Trump was bragging in Saudi Arabia about the ‘great deal’ he made with the largest Muslim nation in the world. Did he make that “deal” to secure a donation for Ivanka’s favorite and controversial fund?
Trump called it “pay for play” when he alleged that Hillary made deals with foreign nations as Secretary of State to secure donations for the ‘Clinton Foundation.’ Of course it’s different when Trump does something; he is above the law.
Trump tweeted criticism of the Clinton Foundation for accepting money from a nation which is one of the biggest enemies of human rights in the world. During the debates he said:
“You talk about women and women’s rights. These are people that push gays off business — off buildings. These are people that kill women and treat women horribly, and yet you take their money,” Trump said. “So I’d like to ask you right now. Why don’t you give back the money that you’ve taken from certain countries that treat certain groups of people so horribly? Why don’t you give back the money. I think it would be a great gesture.”
So what’s changed, Donny boy? Because it’s your spawn, is it different?
The Saudis pledged to donate $100 million to the World Bank’s Women Entrepreneurs Fund, an organization proposed by Ivanka.
The World Bank is very controversial. Questions are continually asked about accounting errors, and the actual dispersal of funds. The World Bank and its International Monetary Fund have used questionable tactics and required multiple ‘conditions’ when loaning money to less-developed nations. These are the nations where such a fund supported by Ivanka could use it most.
What sounds good isn’t always effective; and sometimes funds and other charitable groups become corrupt. Look at Trump’s own “foundation.” There is no record of Trump contributing funds to his own charity. Quite the opposite, he has often used his “foundation” as a personal bank to bribe officials with campaign donations, and once for a six-foot portrait of himself.
We’ll never know if the Saudis actually offer the donation, and we’ll never know what actually becomes of that money. It’s showtime!
by James Turnage
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