For Donald Trump, it was always all about the Benjamins

For Donald Trump, it was always all about the Benjamins

Yesterday was Donald Trump’s birthday. June 14. Flag Day. Ironic isn’t it

His organization celebrated by sending me an email. It directed me to a link that would allow me to leave a b-day greeting to the former guy. There was only one catch. I needed to make a donation. $5, $10, $25, $45, $100, $500, $1000 and other were the suggested amounts. They didn’t care which one I chose as long as I chose to give them something….anything. Oh, and they were cool enough to make this an ongoing monthly donation if I left the checked box checked. See! I told you they were cool.

This was nothing new, at least not for me. I’ve been receiving emails like this since March 2016. That was when I attended The Donald’s campaign non-event in Chicago. Remember the one where he didn’t show because he wussed out due to protesters outside the arena. Anyway, an email address was needed to receive my tickets. In actuality, it was a way to produce a mailing list that they could use to solicit money from their supporters. In actuality, the daily emails over the last five years were just another way to put money into Trump’s pockets. In actuality, it was just another way for Don and his people to grift.

That’s why I was surprised that people were shocked when it came out that Trump was siphoning money to organizations that would put it back into his pocket. Maybe those folks aren’t lucky enough to be on his mailing list, but you had to be familiar with all his scams that began long before he became President.

Trump Airlines. Trump University. Trump Steaks. Trump Casino. Scam, Scam. Scam. Scam!!

If that’s not enough, how about the multitude of stories of how he would contest the bills of contractors who worked at his properties. Trump would try to lower the cost of previously agreed to work, if he even paid the bill, at all. SCAM!!!

You see it wasn’t power for power’s sake that motivated Donald Trump’s 2020 election big lie. Sure it satisfied his massive ego, but that was secondary. It was having that power and using it to be able to cheat people into giving him money that was his main motivation.

For Donald Trump, it was all about the Benjamins, legal or not. It always has been. It always will be. It’s a shame that it took so long for so many naive people to find out. It’ll be a bigger shame if the same thing can be said about the Justice Department.

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