While Donald Trump distracts with his latest tweet or deflection of blame, he and his family are using the powers of the presidency to make millions of dollars off taxpayers.

Now they are even using the coronavirus crisis to line the pockets of their campaign contributors.

This is why H.R. 1 needs to become the law of the land.

Trump Corruption

Trump is using his office to enrich himself and his family. While his sons continue to run the family business, foreigners and Americans alike are paying the Trumps. Foreign officials spend money at Trump hotels because they know it will improve their standing with the President. $500,000 in taxpayer dollars have gone to the Secret Service as they stay at Trump-owned properties, all of which lines the family’s pockets.

H.R.1 Solution

H. R. 1 would make it so ethics rules apply to all government officials, including the President. The President is not above the law. The bill calls for the complete disclosure of and divestment from financial interests that could pose conflicts of interests.

Trump Corruption

Trump gives special favors to his friends and campaign donors. Many of his cabinet members were mega donors to his campaign. Big corporations have handed lofty checks to Trump’s campaign and Trump Super PACs to get their desired policy outcomes. And many of Trump’s donors are shady shell companies with no other purpose than donating obscene amounts to his reelection and gaining access for their benefactors who want to remain anonymous. The Trump family has hardly drained the swamp.

H.R.1 Solution

H. R. 1 would eliminate unlimited, untraceable spending in our politics, so that politicians are accountable to the public interest, not their friends and big corporate donors.

Trump Corruption

Ivanka Trump has been granted over 30 Chinese trademarks this year for her struggling brand. Some were even awarded on the same day that Trump lifted sanctions against Chinese company ZTE. Around that same time, China committed to $500 million in loans that benefitted Trump’s hotels and a Trump golf course overseas. One of those trademarks? Ivanka Trump coffins.

H.R.1 Solution

H. R. 1 would clean up these clear-cut conflicts of interest and require that government officials disclose and information that could show potential and actual conflicts of interest.

Trump Corruption

Jared Kushner’s financial entanglements abroad have meant that this top White House official is beholden to foreign interests like China and Saudi Arabia. Several countries have even discussed how they can manipulate Kushner given his position. And by lying on his security clearance forms and only receiving clearance because Trump overrode U.S. intelligence agencies, Kushner has made the U.S. more vulnerable. While Americans are less safe, Kushner and Ivanka are sitting pretty — they made $135 million last year alone.

H.R.1 Solution

H. R. 1 would strengthen security clearance processes so Americans can trust that those in the federal government are not potential targets for manipulation by foreign adversaries. It would make sure our highest government officers are working for the people.

Trump Corruption

Trump owes at least $200 million in loans to the Bank of China, a state-owned bank. Those loans are due in the middle of 2022.

H.R.1 Solution

H. R. 1 would require that presidential and vice presidential candidates and officeholders disclose their tax returns so Americans know where their leaders are making money, and to whom they owe money.

Trump’s corruption is hurting everyday Americans. While he and his family get rich and enrich their friends through the presidency, Americans are getting sick, losing out on loans, and having their healthcare ripped away from them.

Trump Corruption

Some of Trump’s campaign donors and large companies have gotten millions of dollars in small business loans through the Paycheck Protection Program. One donor is a hotel owner worth billions — he got almost $100 million in small business loan money from Trump’s federal government. Another recipient is a private jet company that was founded by a Trump and RNC donor. They got $27 million in federal aid.

How it's hurting Americans

The Paycheck Protection Program was designed to keep the millions of small businesses hurting during the coronavirus pandemic from having to permanently close their doors. But the program has been a mess, those who need the loans are not able to get them, while Trump campaign donors and friends are getting the loans with ease.

Trump Corruption

For several weeks, Trump took China at their word, openly praised President Xi, and lauded their transparency, all while calling the coronavirus a hoax. Despite intelligence agencies and his own government urging Trump to take action, his family stood idly by, worried they would upset China, a country that has been the source of much financial gain for the Trump and Kushner families.

