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Trump just keeps money rolling in

Trump just keeps money rolling in

To the Editor:

All the hype about President Donald Trump claiming voter fraud and the Rudy Giuliani’s traveling legal circus is just the latest Trump scam. Nobody has come up with any evidence of voter fraud of any extent. Of almost 50 legal challenges the only one Giuliani won was to have observers six feet from poll workers instead of 19.

Trump has come up with about $200 million in donations to “overturn the election” due to the alleged fraud. Most of this money goes into Trump’s pocket via his private PAC. This scam is more lucrative than Trump Steaks or Trump University. It is also safer since bilking the gullible to fund a phony quest is not as illegal as running a phony charity.

The Republican Party gets just a small piece of the money. It is not unexpected that those who get their “news” from sources, such as Fox and OAN, would believe the phony news. However, “Suckers” is what a former chairman of the Republican National Committee has called people who donated to Trump’s effort to overthrow the election.

Trump can use the bulk of the money raised for any purpose including propping up some of his failing golf courses. Virtually none of it is going toward changing the outcome of the election, which Biden unequivocally won. Even the rich guy who gave two million to this fraudulent effort to overturn the election wants his money back because it was all a sham effort. Good luck with that.

Instead of doing anything positive to address the COVID-19 pandemic, Trump is getting as much mileage as possible out of bilking the faithful out of their money. He and his medical “advisor” with no expertise in infectious diseases have actually done about as much as one can to make the pandemic as bad as possible. The final insult is that the Trump administration has not purchased enough vaccine for even half of the people in the U.S.

While we are now seeing the pandemic kill an American every 30 seconds, Trump golfs, rants, and holds rallies. All the while, he just keeps doing what he can to keep the money rolling in.

Norman Hoffman

Waynesville

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