October 5, 2016 2:00 am -

This is what Eric Trump said about the Clinton Foundation:


You look at the Clinton Foundation taking $35 million from Saudi Arabia, who is one of the largest abusers of women and minorities in the world, and then three days later getting weapons deals from the State Department.

Mark Sumner at Daily Kos helpfully points out that…

Hillary Clinton got not a penny from the Clinton Foundation. Neither did Bill. However, there was one person who took a nice chunk of change directly from the Saudi government.

Trump sold the 45th floor of Trump World Tower to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for $4.5 million in June 2001, according to a city Finance Department spokeswoman. In 2008, the apartments became part of the Saudi Mission to the United Nations, records show.

Including fees that Trump continues to charge, “one of the largest abusers of women and minorities in the world” has directly paid Donald Trump more than $5 million. … Charges that Hillary Clinton had taken money from foreign governments have become one of the standard parts of Trump’s nightly rants.

But the worst thing that could have happened with that $35 million that went to the Clinton Foundation? It went to help some of the more than 400 million people who have been helped by the foundation.

The worst thing that happened to the $5 million paid directly to Donald Trump? It went to Donald Trump. Donald Trump.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.