How it's hurting Americans

Thanks to Trump’s lack of decisive action and deference to China, the coronavirus has now hit the United States harder than any other nation. Over a million Americans have contracted the illness, and more than 80,000 have tragically lost their lives. 33 million Americans are out of a job and the economy has collapsed.

Trump Corruption

For weeks, Trump touted hydroxychloroquine as a “miracle” cure for COVID-19, despite lack of evidence that it worked. Instead of listening to experts like Dr. Fauci, Trump pushed the potentially harmful drug on the American people. It turns out, Trump and his family have a financial stake in the pharmaceutical company that makes the drug.

How it's hurting Americans

The top HHS doctor in charge of developing a COVID-19 vaccine was forced out of his job for questioning the efficacy of the drug and not letting “cronyism drive decisions” over expert opinions. One person even died after taking hydroxychloroquine, while lupus and arthritis patients who actually need the drug faced dire shortages after Trump’s conjecture made it fly off the shelves.

Trump Corruption

Throughout his presidency, Trump has fired government watchdogs who are meant to make sure American taxpayer dollars are being used appropriately.

How it's hurting Americans

Trump fired the inspector general who was put in place to oversee the $2 trillion COVID stimulus package. That means Americans won’t know how their tax dollars are being spent and there is no stopping Trump from giving out favors to his friends and campaign donors, while working and middle class Americans suffer.

The Trump family has used the White House to make millions off Americans — but that is just the tip of the iceberg. Here are the top 10 worst corrupt actions by the #CorruptTrump family:
Turn on images to see the Top 10 Graphic

1. From day one, Donald Trump defied Presidential norms and refused to fully divest from his businesses, refused to put his holdings in a blind trust, and has continued to refuse to release any of his tax returns. Even when Congress subpoenaed for his tax returns, Trump and his administration refused to comply.

2. The Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. – only a few blocks from the taxpayer funded White House – is helping to line the Trump family pockets. American officials, businesses executives, foreign leaders and even Trump’s campaign have all hosted events or stayed at this hotel. That means the Trump family is getting richer off of spending by foreign governments (who do so to curry favor with the president), by American taxpayers, and by the President’s own self-dealing with his campaign. In 2018 alone, the hotel netted him $41 million dollars.

3. Trump and his family travel extensively — something normal for any president, but atypical for family members. In the Trump family case, two family members are White House officials, despite anti-nepotism laws. All the while, Trump and his family spend time at Trump-owned properties (as much as one out of every three days so far), which means American taxpayers are footing the bill for the Secret Service and the hotel costs, all of which go directly to the Trump Organization. The Secret Service alone has spent $500,000 at Trump properties. 

4. Jared Kushner has used his position as a senior White House official to enrich his family business, Kushner Companies. His family has courted investments from Chinese benefactors despite intelligence warnings that China would hold those investments over the administration’s head to influence policy. Kushner’s company sought investments directly from the Qatar government for the family’s skyscraper in Manhattan that was in deep financial trouble. And before he worked in the White House, Kushner’s company faked paperwork about apartment buildings it owned to make a profit, pushing tenants out of buildings to sell the properties at 50% more than it paid for them.

5. Ivanka Trump has sent hundreds of emails from a private account shared with Jared Kushner about official government business. Her brand has been promoted to the public by government officials, in offense of the Hatch Act. And despite clear conflicts of interests, the Chinese government has awarded her brand trademarks and patents, often curiously timed with favorable U.S. policy from her father. 

6. Don Jr. and Eric Trump campaign for their father frequently, and often harp on themes of corruption. But the two eldest Trump sons have spent the entire Trump presidency using his office to make business connections at home and abroad, while taxpayers pick up the tab for security on their business travels overseas. But in the face of business deals in India, Indonesia and Scotland, Eric Trump has said, “When my father became president, our family stopped doing international business deals.”

7. A Trump campaign data firm got a nearly $3 million loan from the small business loan relief program. That’s 14 times greater than the average loan, while hundreds of thousands of businesses didn’t get any money at all. The private school that Trump’s son attends even got a federal stimulus loan despite having a major endowment.

