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Monday, August 26, 2019

President Trump said Monday he was likely to hold next year's Group of Seven summit in Doral, Fla., meaning he could personally profit from one of the world's most prestigious gatherings of foreign leaders.

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The lure of money too much for Donald, as always.

Let's get his taxes.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2019-08-26 07:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Florida would break up the monotony of hosting all big international events in NYC

#2 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-08-26 12:16 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Nobody but a whiteman could get away with such hubris and everybody pretends nothing happened.

#3 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-08-26 02:07 PM | Reply

"They love the location of the hotel"

That's some great planning by the President. Where else are you going to find a hotel close to an airport? And there's a NAPA Auto Parts and Wendy's within walking distance!

#4 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-08-26 02:42 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

Illegitimate President Bucket of ---- should be impeached for this alone.

#5 | Posted by truthhurts at 2019-08-26 08:09 PM | Reply

- should be impeached for this alone.

Pelosi could charge him under the 'pre-crimes' statute.

So, just comp everybody and Trump picks up the tab.

Problem solved. except for the crying towels.

#6 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-08-26 08:32 PM | Reply

Camp David would cheaper and more secure.

#7 | Posted by mikebank at 2019-08-26 09:02 PM | Reply

Camp David would cheaper and more secure.

#7 | Posted by mikebank

Absolutely. But Trump is a grifter who wants praise and access to pocketbooks. They could do a Grifters II movie about him.

What president who has a patriotic bone in his body charges the Secret Service, who protect his life, with golf cart rentals so they can follow him around? And for meals, rooms, etc. Isn't he fabulously wealthy?

Gonna suck a dime wherever and whenever he can. It's all about him, all the time. To quote Trump: "So sad!"

#8 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-08-26 11:55 PM | Reply

"#8 | POSTED BY AMERICANUNITY "

Just curious since I can't keep up: Am I plonked tonight, or is this an unplonk night?

#9 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-26 11:58 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Like the "impeachment inquiry", you are kinda sorta maybe plonked.

#10 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-08-27 12:04 AM | Reply

meaning he could personally profit from one of the world's most prestigious gatherings of foreign leaders.

Bingo.

Donnie has profited more from this Presidency than imaginable.

Just wait till he wins the re-election.

#11 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-08-27 12:07 AM | Reply

Ordinarily (and it pains me to say this is the new "ordinary") I would think that Trump is trolling, but in this instance I think he is not only 100% serious, but actually in violation of the emoluments clause.

#12 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-08-27 12:10 AM | Reply

"Donnie has profited more from this Presidency than imaginable."

What congressman, senator, or president hasn't profitted nicely from their position of power?

Or are you pretending Trump is a first?

#13 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-27 12:10 AM | Reply

"What congressman, senator, or president hasn't profitted nicely from their position of power?"

Joe Biden.

#14 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-08-27 12:11 AM | Reply

They all profit from it, why do you think that they strive so hard to attain these positions of power?

Ex. A: President Obama going from Community Organizer to $15M summer home on Martha's Vineyard.

#15 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-08-27 12:12 AM | Reply

#14

You are sooo gullible:

"But after years of silence, the now 2020 presidential hopeful released his federal tax returns. Biden released his federal tax returns Opens a New Window. from 2016, 2017 and 2018 on July 9, revealing he and his wife Jill have taken in more than $15 million since leaving the Obama White House."

#16 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-08-27 12:14 AM | Reply

"Ex. A: President Obama going from Community Organizer to $15M summer home on Martha's Vineyard."

No, he's going from Former President and Best-Selling Author to $15M home. That resume pays better, if you hadn't noticed.

#17 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-08-27 12:15 AM | Reply

#17

Like I said, you are incredibly gullible.

#18 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-08-27 12:16 AM | Reply

Donnie has profited more from this Presidency than imaginable.

#11 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

Has he? Can you show, via sourcing that the Trump-brand is up more than it was when he entered the fray? Earlier tonight I read the opposite.

#19 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-08-27 12:16 AM | Reply

"since leaving the Obama White House."

So he used his experience, rather than his office. Got it.

Back when he was a Senator, he was the poorest of 100.

#20 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-08-27 12:17 AM | Reply

"Like I said, you are incredibly gullible."

While referring to the former President as a Community Organizer.

#21 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-08-27 12:18 AM | Reply

#20

And now he isn't.

Like I said, you are incredibly gullible.

#22 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-08-27 12:19 AM | Reply

"Joe Biden.

#14 | POSTED BY DANFORTH "

With a 2.7 million beach house (haven't even mentione his net worth) on a politician's salary.

Glad you don't think he hasn't profited from his position, Danforth. I don't buy it.

money.com

#23 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-27 12:19 AM | Reply

I think he is not only 100% serious, but actually in violation of the emoluments clause.
#12 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

IIRC the emoluments clause was found to be too vague to be used against Trump.

I tried reading it a couple times, but I'm sure a lawyer would better understand it.

My take away is that it's mostly to prevent the President from accepting bribes. But. Then you have to prove Donnie is not only accepting bribes. But cognitive enough to realize he's being bribed.

