Democrat Congressman Jamie Raskin recently claimed that Donald
Trump, while president, used
the government for his own self-enrichment. Raskin (D-MD) made the claim during
an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” with (anchor) Jonathan Karl.
Karl asked Raskin his thoughts on the ever-increasing evidence
that Biden family members received inexplicable cash contributions—A.K.A. bribes--
from foreign countries.
Raskin replied: “Here’s
what I’m concerned about. During the Trump administration, we saw the
development of a completely new public philosophy, which is that government is
not an instrument of the common good in the public interest. Government is an
instrument for private self-enrichment, for the guy who gets in, for his
family, for his private businesses…”
Raskin’s statement is more than untrue, more than absurd. It is
the complete opposite of reality. It is outrageous and despicable. The truth
is, Donald Trump donated
virtually his entire presidential salary…to various government agencies…at
least $1,400,000 out of the $1,600,000 that he earned over his four years in
the Oval Office. (The president’s salary is $400,000 a year.) Trump turned over
parts of his checks to agencies such as the National Park Service, the
Department of Transportation, the Veteran’s Administration, the Department of
Agriculture, the Department of Education, Health and Human Services, and the
Small Business Administration.
guessing Congressman Raskin has not donated much or any of his salary to
anyone but Congressman Jamie Raskin.
Trump’s actions with those of the Biden Crime Family, who inarguably took many
millions of dollars from countries such as Ukraine (!), China (!), and Russia,
all for access to the “Big Guy” for policy considerations.
I’m not a
fan of willful ignorance, but the two things I most detest are hypocrisy and
bullies. The left, as embodied by today’s Democrat Party, combines them all…into
one repulsive, antidemocratic, borderline demonic ideology—advanced by
projection and attack.