8. Trump repeatedly suggested that blue states, many of which have been hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic, give his administration “sanctuary-city adjustments” in exchange for much needed federal financial relief. It’s a cynical ploy for a quid pro quo with millions of lives at stake.

9. Trump’s business received a $500 million loan from a company owned by the Chinese government for a real estate project in Indonesia. Right after that loan was issued, Trump announced he would lift sanctions on a Chinese telecommunications firm — a move Republicans Democrats alike strongly disagreed with.

10. Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives for holding up Congressionally appropriated military aid to an American ally, Ukraine, in exchange for making an announcement on digging up dirt on Trump’s political rival, Joe Biden. He obstructed the Congressional investigation into his actions by silencing anyone in his administration who spoke the truth and refusing to adhere to subpoenas to answer questions about his wrongdoing.

11. BONUS: The Trump administration used the COVID-19 pandemic to award contracts for much needed equipment like masks and ventilators to friends of the family and Trump’s political allies. A medical mask manufacturer was given a $9.5 million contract from FEMA after one of the company’s top officials went on Steve Bannon’s podcast to make his case. The request to contract with the company came directly from the White House. And Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner deployed private equity and venture capital “volunteers” to coordinate the country’s supply chain for medical equipment. The volunteers were tasked with prioritizing leads for contracts with allies and friends of the Trump family (“VIP’s”), putting cronyism and enriching their pals above the health and safety of the nation.

Paid for by Future Majority, http://www.futuremajority.org.

Trump Corruption

Trump is using his office to enrich himself and his family. While his sons continue to run the family business, foreigners and Americans alike are paying the Trumps. Foreign officials spend money at Trump hotels because they know it will improve their standing with the President. $500,000 in taxpayer dollars have gone to the Secret Service as they stay at Trump-owned properties, all of which lines the family’s pockets.

H.R.1 Solution

H. R. 1 would make it so ethics rules apply to all government officials, including the President. The President is not above the law. The bill calls for the complete disclosure of and divestment from financial interests that could pose conflicts of interests.

Trump Corruption

Trump gives special favors to his friends and campaign donors. Many of his cabinet members were mega donors to his campaign. Big corporations have handed lofty checks to Trump’s campaign and Trump Super PACs to get their desired policy outcomes. And many of Trump’s donors are shady shell companies with no other purpose than donating obscene amounts to his reelection and gaining access for their benefactors who want to remain anonymous. The Trump family has hardly drained the swamp.

H.R.1 Solution

H. R. 1 would eliminate unlimited, untraceable spending in our politics, so that politicians are accountable to the public interest, not their friends and big corporate donors.

Trump Corruption

Ivanka Trump has been granted over 30 Chinese trademarks this year for her struggling brand. Some were even awarded on the same day that Trump lifted sanctions against Chinese company ZTE. Around that same time, China committed to $500 million in loans that benefitted Trump’s hotels and a Trump golf course overseas. One of those trademarks? Ivanka Trump coffins.

H.R.1 Solution

H. R. 1 would clean up these clear-cut conflicts of interest and require that government officials disclose and information that could show potential and actual conflicts of interest.

Trump Corruption

Jared Kushner’s financial entanglements abroad have meant that this top White House official is beholden to foreign interests like China and Saudi Arabia. Several countries have even discussed how they can manipulate Kushner given his position. And by lying on his security clearance forms and only receiving clearance because Trump overrode U.S. intelligence agencies, Kushner has made the U.S. more vulnerable. While Americans are less safe, Kushner and Ivanka are sitting pretty — they made $135 million last year alone.

H.R.1 Solution

H. R. 1 would strengthen security clearance processes so Americans can trust that those in the federal government are not potential targets for manipulation by foreign adversaries. It would make sure our highest government officers are working for the people.

Trump Corruption

Trump owes at least $200 million in loans to the Bank of China, a state-owned bank. Those loans are due in the middle of 2022.