#24 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-08-27 12:19 AM | Reply

What congressman, senator, or president hasn't profitted nicely from their position of power?
Or are you pretending Trump is a first?
#13 | POSTED BY GOATMAN

"Since everyone is breaking the law, why shouldn't Donnie?"

Thanks Goatman.

Here to keep things in perspective.

#25 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-08-27 12:22 AM | Reply

No, he's going from Former President and Best-Selling Author to $15M home. That resume pays better, if you hadn't noticed.

"Every dollar made by a former politician or civil servant thanks to the fame and connections imparted by the office belongs to the taxpayer. "
PRINCIPIA POLITICA

www.academia.edu

#26 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-08-27 12:22 AM | Reply

"And now he isn't."

Due to what he's done after leaving office, not while in office. Different than Trump, or McConnell, in my book.

#27 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-08-27 12:22 AM | Reply

In the private sector the highest overall return on investment comes from hedge fund managers.

Members of congress earn much more than hedge fund managers, by my last reading.

#28 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-08-27 12:23 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

While referring to the former President as a Community Organizer.

From Snoofy's go to source, Wikipedia:

"Project Vote

Barrack Obama directed Illinois Project Vote from April to October 1992, a voter registration drive, officially nonpartisan, that helped Carol Moseley Braun become the first black woman ever elected to the Senate.[57] He headed up a staff of 10 and 700 volunteers that achieved its goal of 400,000 registered African Americans in the state, leading Crain's Chicago Business to name Obama to its 1993 list of "40 under Forty" powers to be as a Community Organizer.[70][71][72] Although fundraising was not required for the position when Obama was recruited for the job, he started an active campaign to raise money for the project. According to Sandy Newman, who founded Project Vote, Obama "raised more money than any of our state directors had ever done. He did a great job of organizing a broad spectrum of organizations and people, including many who did not get along well with one another."[72]"

Lose the Donkey Suit...Dan.

#29 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-08-27 12:24 AM | Reply

"Every dollar made by a former politician or civil servant thanks to the fame and connections imparted by the office belongs to the taxpayer."

What a embarrassingly stupid concept.

Using that "logic", all of Paul Ryan's future income would be confiscated. Jimmy Carter's, too.

#30 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-08-27 12:24 AM | Reply

Can you show, via sourcing that the Trump-brand is up more than it was when he entered the fray?

It has nothing to do with his brand more to do with his personal fortune.

You'd have to be clueless not to realize Donnie is raking in the dough, as he lives off of our tax dollars.

But hey. You keep your head in the sand. I hear ignorance is bliss.

#31 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-08-27 12:25 AM | Reply

"Lose the Donkey Suit...Dan"

Keep pretending nothing was between CO and today, Retard-O-Center.

#32 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-08-27 12:25 AM | Reply

I tried reading it a couple times, but I'm sure a lawyer would better understand it.

My take away is that it's mostly to prevent the President from accepting bribes. But. Then you have to prove Donnie is not only accepting bribes. But cognitive enough to realize he's being bribed.

You are correct that was the Court's general ruling relating to random people staying at his Hotel to maybe curry favor, but in this instance, with Trump wanting the G7 to be at his resort, it is the closest you can get to him encouraging world leaders to stay at his resort to curry favor.

Like the Clinton Foundation, but on steroids (all accusations of whataboutism totally deserved.)

#33 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-08-27 12:27 AM | Reply

"In the private sector the highest overall return on investment comes from hedge fund managers."

In the real world, the highest overall return on investment is the collective investments of the Senate.

Create a mutual fund based on their investments, and we'll solve all the entitlement problems.

#34 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-08-27 12:28 AM | Reply

#32

No pretense necessary, we all know that the point is that the ascension to power is about...wait for it...a $15M estate on Marthas Vineyard.

Amirite?

#35 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-08-27 12:30 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#34

I'm sorry, the Donkey Head from your suit muffled your post...are you saying that politicians are corrupt?

#36 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-08-27 12:31 AM | Reply

"No pretense necessary"

Just willful omission of the most salient factors.

And jealousy he can afford a $15M summer home, based on his (omitted) accomplishments.

#37 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-08-27 12:34 AM | Reply

"are you saying that politicians are corrupt?"

Are you actually THAT retarded?!?

#38 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-08-27 12:35 AM | Reply

"I'm sorry, the Donkey Head from your suit muffled your post."

That's just your head up your arrrrse.

#39 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-08-27 12:38 AM | Reply

"And jealousy ..

POSTED BY DANFORTH "

So very, very lame.

#40 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-27 12:38 AM | Reply

"#8 | POSTED BY AMERICANUNITY "

Just curious since I can't keep up: Am I plonked tonight, or is this an unplonk night?

#9 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-26 11:58 PM | Reply | Flag: stalker

#41 | Posted by jpw at 2019-08-27 01:21 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

They all profit from it, why do you think that they strive so hard to attain these positions of power?

Right. Lets just forget any sense of scale or how brazen Trump is in profiting off of his office.

