Saturday, September 7, 2019

When Daddy Can't Bail You Out Any Longer

It has long been known to news-watchers of the New York metropolitan area that Donald Trump was continuously bailed out from his serial business failures by his father. In one outré instance, Trump's daddy bailed him out with a $3.5 million purchase of poker chips. Despite his claims of being a self-made man, Trump's daddy propped him up for years.

Now, Trump is still plagued by failing businesses, in particular his golf resort in Scotland which is hemorrhaging a million dollars a year. His daddy is no longer able to bail him out, so he's going to his uncle, one Uncle Sam. It seems that military aircraft are making refueling stops in Scotland, spending $11 million on fuel at the Prestwick Airport (also hemorrhaging money) and spending nights at Trump's resort, all on the taxpayers' dime.

This is just the latest in Trump's long-running violation of the laws and norms regarding emoluments... and not even the only one this week. While Trump has donated his $400K salary to various organizations, he's raking in much, much more bailout money from his deep-pocketed uncle, by which I mean you and me. It's about time we all cried "Uncle!"


Grung_e_Gene said...

Maybe Uncle Sugar?

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Yeah, though he's treating Unc as his own personal cookie jar.

StringOnAStick said...

His original plan was to start a TV channel even more RW than FOX news, but when he actually caught the car/won the presidency this mob figured there had to be plenty of ways to cash in. They just aren't as skilled at keeping it sufficiently opaque such as Moscow Mitch and his incredibly corrupt wife Elaine. I sincerely hope this story has long, long legs; it's simple enough for people who don't pay much attention to understand and so bloody obvious.