H.R.1 Solution

H. R. 1 would require that presidential and vice presidential candidates and officeholders disclose their tax returns so Americans know where their leaders are making money, and to whom they owe money.

Trump’s corruption is hurting everyday Americans. While he and his family get rich and enrich their friends through the presidency, Americans are getting sick, losing out on loans, and having their healthcare ripped away from them.

Trump Corruption

Some of Trump’s campaign donors and large companies have gotten millions of dollars in small business loans through the Paycheck Protection Program. One donor is a hotel owner worth billions — he got almost $100 million in small business loan money from Trump’s federal government. Another recipient is a private jet company that was founded by a Trump and RNC donor. They got $27 million in federal aid.

How it's hurting Americans

The Paycheck Protection Program was designed to keep the millions of small businesses hurting during the coronavirus pandemic from having to permanently close their doors. But the program has been a mess, those who need the loans are not able to get them, while Trump campaign donors and friends are getting the loans with ease.

Trump Corruption

For several weeks, Trump took China at their word, openly praised President Xi, and lauded their transparency, all while calling the coronavirus a hoax. Despite intelligence agencies and his own government urging Trump to take action, his family stood idly by, worried they would upset China, a country that has been the source of much financial gain for the Trump and Kushner families.

How it's hurting Americans

Thanks to Trump’s lack of decisive action and deference to China, the coronavirus has now hit the United States harder than any other nation. Over a million Americans have contracted the illness, and more than 80,000 have tragically lost their lives. 33 million Americans are out of a job and the economy has collapsed.

Trump Corruption

For weeks, Trump touted hydroxychloroquine as a “miracle” cure for COVID-19, despite lack of evidence that it worked. Instead of listening to experts like Dr. Fauci, Trump pushed the potentially harmful drug on the American people. It turns out, Trump and his family have a financial stake in the pharmaceutical company that makes the drug.

How it's hurting Americans

The top HHS doctor in charge of developing a COVID-19 vaccine was forced out of his job for questioning the efficacy of the drug and not letting “cronyism drive decisions” over expert opinions. One person even died after taking hydroxychloroquine, while lupus and arthritis patients who actually need the drug faced dire shortages after Trump’s conjecture made it fly off the shelves.

Trump Corruption

Throughout his presidency, Trump has fired government watchdogs who are meant to make sure American taxpayer dollars are being used appropriately.

How it's hurting Americans

Trump fired the inspector general who was put in place to oversee the $2 trillion COVID stimulus package. That means Americans won’t know how their tax dollars are being spent and there is no stopping Trump from giving out favors to his friends and campaign donors, while working and middle class Americans suffer.

The Trump family has used the White House to make millions off Americans — but that is just the tip of the iceberg. Here are the top 10 worst corrupt actions by the #CorruptTrump family:
Turn on images to see the Top 10 Graphic

1. From day one, Donald Trump defied Presidential norms and refused to fully divest from his businesses, refused to put his holdings in a blind trust, and has continued to refuse to release any of his tax returns. Even when Congress subpoenaed for his tax returns, Trump and his administration refused to comply.

2. The Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. – only a few blocks from the taxpayer funded White House – is helping to line the Trump family pockets. American officials, businesses executives, foreign leaders and even Trump’s campaign have all hosted events or stayed at this hotel. That means the Trump family is getting richer off of spending by foreign governments (who do so to curry favor with the president), by American taxpayers, and by the President’s own self-dealing with his campaign. In 2018 alone, the hotel netted him $41 million dollars.

3. Trump and his family travel extensively — something normal for any president, but atypical for family members. In the Trump family case, two family members are White House officials, despite anti-nepotism laws. All the while, Trump and his family spend time at Trump-owned properties (as much as one out of every three days so far), which means American taxpayers are footing the bill for the Secret Service and the hotel costs, all of which go directly to the Trump Organization. The Secret Service alone has spent $500,000 at Trump properties. 

