President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is encouraging donors to give money to them in exchange for a chance to sign an executive order that would supposedly protect law enforcement from “liberals.”
Specifically, the Trump campaign has sent out emails to likely donors urging them to contribute money to the president’s reelection effort and promising to let them sign a government document they have no right do sign. It’s quite simply a quid pro quo, and it raises all sorts of questions about the legality of such a move.
Even George Conway, husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, was stunned by the brazen nature of the email and how it asks directly for a bribe:
It’s hard to know where to begin with this. https://t.co/PV5WSasn8l
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) June 16, 2020
While no one other than a president is allowed to sign an executive order, just the offer of allowing someone to take buy their way into the process of governing is something that isn’t legal or ethical.
Social media was appalled at the very idea of selling access for campaign cash, and they let it be known:
Ah, his lordship is selling indulgences now, how novel. What next, will he be auctioning off superfluous bits of the kingdom?
I feel sure Presidential Medals of Freedom could be a lucrative side line.
The Congressional Gold Medal could be offered as a slightly cheaper option.
— Vox Ira (@ira_vox) June 16, 2020
They don’t even hide their criminal nature.
— Victoria (@Victori29499479) June 16, 2020
Anyone donating to the Trump campaign is just helping fund his retirement or his legal defense fund. The money will disappear and never be clearly accounted for.
— Lamont Cranston (@theshadowknows) June 16, 2020
Is it legal to prostitute government documents for political purposes?
— Stephen Imondi (@ImondiStephen) June 16, 2020
“I’d like you to do me a financial favor, though…”
— Paul Wiley (@WileyPaul) June 16, 2020
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