Trumpocalypse: Pandumbic

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  1. NYGator

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    In addition to the obvious of being able to write these expense off personally, the real reason he is pushing this is because how it gets abused in a way that fully benefits him. Most country clubs require a membership plus a quarterly spend at the restaurants at the club. It can be thousands of dollars per quarter and often times members have a hard time finding ways to use it. If it was expensed, boom. They don’t give a shit. They can take anyone and write it off. Who owns clubs and expensive restaurants in hotels...

    Trump and Kushner

     
  2. Josey Wales

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    That’s something people from your average real estate agent all the way up to your fat cats use. Not sure If there’s a cut off for how much entertainment you can write off, but it seems like that would be fair.
     
  3. Schadenfred

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    The big golf moneymaker for Trump comes from guest fees, cart fees, and corporate outings, all expensed since pretty much every guest's round is considered "business." I'll put it this way: one round of golf with 3 guests will usually bring in more revenue than that quarterly spend. A round with 4 members brings in almost nothing other than cart fees.
     
  4. NYGator

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    Yes, I meant that as one example, but yes keep pulling the string. Bottom line is it about revenue for his golf clubs and hotels.
     
  5. BudKilmer

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  6. Henry Blake

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    Shouting down reporters is pure 3rd world dictator stuff.
     
  7. Josey Wales

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    They have fucking college students as high ranking aides in the White House. This is an understatement.

    Look how fucking dumb the Toilet Paper USA team is.
     
  8. NYGator

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    Now do that with Diamond and Silk.
     
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  9. BudKilmer

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    Or Charlie Kirk

    or Candace Owens

    or Kent state pants pooping gun girl

    or Dan Bongino

    or Tami Lahren
     
  10. Where Eagles Dare

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    Lmao when did this become "fake news"
     
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  11. Doc Louis

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    Meanwhile Jacob Wohl can't quite get in the club
     
  12. chuckmasterflex

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    Schumer recognize someone who isn't up to be a War Time Consigliere when he sees one.

    I want Warren to be the next Democratic senator majority/minority leader so bad.
     
  13. BudKilmer

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    Welcome to the resistance jeff

     
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  14. NYGator

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  15. NYGator

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  16. Prospector

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    calling bullshit and splitting hairs on who actually puts in the buy/sell orders
    Loeffler defends trades after reportedly buying stock in company that makes coronavirus protective garments
    Ed Henry grills Senator Kelly Loeffler over reports she sold off stocks before the coronavirus market crash

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    Sen. Kelly Loeffler defended her stock trades Wednesday by stressing that her investment portfolio is “managed independently by third-party advisors,” after she was criticized for investing in a chemical giant that manufactures COVID-19 protective clothing.

    Loeffler, R-Ga., already had come under fire for dumping stocks prior to the coronavirus outbreak, though she has insisted she is not directly involved in trading decisions.

    BURR VOWS TO COOPERATE WITH ANY STOCK SALE 'INQUIRY' AMID REPORTED DOJ PROBE

    “Senator Loeffler filed another Periodic Transaction Report and the facts are still the same,” a spokesperson for Loeffler told Fox News. “These transactions are consistent with historical portfolio activity and include a balanced mix of buys and sells.

    “Her stock portfolio is managed independently by third-party advisors and she is notified…after transactions occur,” the spokesperson continued. “Sen. Loeffler continues to operate with integrity and transparency—following both the spirit and the letter of the law.”

    The spokesperson added: “While some will continue to make baseless accusations devoid of facts, Senator Loeffler will continue working to keep Americans safe and provide much-needed relief to Georgia families and businesses impacted by COVID-19.”

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    The explanation comes as the largest newspaper in her state reported this week that she sold stocks in retail sectors and bought shares in DuPont de Nemours Inc., which is a top provider of protective gear for hospitals.

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Loeffler’s $206,774 purchase in DuPont stock came in the last six weeks. During that time, Loeffler also sold shares in T.J. Maxx and Lululemon.

    The Journal pointed out that the stocks they bought declined in value since their purchase and as a result, as of Monday, the couple actually has a paper loss of $102,000.

    Loeffler’s husband, Jeffrey Sprecher, is the CEO of Intercontinental Exchange Inc. and chairman of the New York Stock Exchange. According to her office, the couple has managed significant financial services businesses at “the highest levels of compliance” for nearly two decades.

    Loeffler and her husband, upon her Senate appointment, hired separate legal counsel to advise on and establish compliance with Senate Ethics rules. The couple relies on third-party investment managers to plan their investment strategy and implement trades, and they are notified of securities transactions after they occur, according to her office.

    Loeffler’s office maintained that the investment advisers regularly execute pre-arranged trading agreements and that the transactions are consistent with the SEC’s regulatory framework and are publicly reported.