4. Jared Kushner has used his position as a senior White House official to enrich his family business, Kushner Companies. His family has courted investments from Chinese benefactors despite intelligence warnings that China would hold those investments over the administration’s head to influence policy. Kushner’s company sought investments directly from the Qatar government for the family’s skyscraper in Manhattan that was in deep financial trouble. And before he worked in the White House, Kushner’s company faked paperwork about apartment buildings it owned to make a profit, pushing tenants out of buildings to sell the properties at 50% more than it paid for them.

5. Ivanka Trump has sent hundreds of emails from a private account shared with Jared Kushner about official government business. Her brand has been promoted to the public by government officials, in offense of the Hatch Act. And despite clear conflicts of interests, the Chinese government has awarded her brand trademarks and patents, often curiously timed with favorable U.S. policy from her father. 

6. Don Jr. and Eric Trump campaign for their father frequently, and often harp on themes of corruption. But the two eldest Trump sons have spent the entire Trump presidency using his office to make business connections at home and abroad, while taxpayers pick up the tab for security on their business travels overseas. But in the face of business deals in India, Indonesia and Scotland, Eric Trump has said, “When my father became president, our family stopped doing international business deals.”

7. A Trump campaign data firm got a nearly $3 million loan from the small business loan relief program. That’s 14 times greater than the average loan, while hundreds of thousands of businesses didn’t get any money at all. The private school that Trump’s son attends even got a federal stimulus loan despite having a major endowment.

8. Trump repeatedly suggested that blue states, many of which have been hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic, give his administration “sanctuary-city adjustments” in exchange for much needed federal financial relief. It’s a cynical ploy for a quid pro quo with millions of lives at stake.

9. Trump’s business received a $500 million loan from a company owned by the Chinese government for a real estate project in Indonesia. Right after that loan was issued, Trump announced he would lift sanctions on a Chinese telecommunications firm — a move Republicans Democrats alike strongly disagreed with.

10. Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives for holding up Congressionally appropriated military aid to an American ally, Ukraine, in exchange for making an announcement on digging up dirt on Trump’s political rival, Joe Biden. He obstructed the Congressional investigation into his actions by silencing anyone in his administration who spoke the truth and refusing to adhere to subpoenas to answer questions about his wrongdoing.

11. BONUS: The Trump administration used the COVID-19 pandemic to award contracts for much needed equipment like masks and ventilators to friends of the family and Trump’s political allies. A medical mask manufacturer was given a $9.5 million contract from FEMA after one of the company’s top officials went on Steve Bannon’s podcast to make his case. The request to contract with the company came directly from the White House. And Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner deployed private equity and venture capital “volunteers” to coordinate the country’s supply chain for medical equipment. The volunteers were tasked with prioritizing leads for contracts with allies and friends of the Trump family (“VIP’s”), putting cronyism and enriching their pals above the health and safety of the nation.

Paid for by Future Majority, http://www.futuremajority.org.

Trump Corruption

Trump is using his office to enrich himself and his family. While his sons continue to run the family business, foreigners and Americans alike are paying the Trumps. Foreign officials spend money at Trump hotels because they know it will improve their standing with the President. $500,000 in taxpayer dollars have gone to the Secret Service as they stay at Trump-owned properties, all of which lines the family’s pockets.

H.R.1 Solution

H. R. 1 would make it so ethics rules apply to all government officials, including the President. The President is not above the law. The bill calls for the complete disclosure of and divestment from financial interests that could pose conflicts of interests.

Trump Corruption

Trump gives special favors to his friends and campaign donors. Many of his cabinet members were mega donors to his campaign. Big corporations have handed lofty checks to Trump’s campaign and Trump Super PACs to get their desired policy outcomes. And many of Trump’s donors are shady shell companies with no other purpose than donating obscene amounts to his reelection and gaining access for their benefactors who want to remain anonymous. The Trump family has hardly drained the swamp.

H.R.1 Solution

H. R. 1 would eliminate unlimited, untraceable spending in our politics, so that politicians are accountable to the public interest, not their friends and big corporate donors.

