First published 7 December 2021 on VT
Raw Story: U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes, the far right wing California Republican infamously known for accepting propaganda from the Trump White House then breathlessly calling a press conference to claim he had just shared information from “whistleblowers” with the White House, is quitting Congress to head Donald Trump’s new “media” company, Trump Media & Technology Group.
Trump Media Company Officially Names Devin Nunes as CEO – https://t.co/Gfeo96xJEq
— Patricia Miller (@irishqueen1031) December 7, 2021
The news, which comes from The Hollywood Reporter’s media and business writer Alex Weprin, comes on the same day news broke that two federal government securities agencies are investigating that same Trump company. CNN also reported the news.
“Congressman Devin Nunes will be CEO of Donald Trump’s media and tech company. He retires from congress and starts at TMTG in January,” Weprin writes.
Nunes, who in 2018 alleged an FBI conspiracy to hurt Trump, was in line to become Chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, under the assumption Democrats will loose control of the House.
Many were quick to mock Nunes.
MSNBC political analyst Tim Miller, an editor-t-large for The Bulwark, calls Trump’s “media” company, TMTG, Friendster for bigots
Devin Nunes’ resignation reveals a depressing truth about the destruction of democracy
Salon: In any time before, leaving Congress to work for Donald Trump would be a huge financial step down in the world, like trading a job as a corporate lawyer for selling handmade Christmas ornaments in the park.
Trump is, after all, one of the most spectacularly incompetent businessmen of all time. He is a man who was gifted a real estate empire and a billion dollars by his father and producer Mark Burnett, yet somehow managed not only to burn through all that money but also to go another one billion dollars into debt.
Leaving your cush job as a congressman on the verge of chairing a prominent House committee to work for the guy who somehow lost $2 billion seems like a bad bet. But it’s a bet that Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., is taking.
On Monday, the Trump loyalist announced that he’s leaving the House to take a job as the CEO of the newly-formed Trump Media & Technology Group, even though, as Jon Skolnik reports for Salon, “Trump’s new social media platform is reportedly under investigation by federal regulators.”
While it’s tempting to snicker at Nunes and hope this business venture fails as badly as every other Trump business, the depressing truth is that Nunes is probably right that this is a cash cow. Due to the huge right-wing base that can be endlessly milked for profit, being a fascist stooge these days is like printing money. Read more…