Quantcast
Connect with us

Rachel Maddow details new revelations about the latest Trump corruption scandal

Published

on

The host of 'The Rachel Maddow Show' on MSNBC (screengrab)

In any normal administration, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow said, something like this would get a president impeached. For President Donald Trump, however, it’s business as usual.

At the top of her show Wednesday, Maddow detailed the shocking revelations that the president was trying to use his position as president to score a deal with the British government and get the British Open to the Trump Turnberry resort, in Scotland. Ambassador Woody Johnson revealed the latest Trump corruption scandal after the president asked him to put in a good word with the British.

ADVERTISEMENT

Maddow detailed the ways in which it’s just more of the same that Americans have seen from this president, who has funneled at least $2.2 million from MAGA donors into his own properties. That doesn’t include the $2.4 million in funds the Republican Party has spent on events at Trump’s properties. In total, Trump, in conjunction with the Republican Party, has scored nearly $7 million since taking office.

But the same thing that is happening with political money is also happening with taxpayer dollars.

“Unlike other presidents, who disentangled themselves from their financial assets and obligations, who put it in a blind trust, or drop any sort of investments or any sort of thing that might create a conflict of interest, in this case, the president didn’t do those things and he blatantly figured out how to keep funneling campaign money into his pockets but also figured out how to funnel government money, our money, taxpayer money, into his pockets,” said Maddow.

The Trump Turnberry ploy is just the latest example of the president using his position to try and score more money from other governments. Despite warnings not to try and peddle Trump’s property to the British, Ambassador Johnson did it anyway, meeting with Secretary of State of Scotland, David Mundell.

When asked about it, Trump denied the story and then bragged about how great Trump Turnberry is, endorsing it.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Best in the world?” Maddow quoted. “Why would you say that? When answering a question about misusing your office to boost your business, do not forget to use the White House briefing room to boost your business while answering that question, right? He’s denying that he’s using the presidency to hype Turnberry and he’s like, ‘By the way, as president, you want to know how great Turnberry is?’ That’s how he denies it. That’s the kind of salesmanship I bet they taught at Trump University before it was shut down as a multi-state fraud.”

See her opener below:


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Trump’s Amy Coney Barrett pick for Supreme Court might backfire: analysts

Published

on

President Donald Trump announced Saturday that he would nominate Amy Coney Barrett to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s vacant Supreme Court seat. Trump made his pick official during an event at the White House Rose Garden.

“As Amy has said, being a judge takes courage. You are not there to decide cases as you may prefer, you are there to do your duty, and to follow the law, wherever it may take you. That is exactly what Judge Barrett will do on the U.S. Supreme Court.”

He continued: “No matter the issue, no matter the case before her. I am supremely confident that Judge Barrett will issue rulings based solely upon a fair reading of the law. She will defend the sacred principle of equal justice for citizens of every race, color, religion and creed.”

Continue Reading

2020 Election

Senate Dems blast ‘corrupt’ nomination of Amy Coney Barrett: ‘This entire process is illegitimate’

Published

on

President Donald Trump on Saturday nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the United States Supreme Court -- and Democrats were livid.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) linked the nomination to the Affordable Care Act and the COVID-19 pandemic.

"A vote for Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a vote to eliminate health care for millions in the middle of a pandemic," Schumer wrote. "Democrats are fighting for Americans' health care."

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, ripped the nomination for coming so close to the election.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Amy Coney Barrett: Religious conservative US Supreme Court pick

Published

on

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who was nominated Saturday to the US Supreme Court, is a darling of conservatives for her religious views but detractors warn her confirmation would shift the nation's top court firmly to the right.

A practising Catholic and the mother of seven children, including two adopted from Haiti and a young son with Down's Syndrome, Barrett is personally opposed to abortion, one of the key issues dominating the cultural divide in the United States.

As a federal appeals court judge since 2017, she has taken positions backing gun rights and against migrants, women seeking abortions and former president Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform that Republicans have been trying to dismantle for years.

Continue Reading
 
 
Democracy is in peril. Invest in progressive news. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free. LEARN MORE