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originally posted by: six67seven
a reply to: antiantonym
I have no clue or interest about Rush's opinion, and why should I?
Why should/do you?
If you pay attention to most Trump supporters on ATS you'd realize the opposite of your current paradigm is true.
Anyone can find some idiot off the street/at a rally on either side of politics that supports some politician no matter what they do - these people don't mirror the thoughts of rational people.
originally posted by: fiverx313
it is unethical... and questions like this have been raised since before trump took office. for example, diplomats switching their reservations to trump hotels... escalating member fees for mar-a-lago... the whole thing is unprecedented shenanigans in the extreme.
originally posted by: DJMSN
This is no different than the hundreds of $1000 plate fund raising events that politicians from ALL parties participate in all year long, including Presidents current, past, and future.
After disappointing performances in the Iowa and New Hampshire Caucuses, Republican presidential candidates Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina have already called off their campaigns. This weekend, former Florida governor Jeb Bush also decided to bow out. But what happens to all the leftover campaign funds—Bush had raised more than $150 million, the most of any GOP candidate—when the low-polling candidates drop out?
One thing's for sure: Upset candidates can't console themselves by putting the dough toward a new yacht and sailing off to recuperate. The Federal Election Commission has strict rules about what federal candidates can and can't do with leftover campaign money, and the biggest directive is that they can't pocket it for personal use.
Then there is the issue of Trump Organization branding. The Palm Beach Post has reported that the Trump corporate helicopter has been sitting on the Mar-a-Lago helipad – a helipad that was built, and only supposed to be used for, presidential business.