Drain the Swamp

Trump promised to drain the swamp, but his own corruption dwarfs everyone else put together. He has already been telling dignitaries to stay in his hotel if they want a hearing. He announced his plan is to ignore the problem of conflict of interest and make out like a bandit by using his office to increase the profitability of his 200 odd companies by peddling influence. For some inexplicable reason, the president is exempt from conflict of interest law, and Trump plans to fully exploit that.

Presidents are not allowed to take gifts from foreign countries, yet Trump has already accepted a gold golf club from Japan.

However, his most important corruption is to pretend to be a climate change denier, and to select deniers Mike Pense and Scott Pruitt in return for millions from the Koch brothers who want to spread FUD (Fear Uncertainty and Doubt) to milk a few more years out of their sunset fossil fuel investments. He is willing to betray the entire planet. He hired for his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, the chief executive of ExxonMobil, a company that spread disinformation about climate change. That is much bigger than anything Judas ever did. He plans to let the planet die.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)