September 2, 2017
Right, so early in the week the Donald promised to donate a million bucks towards Harvey aid – a cool million of the Donald’s personal stash. Then on Thursday the current presidential mouth piece, Sarah Sanders, walked back the personal money part. So now, the donation may come from the Trump Foundation, which is a tax shelter vehicle that contains other people’s money. (The Donald hasn’t funded the foundation in years.)
Oh, and the White House has yet to identify an organization to receive Trump’s generous donation; though it would come as no surprise if the Trump Foundation directs the cash to some other Trump owned nonprofit that could then disperse the money any fucking way it chose. Kind of like the Eric Trump Foundation Kids-Cancer scam.
After watching this huckster for the last two-hundred-ninety-eight post-election days, we would be damn fools to not suspect a con. The republic fears the Donald’s donation might cost us more than it’s worth.
But more likely, the promise will be forgotten – swallowed by the next crisis, as usual.
Low expectations rarely disappoint,