Trump Corruption

Ivanka Trump has been granted over 30 Chinese trademarks this year for her struggling brand. Some were even awarded on the same day that Trump lifted sanctions against Chinese company ZTE. Around that same time, China committed to $500 million in loans that benefitted Trump’s hotels and a Trump golf course overseas. One of those trademarks? Ivanka Trump coffins.

H.R.1 Solution

H. R. 1 would clean up these clear-cut conflicts of interest and require that government officials disclose and information that could show potential and actual conflicts of interest.

Trump Corruption

Jared Kushner’s financial entanglements abroad have meant that this top White House official is beholden to foreign interests like China and Saudi Arabia. Several countries have even discussed how they can manipulate Kushner given his position. And by lying on his security clearance forms and only receiving clearance because Trump overrode U.S. intelligence agencies, Kushner has made the U.S. more vulnerable. While Americans are less safe, Kushner and Ivanka are sitting pretty — they made $135 million last year alone.

H.R.1 Solution

H. R. 1 would strengthen security clearance processes so Americans can trust that those in the federal government are not potential targets for manipulation by foreign adversaries. It would make sure our highest government officers are working for the people.

Trump Corruption

Trump owes at least $200 million in loans to the Bank of China, a state-owned bank. Those loans are due in the middle of 2022.

H.R.1 Solution

H. R. 1 would require that presidential and vice presidential candidates and officeholders disclose their tax returns so Americans know where their leaders are making money, and to whom they owe money.

Trump’s corruption is hurting everyday Americans. While he and his family get rich and enrich their friends through the presidency, Americans are getting sick, losing out on loans, and having their healthcare ripped away from them.

Trump Corruption

Some of Trump’s campaign donors and large companies have gotten millions of dollars in small business loans through the Paycheck Protection Program. One donor is a hotel owner worth billions — he got almost $100 million in small business loan money from Trump’s federal government. Another recipient is a private jet company that was founded by a Trump and RNC donor. They got $27 million in federal aid.

How it's hurting Americans

The Paycheck Protection Program was designed to keep the millions of small businesses hurting during the coronavirus pandemic from having to permanently close their doors. But the program has been a mess, those who need the loans are not able to get them, while Trump campaign donors and friends are getting the loans with ease.

Trump Corruption

For several weeks, Trump took China at their word, openly praised President Xi, and lauded their transparency, all while calling the coronavirus a hoax. Despite intelligence agencies and his own government urging Trump to take action, his family stood idly by, worried they would upset China, a country that has been the source of much financial gain for the Trump and Kushner families.

How it's hurting Americans

Thanks to Trump’s lack of decisive action and deference to China, the coronavirus has now hit the United States harder than any other nation. Over a million Americans have contracted the illness, and more than 80,000 have tragically lost their lives. 33 million Americans are out of a job and the economy has collapsed.

Trump Corruption

For weeks, Trump touted hydroxychloroquine as a “miracle” cure for COVID-19, despite lack of evidence that it worked. Instead of listening to experts like Dr. Fauci, Trump pushed the potentially harmful drug on the American people. It turns out, Trump and his family have a financial stake in the pharmaceutical company that makes the drug.

How it's hurting Americans

The top HHS doctor in charge of developing a COVID-19 vaccine was forced out of his job for questioning the efficacy of the drug and not letting “cronyism drive decisions” over expert opinions. One person even died after taking hydroxychloroquine, while lupus and arthritis patients who actually need the drug faced dire shortages after Trump’s conjecture made it fly off the shelves.

Trump Corruption

Throughout his presidency, Trump has fired government watchdogs who are meant to make sure American taxpayer dollars are being used appropriately.

How it's hurting Americans

Trump fired the inspector general who was put in place to oversee the $2 trillion COVID stimulus package. That means Americans won’t know how their tax dollars are being spent and there is no stopping Trump from giving out favors to his friends and campaign donors, while working and middle class Americans suffer.

