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Trump Busted for Taking $1.8 Million from Stray Dog Charity: Trump Excuses it By Saying He Had ‘Many Meetings’ About Dogs
Huffpo came out with a report revealing the fact that Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump has been helping steer donations made to a Florida dog rescue organization into Trump family accounts by holding highly expensive events at the family’s Mar-a-Lago resort. The only thing worse than stealing money from abused and neglected dogs is having money stolen from kids with cancer, which Lara Lee and Eric also managed to do.
In case it hasn’t been mentioned enough, these are, in fact, truly terrible people. From the New Civil Rights Movement:
The report states, “A dog rescue charity with links to Lara Trump has spent as much as $1.9 million at former President Donald Trump‘s properties over the last seven years and will drop an additional quarter-million at his Mar-a-Lago country club this weekend,” before adding, “According to a permit filed with the town of Palm Beach, Florida, Big Dog Ranch Rescue estimates it will spend $225,000 at the club where Donald Trump has taken up full-time residence since leaving the White House. All the profit from that spending winds up in his pocket.”
But now Trump says everything was on the up and up, and that he held many events to benefit dogs, Trump being the well-known dog-lover. In fact, Trump put out a statement at a big charity event over the weekend: From Rawstory:
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“And we had many meetings in the White House, in the Oval Office having to do with saving and helping dogs. And that’s what we wanted to do.”
Of course, that’s a lie.
“And tremendous progress has been made,” he continued. “We’ve had many meetings actually on it and things that I never even would think is possible in terms of some of the cruelty and the horrible things that happen. And we’ve turned them around and made them great things.”
— T.A. Walker (@timallanwalker) March 12, 2021
Just when you think that he cannot get worse, he goes even more off the deep end.
The Washington Post reports that this may be as big a scam as it sounds:
“A review of Trump’s calendar as president reveals no other events or meetings focused on dogs or pets,” the Post’s Philip Bump reports. “It is certainly the case that Trump’s days were often filled with informal conversations in person and on the phone, some of which may have included discussion of the subject.”
And some information from Rawstory:
January 10, 2018: “The drugs, for a lot of reasons, are far more dangerous than they’ve ever been. Even the dogs can’t track them down. If they track them, they die. The dogs die just from the scent. Nobody’s ever seen anything like it. So you imagine what it does to people,” Trump said at a bill signing.
August 13, 2020: “And then you look at what happened in Virginia, where they have 500,000 applications sent out at random to people that have no idea what happened. And they admitted they made a mistake. And many were sent to dead people and many were sent to — a number was sent — I guess, two — that at least two, three, four were sent to dogs. One was sent to a cat,” Trump said in a briefing published that day.
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