Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) tried to say that Trump is anti-corruption on Ukraine, so CNN’s Jake Tapper listed all of the criminally convicted Trump associates.
Tapper said on CNN’s State Of The Union, “This is a president whose former attorney Michael Cohen, former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, former national security adviser Mike Flynn, former adviser Roger Stone, former deputy campaign chair Rick Gates, former associate George Papadopoulos, all of them have been convicted of federal crimes. In addition, last year, Trump University settled a $25 million fraud lawsuit. Last month, President Trump admitted to misusing his own charitable foundation’s money and was ordered to pay $2 million. Do you really think President Trump is concerned about rooting out corruption?”
Sen. Paul responded by dismissing the federal convictions as part of a “Russia conspiracy theory,” ranting about Carter Page and ignoring the evidence and convictions of Donald Trump on corruption. Tapper asked Paul on numerous occasions about Trump’s corruption, and the Republican senator danced like his daddy trying to sell gold to a prepper during a 3 AM infomercial.
Rand Paul tried to claim that Trump is anti-corruption, so Jake Tapper listed all of the Trump associates convicted of federal crimes. pic.twitter.com/dRYb6Q9SnD
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) December 15, 2019
Republicans are trying to ignore the facts surrounding Trump. They climbed into bed with a corrupt president and will turn a blind eye even when the bed is on fire.
It is a joke to suggest that Donald Trump is anti-corruption. A non-corrupt person does not surround themselves with people who end up in prison for corruption.
Finally, someone in the corporate press called it out. Donald Trump is corrupt and the Ukraine plot was about the president abusing his power to corrupt a presidential election for his personal benefit.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a 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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