The Trump family has used the White House to make millions off Americans — but that is just the tip of the iceberg. Here are the top 10 worst corrupt actions by the #CorruptTrump family:
Turn on images to see the Top 10 Graphic

1. From day one, Donald Trump defied Presidential norms and refused to fully divest from his businesses, refused to put his holdings in a blind trust, and has continued to refuse to release any of his tax returns. Even when Congress subpoenaed for his tax returns, Trump and his administration refused to comply.

2. The Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. – only a few blocks from the taxpayer funded White House – is helping to line the Trump family pockets. American officials, businesses executives, foreign leaders and even Trump’s campaign have all hosted events or stayed at this hotel. That means the Trump family is getting richer off of spending by foreign governments (who do so to curry favor with the president), by American taxpayers, and by the President’s own self-dealing with his campaign. In 2018 alone, the hotel netted him $41 million dollars.

3. Trump and his family travel extensively — something normal for any president, but atypical for family members. In the Trump family case, two family members are White House officials, despite anti-nepotism laws. All the while, Trump and his family spend time at Trump-owned properties (as much as one out of every three days so far), which means American taxpayers are footing the bill for the Secret Service and the hotel costs, all of which go directly to the Trump Organization. The Secret Service alone has spent $500,000 at Trump properties. 

4. Jared Kushner has used his position as a senior White House official to enrich his family business, Kushner Companies. His family has courted investments from Chinese benefactors despite intelligence warnings that China would hold those investments over the administration’s head to influence policy. Kushner’s company sought investments directly from the Qatar government for the family’s skyscraper in Manhattan that was in deep financial trouble. And before he worked in the White House, Kushner’s company faked paperwork about apartment buildings it owned to make a profit, pushing tenants out of buildings to sell the properties at 50% more than it paid for them.

5. Ivanka Trump has sent hundreds of emails from a private account shared with Jared Kushner about official government business. Her brand has been promoted to the public by government officials, in offense of the Hatch Act. And despite clear conflicts of interests, the Chinese government has awarded her brand trademarks and patents, often curiously timed with favorable U.S. policy from her father. 

6. Don Jr. and Eric Trump campaign for their father frequently, and often harp on themes of corruption. But the two eldest Trump sons have spent the entire Trump presidency using his office to make business connections at home and abroad, while taxpayers pick up the tab for security on their business travels overseas. But in the face of business deals in India, Indonesia and Scotland, Eric Trump has said, “When my father became president, our family stopped doing international business deals.”

7. A Trump campaign data firm got a nearly $3 million loan from the small business loan relief program. That’s 14 times greater than the average loan, while hundreds of thousands of businesses didn’t get any money at all. The private school that Trump’s son attends even got a federal stimulus loan despite having a major endowment.

8. Trump repeatedly suggested that blue states, many of which have been hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic, give his administration “sanctuary-city adjustments” in exchange for much needed federal financial relief. It’s a cynical ploy for a quid pro quo with millions of lives at stake.

9. Trump’s business received a $500 million loan from a company owned by the Chinese government for a real estate project in Indonesia. Right after that loan was issued, Trump announced he would lift sanctions on a Chinese telecommunications firm — a move Republicans Democrats alike strongly disagreed with.

10. Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives for holding up Congressionally appropriated military aid to an American ally, Ukraine, in exchange for making an announcement on digging up dirt on Trump’s political rival, Joe Biden. He obstructed the Congressional investigation into his actions by silencing anyone in his administration who spoke the truth and refusing to adhere to subpoenas to answer questions about his wrongdoing.

11. BONUS: The Trump administration used the COVID-19 pandemic to award contracts for much needed equipment like masks and ventilators to friends of the family and Trump’s political allies. A medical mask manufacturer was given a $9.5 million contract from FEMA after one of the company’s top officials went on Steve Bannon’s podcast to make his case. The request to contract with the company came directly from the White House. And Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner deployed private equity and venture capital “volunteers” to coordinate the country’s supply chain for medical equipment. The volunteers were tasked with prioritizing leads for contracts with allies and friends of the Trump family (“VIP’s”), putting cronyism and enriching their pals above the health and safety of the nation.

Paid for by Future Majority, http://www.futuremajority.org.