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Sunday, November 27, 2016

President Trump does not care what you think, New York Times

As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton accepted millions of dollars in bribes from foreign dictators (Saudi Arabia, for example) and the like disguised as donations to the Clinton Foundation, a tax-exempt corporation disguised as a charity.

The New York Times could not care less about this illegally activity.

Now suddenly, the newspaper is up in arms because the Trump family owns property overseas.

From the New York Times:
Mr. Trump, in the interview with The Times on Tuesday, acknowledged that his move to the Oval Office could help enrich his family. He cited his new hotel a few blocks from the White House, which the Trump Organization has urged diplomats to consider patronizing when in town to meet the president or his team.
Federal law does not prevent Mr. Trump from taking actions that could benefit him and his family financially; the president is exempt from most conflict-of-interest laws. But the Constitution, through what is called the emoluments clause, appears to prohibit him from taking payments or gifts from a foreign government entity, a standard that some legal experts say he may violate by renting space in Trump Tower in New York to the Bank of China or if he hosts foreign diplomats in one of his hotels.
“I mean it could be that occupancy at that hotel will be because, psychologically, occupancy at that hotel will be probably a more valuable asset now than it was before, O.K.? The brand is certainly a hotter brand than it was before. I can’t help that, but I don’t care,” Mr. Trump said, adding, “The only thing that matters to me is running our country.”
The funny thing about this issue is that throughout a campaign in which one study showed 91 percent of the stories were hostile to Trump, this subject never came up.

Check out Google. Trump, emolument.

The New York Times story alludes to "potential conflicts of interest."

Hillary posed real conflicts of interest.

This is a made-up controversy - a nontroversy -- contrived to help ease the pain of an election that shattered the glass houses of the media.


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  1. You get it wrong again, Don. We have precedents. Bill Clinton was bought off by foreign interests and our official institutions that exist to protect the interests of ordinary Americans, the ones with unquestionable moral integrity, our major media and journalists, never thought that this was a problem. It is only when a public figure acquires income from things he produced with his own hands or mind that there is a problem. So there.

    1. Not sure I understand that post, Doc. But alls I can say is, who gives a shit what the New York Slimes thinks about anything?

    2. Sarcasm. The media and their journalists have no moral integrity whatsoever. And it is typical of liberals to be unconcerned when people come into money that they haven't earned because most of them have done little or nothing to actually earn what they have. But if you have wealth of your own making, Katie bar the door, they're coming after it and you.
      They have no problem with the Clintons influence peddling, but Trump can't go on having things of his own making and earnings. Notice how they keep making movies where you are manipulated into sympathizing with the thief? That's not an accident.

    3. Z - money sucked off of the gubment year is good money. Money produced via capitalism is a symbol of greed and is bad.

    4. Gotcha, Doc. My sarcasm meter was low on power, I guess.

      Schlongie, concur. After 28 years in DC, my wife and I got sick and effing tired of the general attitude you described. As Ronaldus Magnus said, Government is not the's the problem.

  2. As long as they pay the going room rates, what's the problem? It just makes the NYT and WaPo soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    Bummer for them.

    I don't care what the NYT thinks, either.

  3. If the NYT ever becomes relevant, I might get a bird and subscribe.

  4. The nyt is the paper version of cnn.

  5. If it's the Greay Lady, they're all made-up controversies.