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Fri Dec 9, 2016, 05:17 PM

Talk about pay to play!

Six donors that Trump appointed gave almost $12 million with their families to back his campaign and the party

With his choice of restaurant executive Andrew Puzder to serve as his Labor secretary, President-elect Donald Trump has now tapped six big donors and fundraisers to serve in his administration, lining up an unprecedented concentration of wealthy backers for top posts.

Together with their families, Trump's nominees gave $11.6 million to support his presidential bid, his allied super PACs and the Republican National Committee, according to a Washington Post analysis of federal campaign filings.

One single appointee — WWE co-founder Linda McMahon — contributed $7.5 million to back his White House run before Trump selected her to run the Small Business Administration this week. She and her husband Vince were also the top outside donors to Trump's private foundation.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/12/09/the-six-donors-trump-appointed-to-his-administration-gave-almost-12-million-with-their-families-to-his-campaign-and-the-party/?postshare=4101481310955345&tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.57e18ba12350

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 05:19 PM

1. Whatever happened to the good old days

when big supporters were just given Ambassador positions?

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 05:20 PM

2. K&R...

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 05:22 PM

3. Yup! He's definitely not beholden to anyone else's money

He paid for it all by himself.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 05:24 PM

4. Trump's new administration makes that of Warren G. Harding look like

a Cub Scout troop.

“He felt woefully under-qualified for the job, and that set in motion a chain of events that set him up to be one of the worst presidencies in history,” Kruse elaborated to me. “He was nervous about it, so he surrounded himself with old friends from his hometown, who themselves were unqualified for the jobs they held and many of them corrupt.” Harding’s pick to head the veterans bureau just a few years after World War I, for example, was a man he’d met while vacationing and who later engaged in a “massive swindle.” And as fans of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” will recall, Harding’s attorney general, Harry Daugherty, was running a criminal operation that made him rich.

Even if Harding was not directly implicated in the scandals, he inarguably took a hands-off approach to governance and was responsible for the men he chose to run the country. “We judge an administration by the president,” Kruse said. “Who do they appoint to put in positions of power? And Harding’s choices across the board were perhaps the worst in American history.”

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/08/warren-g-harding-nan-britton-affair/401288/

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 02:10 AM

15. Thanks for that link....

I am reading a lot of Presidential history, and Harding is getting close to the next read.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 05:35 PM

5. Really draining that swamp isn't he?

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Response to progressoid (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 07:08 PM

10. Nope

He is just changing the water...
So it's not ok to give a speech to Goldman for money but it's ok to hire one of it's cronies after he gives YOU money... I think I'm gonna stop looking at the news and get all my info from late nite talk shows...
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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 05:37 PM

6. So Trump is now doing literally everything that he accused the Democrats of doing.

Drain the swamp my ass... can we impeach him already?

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Response to Initech (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 07:11 PM

11. but he IS draining the swamp

and replacing it with raw sewage.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 05:45 PM

7. His voters still say he isn't bought and paid for,"He used his own money".

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Response to doc03 (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 07:14 PM

12. But apparently we're bought and paid for by George Soros!

Hey George, can I have my check now?

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 06:04 PM

8. But he was sooo outraged when he "accused" the Clinton Foundation of it.

Even while the Trump Foundation was really doing it and Clinton wasn't.

Yeah, he sure tells it like it is.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 06:51 PM

9. Everything I expected of him and more!

By the time he is impeached he will have set this country back 200 years. We will be even more divided than ever before. In my opinion, he will cause so much harm that even his staunchest regular (not wealthy) supporters will finally get it and turn on him, albeit too late for us and our country.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 07:56 PM

13. Funny thing, I just sent an email to a good friend saying exactly the same thing. Plus...

...what ever happened to Trump's "self funding"?

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 08:21 PM

14. Someone actually DID fund themselves

 

without a dime of corporate money. Drew enthusiastic THRONGS of admirers in spite of the deck being stacked against him before the starting bell rang. I can't say who that fella was/is or I'll be on report again.

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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #14)

Sat Dec 10, 2016, 08:33 AM

16. Reported for stating a truth? Sounds oddly familiar.

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