Yet barely a peep. The thing I will never understand is how the grift is happening in plain daylight, yet nobody does anything to stop it:
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, the president’s daughter and son-in-law, brought in at least $82 million in outside income while serving as senior White House advisers during 2017, according to financial disclosure forms released Monday.
Trump earned $3.9 million from her stake in the Trump International Hotel in Washington and more than $2 million in severance from the Trump Organization, while Kushner reported over $5 million in income from Quail Ridge, a Kushner Cos. apartment complex acquired last year in Plainsboro, N.J.
The filings show how the couple are collecting immense sums from other enterprises while serving in the White House, an extraordinary income flow that ethics experts have warned could create potential conflicts of interests.
Both Kushner and Trump have given up daily oversight of their companies as they work as unpaid senior advisers to the president.
We may have lost a friend with Canada but at least we gained one with the gentle Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea.
OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s House of Commons on Monday unanimously condemned the personal attacks on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by U.S. President Donald Trump and his surrogates as the famously polite nation simmered over the weekend broadsides by its U.S. ally.
Lawmakers gave unanimous consent for a motion backing Canadian steel and aluminum, hit by U.S. tariffs, as well as the supply management system that supports key agriculture sectors, and gave a standing ovation for the government’s response to the Trump administration’s verbal attacks on Trudeau.
No. Just no. I don’t want to hear about another celebrity running in 2020. Even as a hypothetical scenario. I want someone who has some experience in government.
Actor Alec Baldwin said he would “absolutely win” a hypothetical 2020 race against President Trump.
“If I ran, I would win,” Baldwin said told radio host Howard Stern on Monday. “I would absolutely win.”
Baldwin also said his campaign would be “the funniest, most exciting, most crazy campaign.”
Baldwin, who won an Emmy for his “Saturday Night Live” portrayal of Trump and is one of the president’s most vocal critics, has touted his potential presidency before. He said in 2017 that he would make a “good president” but didn’t know if his family would want to handle life in the White House.
“To run for office is something that I want to do,” Baldwin said at the time, but added that campaign “doesn’t seem to be practical with my lifestyle and my children.”
He told Stern on Monday that he would only run to bring “common sense” to American politics.