Trump’s Lobbyists Helped Themselves to $40 Bn in COVID Cash while Americans Starve


Daily Beast: At least 40 lobbyists with direct ties to President Trump, including five former administration officials, were able to secure more than $10 billion in federal coronavirus aid for their clients, according to the watchdog group Public Citizen.

The fact that former administration employees benefited from a government program directly violates Trump’s own policy he enacted to “drain the swamp” when he took office.

During his 2016 presidential campaign, Trump promised to do away with influence peddling through lobbyists, but Public Citizen reports that the trend has actually intensified during the pandemic after Congress passed more than $3.6 trillion in spending on coronavirus stimulus packages.

“The swamp is alive and well in Washington, DC,” said Mike Tanglis, one of the report’s authors. “These booms that these people are having, you can really attribute them to their connection to Trump.”

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  1. The looting of the US treasury that has been the result of our COVID-19 response informs me that it was part of the grand plan all along. The USA knew back in November that the bio-weapon COVID-19 was going to attack the Chinese city of Wuhan. They warned Israel about it, and I’m sure they alerted the Likudnik banksters like Mnuchin and Powell to start making plans to do the biggest heist in US history, at least $7 trillion from the US treasury, and put it on our tab. For the Trumpsters to say that he didn’t know this would happen is ridiculous.

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