June 2016

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) is one of the newly-minted Tea Party senators – part of a triad with Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. He doesn’t like Donald Trump. And won’t endorse him because: “He accused my best friend’s father of conspiring to kill JFK”.

Trump, in one of his finest Ben Carson moments, had said on Fox and Friends:“(Cruz’s) father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald being, you know, shot. I mean the whole thing is ridiculous. What is this, right, prior to his being shot? And nobody even brings it up.”  

The accusation was based on a National Enquirer story – so it must be true. Except PolitiFact awarded Trump one of its coveted “pants on fire awards”. His mantlepiece now overflows with those honors.

But showing the weasel character the GOP is well known for, Lee fudged his ‘principled’ stand, with the following nonsense: “What I am saying is Donald Trump can still get a vote from a lot of conservatives like me, but I would like some assurances on where he stands. I would like some assurances that he is going to be a vigorous defender of the U.S. Constitution. That he is not going to be an autocrat. That he is not going to be an authoritarian. That he is not somebody who is going to abuse a document that I have sworn an oath to uphold and protect and defend.”

Hasn’t he been paying attention?

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Donald Trump is notoriously cheap. His contributions to charity amount to a sliver of the promised pie. So when he claimed that he was ‘self-funding’ his campaign, those who knew him were skeptical. He did plow $45 million into his campaign. However, he called it a loan. As such he can take the cash he is now collecting from the gullible to repay himself.

Trump, in his usual grandiose manner, pooh-poohed the idea of reimbursement by ostentatiously announcing that he was ‘forgiving’ the loans to the campaign, actually making them a non-refundable donation. Some in the fawning media reported it as a done deal. But until Trump files the paperwork it isn’t. And there is no evidence Trump has filed anything.

All will be revealed by July 20th. That is the due date for Trump’s next election filing. Should he not have changed the money’s status he will have until the end of August to repay himself.

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Despite his promises to self-fund, Trump has changed his tune. Not only is he begging for bucks in the US, he has also emailed politicians around the globe. (Note: It is illegal to solicit or accept campaign funds from foreigners)

One British MP had a thoughtful response to Donald Jr’s follow up email:

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