I notice you didn’t mention the international summit, I forget what it was, early on that he wanted to host at his Mar-a-Lago resort because he knew it’s a top notch luxurious resort and he wanted to show off American excellence. Democrats objected that he would make a profit, so he ordered his number crunchers to come up with a price they could charge that was “at cost”. But that’s much easier to say than do. (Is the revenue lost from otherwise paying customers a “cost”?) He realized no matter what price he picked, evildoers could claim he was making exorbitant profit. (I suspect if he gave it away free, he would have been faulted for making illegal donations.)
If he profited by people staying at his business properties, he probably would have profited whether he was president or not. We knew he was a very successful businessman when we elected him in 2016. And accommodating the Secret Service is a big cost that all presidents accrue whatever they do, wherever they go.
You didn’t defend that claim. In fact, Republicans are slightly more inclined to cut taxes, take less power from people and champion individuals more. President Trump’s actions are head-and-shoulders above any other president, maybe even above Reagan. Though Reagan had a different problem to solve which he solved magnificently.
But President Trump has been a whirlwind doing the right thing on all fronts against unimaginably passionate hatred and obstruction. He’s shown us what it means to be indefatigable in the face of evil.
“Benefit of the doubt”? Seriously? No. I OBSERVE his actions.
Can you weigh that profit against the daily passionate hatred and unending wrongful attacks he has endured his whole time in office? Could you have tolerated it if that fraudulent dossier had been held over your head with the media asserting every day they had proof that you were a secret Russian agent? Even while you made life better for Americans every day? With the FBI, CIA and half of Congress champing at the bit to get you?
Besides, wouldn’t he have made much more profit if he weren’t president? He can’t chase new deals and businesses when he’s president. And even if he were inclined to take bribes like Joe Placeholder, he could never get away with accepting a $20 tip without being impugned in the press.
Do you think before you lay accusations, @Patooka?
That remains to be seen. We may find out on Wednesday if America is headed down the toilet and you’ll be right, or if freedom prevails and you’ll be wrong.