    Loeffler's office also said that the trades in question are a very small portion of the senator's wealth.

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    The Daily Beast reported last month that the couple sold stock on Jan. 24, the same day she sat in on a closed-door coronavirus briefing as a member of the Senate Health Committee with the Trump administration and with Dr. Anthony Fauci in attendance.

    Loeffler last month defended the sales.

    SCHUMER CALLS FOR ETHICS REVIEW OF SENATORS' PRE-CORONAVIRUS STOCK SALES

    “If you actually look at the personal transaction reports that were filed, it notices at the bottom that I’m only informed of my transactions after they occur—several weeks,” Loeffler said at the time. “So, certainly, those transactions—at least on my behalf—were a mix of buys and sells. Very routine for my portfolio.”

    Loeffler is not the only senator whose financial transactions have come under the microscope.

    The Justice Department is reportedly investigating the series of stock transactions made by Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C.

    The investigation, according to the report, is still in its early stages and is being done in coordination with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The FBI has reportedly reached out to Burr for information.

    Both the Justice Department and the SEC declined to confirm the existence of the reported probe on Monday.

    Burr’s attorney told Fox News this week that the senator will cooperate with any “inquiry” or ethics review necessary, while maintaining that any review “will establish that his actions were appropriate.”

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    Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and James Inhofe, R-Okla., also have been criticized for their pre-coronavirus stock sales.

    Meanwhile, Loeffler is in a heated primary battle with Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., who has slammed the Georgia senator for her alleged “profiting” off the coronavirus crisis.

    On Wednesday, a spokesman from Collins’ Senate campaign again blasted Loeffler.

    “She’s not a public servant; she’s a pandemic profiteer,” spokesman Dan Mclagen told Fox News. “We will know that every dollar she spends on TV ads was stolen from terrified families and shuttered businesses. We won’t ever forget that.”

    Mclagen added: “Nobody believes her excuses. We’re not stupid.”

    Collins announced his Senate bid for Loeffler’s seat in January and faced a stunning rebuke from the party establishment, including the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which slammed him for what they called an ill-advised and self-centered bid for higher office.

    The party infrastructure has largely rallied to Loeffler's side, concerned that Collins' bid could complicate Republicans' chances given the state's unique "jungle primary" system, where candidates from all parties compete on the same ballot.
     
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  17. Tarpon Nole

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    Mitch vs Nancy cage match is the live sporting event this country needs now
     
  18. slogan119

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    Phase 3 plays out with people dying, many on unemployment, and Reps losing the WH, senate, and house. Sooooooooooo ...
     
  19. NYGator

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  20. Name P. Redacted

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    Time to shitpost on my cousins Facebook about this
     
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  21. Daniel Ocean

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    What is the fake story he is crying about?
     
  22. Henry Blake

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    Pandemic response team was dissolved by Trump/Bolton in 2018.
     
  23. Daniel Ocean

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    so he is just lying about something that happened
     
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  24. Henry Blake

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    Yes. Also, Trump's own admin ran a pandemic simulation for about 6 mos. in '19. The results of that study were classified and were not released.

    Also, there was actually a pandemic response playbook that was written in order to guide officials in the opening days of a pandemic. It basically got shelved and ignored during Trump's first 3 years in office.

    https://apnews.com/ce014d94b64e98b7203b873e56f80e9a
     
  25. chuckmasterflex

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  26. Cawgs or Gie!

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    Is there any flimsy basis for him to deny it? Roberts folded like a tent when he denied it. Yes, yes, Fox news, but Roberts he has some sense of reality.
     
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  27. Randy Dangus

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    Fuck it dude, let’s go bowling
     
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  28. NCHusker88

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    Affirmative action can only do so much
     
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  29. Where Eagles Dare

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    That's what I don't get. Where is the bullshit article that it's somehow false.
     
  30. Upton^2

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    Wondering this as well.

    Also...what is the story behind Trump always saying it's Obama's fault for not having enough equipment. I assume there is some policy that he's somehow managed to make Obama's fault but I cant find anything
     
  31. MORBO!

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    If he just says it enough, the cult will believe it to be true and spread that gospel. That’s all that matters.
     
  32. BudKilmer

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  34. BudKilmer

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  35. chuckmasterflex

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  36. Henry Blake

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  37. Where Eagles Dare

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    Why is Crown Prince in parenthesis
     
  38. Beeds07

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    Not really Trump related but made me laugh
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  39. timo

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    Let's check in on what some other authoritarian regimes are doing...

     
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  40. Henry Blake

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    b/c he's a psycho
     
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  41. NYGator

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  42. NYGator

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  43. Henry Blake

    Henry Blake No Springsteen is leaving this house!

  44. MtOread

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    You know what they say about Ben-Ghazi....



    ...it ain't goin' away!
     
  45. Lyrtch

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