05/trump-shifted-campaign-donor-money-into-his-private-business-after-losing-the-election/?sh=4a817aa44181

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