Monday, May 22, 2017

Trump Signs Bigly Arms Deal After Ivanka Accepts $100 Million Donation From Saudis

                                       Good Day World!

Did you hear the news?

A gloating Trump announced a $110 billion dollar arms deal during the first step of his "Magical Mystery Tour."

"Jobs. Jobs. Jobs," Don the Con told the press. It was also the biggest arms deal in American history.

But hold on a moment. Let's take closer look. Writer Jen Hayden did an article about this so-called great deal Donny brokered...

"The deal was finalized in part thanks to the direct involvement of Jared Kushner, the President's son-in-law and senior adviser. 

He shocked a high-level Saudi delegation earlier this month when he personally called Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson and asked if she would cut the price of a sophisticated missile detection system, according to a source with knowledge of the call. 

Pressured to finalize a massive $100-plus billion arms deal in the two weeks leading up to Trump's trip to Saudi Arabia, Kushner hoped to maneuver a discount on Lockheed's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system during the Saudis' visit to the White House on May 1 - a request that Hewson said she would look into at the time."

Prior to making this historic sale a curious thing happened. The Saudis agreed to donate $100 million to the recently announced women's fund inspired by Jared Kushner’s wife, Ivanka Trump.

Gee, I guess it was just a coincidence that Kushner's wife  came long in her official capacity as an 'Assistant to the President of the United States.'

It sure seems like a lot of money to fund a vague cause - helping women entrepreneurs. Is there so many in the Middle East that the Saudis want to support them?

Or, are the Saudis suddenly all for women's rights? Did something change? I don't think so.

Our Constitution does have a Foreign Emoluments Clause that bans anyone holding "any office of Profit or Trust" from making shady deals like this.

But that doesn't bother the Trump clan. They're making money on the taxpayers dime while conducting business for the country (Good optics).

Even more vomit worthy; When Don the Con comes home he'll probably do a little victory jig (Jobs.Jobs.Jobs.) in the Rose Garden with his clueless Republican stooges. 

We all know ethics and rules are mere afterthoughts in TrumpLand. Sad.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

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