Trump’s hours-long CPAC rant had a central theme. The president is terrified because Democrats are investigating his finances
They fight so hard on this witch hunt, this phony deal they put together, this phony thing that looks like it’s dying. So they don’t have anything with Russia. There’s no collusion. Now they go and morph into let’s inspect every deal he’s ever done. We’re going to go into his finances. We’re going to check his deals. We’re going to check — these people are sick. I saw little shifty Schiff yesterday. It’s the first time he went into a meeting and he said we’re going to look into his finances. I said where did that come from? He always talked about Russia, collusion with Russia, the collusion delusion. Now we have people that lost and unfortunately, you put the wrong people in a couple of positions. And they leave people for a long time that shouldn’t be there. And all of a sudden, they’re trying to take you out with bullshit, okay?”
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) March 2, 2019
Trump is losing it because Democrats are following the money.
Adam Schiff did say that they will be looking into the president’s finances. The problem for Trump isn’t that Democrats are looking at his “deals” as Trump falsely claimed at CPAC. Democrats are looking at Trump for bank fraud, financial fraud, tax fraud, and even fraud against the US government. Rep. Maxine Waters suggested that Trump tried to avoid paying taxes by laundering income through his charitable foundation.
There was no leadership in Trump’s CPAC speech. Donald Trump ranted like a cornered career criminal because that is what he is. Fraud is the Trump family business, and the president is getting very uncomfortable because Democrats are digging where the crimes are buried.
The president is crumbling, and his unhinged CPAC ranted revealed that the end is near.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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