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Trump’s reelection committees have raised $13 million in 3 months — and he is personally profiting

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Less than 100 days into his first term, President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign has already raised $13.2 million towards his 2020 run — and his personal businesses are profiting from the cash haul.

According to Politico, Friday’s FEC reports show that Donald J. Trump for President, Trump Victory, and the Trump Make America Great Again Committee have raised about 80 percent of the disclosed cash towards his next campaign.  With the majority of the money coming from small donors, the reports show that a substantial amount of the money has come from selling branded merchandise such as hats. mugs and stickers.

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Among the beneficiaries of the cash windfall is the President himself.  According to the report, the three Trump committees have spent a total of $458,000 at Trump’s various companies in the first three months of this year, including $274,000 for office rent at Trump Tower office and another $61,000 spent at Trump’s golf clubs.

Also of note in the filings is the employment of Vice President Mike Pence’s 27-year-old nephew, John Pence, who serves as deputy executive director for the campaign and was paid $40,000 in the first quarter.

The report comes at a time when attention is being paid to the president’s weekly trips to his Mar-a-Lago resort, with taxpayers footing the bill and Trump — once again – benefiting.


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Trump denounced after claiming Black jobs success — after Black unemployment doubled

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President Donald Trump sang his own praises on Twitter after ordering Black Lives Matter protesters be dispursed so that he could score a photo-op outside the White House.

Taking to Twitter on Tuesday, Trump said that no president, other than Abraham Lincoln, has done more from the Black community than him.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1267885675338219520

Trump's comment ignores the work President Lyndon B. Johnson did in his promise to pass national civil rights legislation in 1964 when lobbied by Black activists, including Dr. Marth Luther King Jr. Efforts to register African-American voters in the South were still blocked.

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Mitch McConnell dodges on Trump leadership: ‘I’m not going to critique other people’s performances’

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Tuesday declined to speak about President Donald Trump's leadership in the aftermath of George Floyd's killing.

"I’m not going to critique other people’s performances," McConnell told MSNBC's Kasie Hunt.

But just last month, McConnell told former President Barack Obama that he should "keep his mouth shut" instead of criticizing Trump.

Read some of the reports from McConnell's Tuesday remarks below.

>@kasie asked MCCONNELL about trump: “I’m not going to critique other people’s performances.”

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Trump wants us to believe anarchists are responsible for country’s unrest — but he’s the real anarchist: op-ed

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Writing in the Washington Post this Tuesday, Helaine Olen contends that although President Trump is trying to lay all the blame for unrest in cities on anarchists, his policies and actions resemble an anarchist just as much as anyone.

According to Olen, it's clear that Trump is the leading cause of the unrest.

"What has happened to our nation over both the past nearly 3½ years and the past week is exactly what we should expect to happen when the person in charge has no stated beliefs other than his self-interest, and little agenda other than tearing down the accomplishments of others," she writes.

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