Sunday, October 06, 2019

The Daughter As Reprobate

President Donald Trump has announced that he's going to open a federal investigation into Ivanka Trump.

There is no chance of  the President doing that, of course, unless it's a probe into why Ivanka prefers Jared to himself. However, last week he did argue "China should start an investigation into the Bidens, because what happened in China is just about as bad as what happened with Ukraine" and on Sunday morning....

(Actually, that was $50.000 per month, he didn't get $1.5 billion from China- and what is "plus, plus?" A takeoff on covfefe?)

So if Donald Trump weren't a flaming hypocrite, he'd be asking China to take on Ivanka Trump Kushner, whom we learned in January had been granted by Communist China five trademarks, six months after she announced that she was closing her fashion brand.

Ivanka has learned to diversify, however, and her income does not come only from expanding manufacturing opportunities for Chinese workers. A few months ago we learned that she had

made nearly $4 million from her father's Washington DC hotel in 2018, NBC news reported, citing new financial disclosures released by the White House on Friday.

In total, the historic post office turned hotel brought in $40.8 million for President Trump and his family in 2018, up about half a million from 2017.

But the hotel is also a source of headaches for the Trump administration, the Associated Press reported. It's top spot as a haunt for foreign diplomats and lobbyists has resulted in two federal lawsuits which claim the President is violating a constitutional ban on foreign government payments to the commander in chief.

Ivanka, while not an official White House staff member, also saw family income in 2018 from her husband and Senior White House advisor, Jared Kushner's real estate holdings.

The AP reported that the Kushner Co's slate of apartment buildings and commercial properties in New York generated $1.5 million, while another holding for commercial buildings brought in $6 million.

The sun rises in the east, sets in the west, July is hot in Miami Beach, and members of the Trump family are using the White House, and Americans, to increase their personal fortunes. We've known it for years, but it's always useful to remember that Donald Trump is not the only Trump setting records for conflicts of interest, greed and corruption.

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