Trump: The Worst Presidency $$$ Money Can Buy!!

By Donald A. Collins | 23 June 2024
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Trump, after being convicted on 34 counts of committing felonies by a jury of his peers on May 30th, has benefited from a huge surge in donations for his Presidential campaign from many rich Americans who apparently think they can benefit from plundering America if Trump wins.

Their donations could carry to victory the most dangerous man ever to run for President to a 2nd term in November.

The June 21st Washington Post article entitled “Trump’s convictions fueled donation surge that could reshape contest” tells us

Donors channeled tens of millions of dollars to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the Republican National Committee immediately following his May 30 conviction on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records, all but erasing the massive fundraising advantage that President Biden’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee once held.

Biden and his allied groups have raised more money than Trump and his allies have over the course of the general-election contest. But the surge in post-conviction donations to Trump’s effort — captured in part in May reports filed to the Federal Election Commission on Thursday — has the potential to dramatically reshape the presidential race.

The Biden campaign’s long-standing fundraising lead allowed his campaign to build a much larger footprint than Trump’s and to significantly outspend Trump’s effort on the airwaves. The latest fundraising results put Trump in a position to build a bigger operation and air more television ads.

The full picture of the financial strength of each campaign’s effort will not be clear until later this summer, when their allied committees are required to file reports. But at the end of May, the Trump campaign and the RNC had a combined $171 million in cash on hand, surpassing the Biden campaign and the DNC’s combined total of $157 million, according to reports filed late Thursday.

Trump’s advisers have attributed May’s surge in donations to donors’ desire to demonstrate their loyalty to the former president after his felony conviction. The campaign claimed it raised $53 million online in the 24 hours after the verdict, but verifying those totals was impossible Thursday because WinRed — the platform that many small donors use to contribute to Republican campaigns — will not file its FEC report for this period until July.

Read this entire article here.

You can also read about Mr. Mellon here.

The way money can now be wrongly used goes back to the 2010 Citizens United decision of the Supreme Court which allowed unlimited donations to political candidates by corporations, non-profit organizations, labor organizations and other associations, facilitating a free for all by any political group to sway voters with their true or false messages.

The huge support for Trump from investment bankers, oil companies, types like the ideologically motivated Leonard Leo, as well as the rich politically confused such Tim Mellon are combining to elect a totally corrupt dictator whose path to power has used the same rhetoric and tactics that perfectly emulate those employed in Germany in the 1930s by Adolf Hitler.

Donors apparently don’t care about our democracy. $83 million in Trump’s campaign donations have so far gone to pay Trump’s legal fees.

Under Trump GOP leadership collapsed in the face of such clearly proven and transparent sophistry as claiming Biden caused the immigration problem or that fraud determined the 2020 election. How can such a record drive vote against Biden?

But differences on multiple issues such as the Gaza war and the economy splinter the focus of too many voters who are failing to grasp the primary issue of saving our democracy.

Trump promises a bloodbath if he is not elected. Seems impossible that after his January 6, 2021, coup attempt and his repeated crazy ranting lies failed to make the GOP pick another candidate, but the money, greed, fear and repeated falsehoods have assured his nomination in Milwaukee in July.

In the Fall election campaign already well underway, Trump and his powerful associates will continue to attempt to undermine confidence in our justice system and our Constitution’s protections with their lies and gross misrepresentations.

Biden in his first term has ably governed America through many crises which arrived on his watch such as Ukraine, or his focus on the climate crisis which Trump has dubbed a hoax, while the grandstanding MAGA GOP in Congress instead of governing were doing little except pursuing attacks on Biden, claiming he and his family are corrupt, which is as yet totally unproven.

After endangering the Ukrainian war efforts to confront Russia for months, the GOP finally when pushed by Biden agreed to the urgently needed aid to Ukraine.

The GOP, now totally controlled by a felon who has yet to face trials for his most serious crimes, repeating his denial of wrongdoing and his repeated “victimhood by our allegedly corrupt justice system”, has apparently agreed with Trump’s views on the climate “hoax”, keeps attacking choice, blocking gun control, and when possible gerrymandering minority voting rights.

Trump’s major false recurring rallying cry? Claiming that his election will “make America great again” when we are already the world’s most successful economy, the most offering personal freedoms, citizens best protected by laws, and the best at providing good life support for the most citizens of any country in the world!

If Trump wins the only recourse without violence will be voter insurrection in adequate numbers to allow the Congress to impeach and indict him which is highly unlikely to occur.

So sad! But it will be up to Biden to make the case starting with the CNN debate at 9 PM on June 27th.

Before closing, after reviewing the above donation performance of the greedy rich, you might want to read the June 19th OP ED I wrote on our looming financial crisis based on our out-of-control National debt up from $6 trillion in 2000 to $34 trillion.

We need more taxes now so instead of tearing down the historic institutions which made the US the greatest nation on earth, let’s get those unindicted co-Trump conspirators to pay more. After all Trump’s 2017 precipitous tax cut didn’t flow down but the money didn’t go to help our poorer citizens but mostly shot upwards as the number of US billionaires soared from under 20 in 1990 to over 720 today.

Read my op ed here.

Why not tax the rich more? And why not be bipartisan in getting everyone with that kind of dough to be more patriotic in this time of extreme need?

The issue is complicated but practical and effective solutions are already well available as this attached article reports.

Warren Buffett and Bill Gates and his former wife French have certainly set chartable examples (and patriotic actions) for us all.

Former US Navy officer, banker and venture capitalist, Donald A. Collins, a free lance writer living in Washington, DC, has spent over 50 years working for women’s reproductive health as a board member and/or officer of numerous family planning organizations including Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Guttmacher Institute, Family Health International and Ipas. Yale under graduate, NYU MBA. He is the author of “From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013”, “Trump Becoming Macbeth: Will our democracy survive?”, “We Humans Overwhelm Our Earth: 11 or 2 Billion by 2100?”, “What Can Be Done Now to Save Habitable Life on Planet Earth?”, “Vote”, “Can Homo Sapiens Survive?”, “Will Choice and Democracy Win?”, “Can Our U.S. Survive 8 Plus Billion of Us”, “Economic Growth: A Cancer on all Earthly Life”, “On the Precipice of Political Disaster in 2024” and “Democracy at Red State Risk”.

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