They're all the same. Duuuuhhhh.

#42 | Posted by jpw at 2019-08-27 01:24 AM | Reply

"#9 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-26 11:58 PM | Reply | Flag: stalker

POSTED BY JPW AT 2019-08-27 01:21 AM "

Actually I asked because I had another question for him, but I wasn't sure if he'd see it or not.

But I'm sure poor little weak and frail AU appreciates you swooping down and defending his honor against the big bad and evil goatman.

#43 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-27 01:33 AM | Reply

"But I'm sure poor little weak and frail AU appreciates you swooping down and defending his honor against the big bad and evil goatman."

Like you just did for RoC on another thread? Is Roc so "weak and frail" you needed to swoop down and defend his honor against the big bad Danforth?

Good God, man...if you didn't have double standards, you'd have no standards at all.

#44 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-08-27 01:36 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Good God, man...if you didn't have double standards, you'd have no standards at all.

The man is a walking projector.

#45 | Posted by jpw at 2019-08-27 01:41 AM | Reply

"Like you just did for RoC on another thread? Is Roc so "weak and frail" you needed to swoop down and defend his honor against the big bad Danforth?
Good God, man...if you didn't have double standards, you'd have no standards at all.

#44 | POSTED BY DANFORTH "

Um, no. Nothing like that at all. I always butt head swith snoofy. You've never noticed that? RoC and Jeff had nothing to do with the continuation of that.

But if you wish to ignore that fact make the false equivalency, go ahead. It's just fine with me. I do't want to set you off again. You get frazzled so easily

#46 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-27 01:56 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Um, no. Nothing like that at all. "

Riiiiiiiiiight.

"I do't want to set you off again. You get frazzled so easily"

Fat talk from the meltdown king. Here was your response when you couldn't gaslight your way out of falsely accusing me of pretending to know how Jeff votes.

Jesus Christ, dude. I'm worried for you. You win. OK? Everything you said is 100% correct. Now sit down, breathe easily, wipe the spittle off of our chin, massage those trhobbing temples and keep repeating, "I win against goatman. I win against goatman". I hope you live through this. I mean, christ, it's just a blog. And I'm one insignificant person on this planet just like you. Nothing worth getting your blood pressure up oover..So if you need any other words declaring your huge victory, let me know. I'll provide them. It's not that impoortant to me.
#108 | POSTED BY GOATMAN AT 2019-08-19 01:32 AM
What a whiny ---------.

#47 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-08-27 02:06 AM | Reply

Using that "logic", all of Paul Ryan's future income would be confiscated. Jimmy Carter's, too.
#30 | POSTED BY DANFORTH

It is what it is ...

#48 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-08-27 02:49 AM | Reply

"It is what it is ..."

Exactly. An embarrassingly stupid idea.

No surprise you glommed on to it.

#49 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-08-27 02:51 AM | Reply

Fat Nixon continues to violate the emoluments clause every single day.

While other G7 attendees were busy talking to reporters about issues that effect their nations Fat Nixon spent his time boasting about holding the next meeting at Bedbug Central once again making it all about himself.

#50 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-08-27 11:48 AM | Reply

##37-39

Donkey Suit Dan predictably resorts to short attack answers when flustered.

TFF

#51 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-08-27 12:45 PM | Reply

There are three overlapping values that drive Donald Trump:
1) money
2) power
3) "loyalty" " which can be expressed in any of the following ways: fawning adoration, being a yes-man, a willingness to cover for his lies and/or crimes, or agreeing to patronize his family's businesses.

All apply here.

#52 | Posted by cbob at 2019-08-27 02:07 PM | Reply

Trump is a disgusting thieving conman.

The office of the Presidency is not there to be used for Trump's personal gain and to stuff his pockets.

When will Congress do its job and impeach this lying fool?

#53 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-08-27 02:46 PM | Reply

Again I understand the bruising your own ego takes coming to grips with being a Trump enabler. But Trump doesn't mind.

#35 | POSTED BY GOATMAN AT 2019-08-25 09:44 PM | FLAG:

i thought you didn't assign positions.

#54 | Posted by cjk85 at 2019-08-27 04:18 PM | Reply

The right-wing spin on this is that "of course" Trump won't actually make any money from this because they are "sure" Trump will just give whatever money he might have made to charity.

This is the some guy who used money from his own charity to buy a 6-foot painting of himself.

#55 | Posted by anton at 2019-08-27 04:42 PM | Reply

AN UPDATE: Attorney General William Barr plans a $30,000 party at a Trump hotel in December.

www.washingtonpost.com

The "family holiday party" will feature a buffet and four-hour open bar for about 200 people.

Some might question the ethics of Barr's use of a Trump property, as it could be construed as a sign of loyalty or a quid pro quo for, say, a high-level appointment.

Already the federal government and GOP campaigns have spent at least $1.6 million at his properties since he entered office, according to a Washington Post analysis.

#56 | Posted by cbob at 2019-08-27 04:56 PM | Reply

Don't they meet at Bohemian Grove every year already?

#57 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-08-27 05:48 PM | Reply

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