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S.V. Date thread: A BRIEF DISSERTION ON TRUMP'S CORRUPTION



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A BRIEF DISSERTION ON TRUMP’S CORRUPTION:

One place where journalism clearly has failed us during the past four years is in describing Trump’s personal corruption. We’re trained to be cautious with pejorative words, so we didn’t want to use it. Trump took advantage of that.
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A BRIEF DISSERTION ON TRUMP’S CORRUPTION:

One place where journalism clearly has failed us during the past four years is in describing Trump’s personal corruption. We’re trained to be cautious with pejorative words, so we didn’t want to use it. Trump took advantage of that.

When a lobbyist or CEO who wants something from the federal government books a hotel room or has a meal or buys a drink at Trump Hotel in DC, knowing full well that some of that money is going to wind up in Trump’s pocket, THAT IS CORRUPTION.

When Trump continues to accept money from lobbyists and CEOs who want something from the federal government, THAT IS CORRUPTION.

When Trump insists on frequenting his own properties when he travels, knowing that federal employees must stay with him and that some of that money winds up in his own pocket, THAT IS CORRUPTION.

Mind, that’s not just my opinion. That is literally the dictionary definition of corruption.

If a county or a state or any other federal official had done these things, that person could be prosecuted and imprisoned.

Do people honestly not understand this?

Trump is immune from prosecution because he is president. But what he is doing if just straight-up illegal in just about every jurisdiction in this country.

And yet when this is covered at all, it is couched with “critics say there is a conflict of interest….”

NO. A conflict of interest would be if the friend of a brother-in-law were profiting. This is open and shut corruption. Period.

I sometimes wonder if Trump really were to shoot someone on 5th Avenue, what the coverage would be. “The president appears to have shot someone on the street. Critics suggest this was an overreach of executive power.”

This timidity with the English language extended to other areas. Perfect example: Russian “meddling” in the 2016 election.

NO. They didn’t play some harmless pranks. They actively worked to get Donald Trump elected.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 01:55 PM

1. k&r for the truth. It's CORRUPTION! n/t

-Laelth

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 01:59 PM

2. Thanks for posting..k and r, no text

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 02:20 PM

3. The lobbyists, corporate executives and shareholders have the same mentality as trump

Make as many bucks as possible in the shortest time.

Don't worry about rules and regulations. And especially about ethics or humanity. Those are for suckers.

They are willing to deal with the aftermath of corruption and venality because it very rarely happens.

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