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Trump's Inaugration Paid Trump's company with Ivanka in the Middle

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posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 07:51 PM
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If the Trump hotel charged the inaugural committee above-market rates, it could violate tax rules, according to Owens, the nonprofit tax expert who is now a partner at the law firm Loeb & Loeb.


If a person with “substantial influence” over a nonprofit group charges the group above-market rates in a transaction with their outside business, the IRS can impose steep fines. In this case, Donald Trump could qualify as a person with such influence. Should the tax agency find that a violation occurred, the Trump Organization would have to refund any overcharge and the inaugural committee would be hit with a 25 percent tax on the money, Owens said.


Further, a member of the committee expressed concern over the obviously inflated price.


In an email to Ivanka Trump and Gates, Wolkoff, who had previously managed the Metropolitan Museum’s annual gala and fashion shows at Lincoln Center, expressed discomfort with the price.


“I wanted to follow up on our conversation and express my concern,” Wolkoff wrote in the December email.


“These events are in PE’s [the president-elect’s] honor at his hotel and one of them is for family and close friends. Please take into consideration that when this is audited it will become public knowledge,” she wrote, noting that other locations would be provided to the inaugural committee for free.


“I understand that compared to the original pricing this is great but we should look at the whole context,” Wolkoff wrote, suggesting a day rate of $85,000, less than half of the Trump hotel’s offer.


Huffpo.

Does nobody else find this reprehensible?




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posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 07:51 PM
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originally posted by: Propagandalf
You can be anti-Trump all you want. But pretending that being anti-Trump is an unpopular opinion is utter nonsense. I just can’t believe that you’re opposing the narratives when you’re repeating the same narratives as everyone else.


Unless you oppose both narratives; the idea that there are only Two narratives; etc.

The MSM has spoon fed everyone their whole concept of reality, and this two sided tunnelvision they've delivered everyone into is collectivism in action.
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posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 07:52 PM
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a reply to: Propagandalf

Unpopular where? Here? Yeah, compared to the absolute undying devotion to Trump he majority of members on these boards hold it is an unpopular opinion, on these boards. When have I ever said that hating on Trump is unpopular in general? Never.

Look at the front page every single day and tell me what the majority of threads are about. If you're honest you'll admit they are right leaning threads which get the most support.



posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 07:52 PM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

Exactly. Thanks for putting it better than I have.



posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 07:58 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

I guess that means Obama conducted a lot of business while you guys were complaining about him slacking off.

Never mind, that logic only applies to Trump. Sorry.



posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 07:59 PM
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originally posted by: angeldoll
As far as the price gouging....


Emails show that Ivanka Trump connected Gates with Mickael Damelincourt, managing director of the hotel. Damelincourt responded with a new rate of $175,000 per day for use of the Presidential Ballroom and meeting rooms, offering a $700,000 charge for four days of use.


www.huffingtonpost.com...

Other sources report the Ballroom typically rents for $85,000 per day.

lol



The ballroom rents for $85K per day.
Does that ALSO include catering/staff/etc. for 4 days...or just the rental of the room itself?


I think the very bias HUFFPO is being a bit sneaky with their figures.



posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 08:10 PM
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originally posted by: angeldoll

originally posted by: IAMTAT

originally posted by: burdman30ott6

originally posted by: IAMTAT
Re: Trump cashing in on his election:

"If I'm elected president, I'm accepting no salary."
-Donald Trump


First President in modern history to see his net worth drop considerably while in the office, and he's called the guy who's trying to profit from the presidency... The jokes about Le Resistance really do write themselves, don't they?


Michelle Obama had herself a staff of 24 paid attendants.
Melania Trump has 4.

Trump spends $5M LESS than Obama on WH salaries.

Yeah...the orange one is milking the taxpayers for everything he can get.


Okay, I'm sorry I just can't help myself. What do those four attendants do? Help Melania swipe Michelle's speeches, steal her "Be Best" idea from Obama's staff for her, and pick out her lovely jackets with slogans?

Michelle was all over the globe with sweetness and light. Seriously, like other first ladies' Michelle took her role seriously, and wasn't just trying to 'suffer through it' as clearly Mrs. Trump is doing, and very rarely tries to hide that fact.


Melania is out there doing lots of scheduled charity events as well. She unfortunately, doesn't get all the press that Michelle got. She may not be out there trying to make new laws and has no need for 24 attendants but she is out there being a first lady, mother, and wife to the Potus.

It is sad that one only hears about all the charitable appearances Flotus and Potus actually do through alternative religious news sites that actually want to share the positive news. They apparently don't just focus on the negative headlines to boost clicks and views for advertisers! Sigh.



posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 08:19 PM
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Both sides hate each other, both sides lie, steal,cheat and the list goes on. Nothing ever happens to them but we....the little people...get stuck with the Bills, we get stuck with all the bad ideas that are only for the rich on both sides. And they keep us divided and fighting each other for their entertainment and enrichment.
When is it going to stop? Probably never, or its going to take something big to wake people up.



posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 08:30 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6





A lot of his golf outings have involved international leaders and deals are made on the greens...


1 world leader 3 times. What deals were made on the greens?

The president that said he wouldn't have time for golf spends more time golfing than his predecessor that he criticized multiple occasions for spending too much time on the golf course.



posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 08:38 PM
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a reply to: Grimpachi

You must be under the impression that some people will actually be consistent in their criticisms. Party above integrity.



posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 08:56 PM
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a reply to: angeldoll

So......all other places in DC weren't charging primo pricing for the Inauguration? THey were just letting people stay for free? No Peak Pricing was happening?



posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 09:05 PM
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a reply to: 3NL1GHT3N3D1

The Truth hurts. ouch!



posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 09:12 PM
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a reply to: CynConcepts

Sorry the statement from that poster

"Michelle being all over the globe spreading sweetness and light"

Tells you how drunk she is on the kool aid. But I thank her for the laugh


How people can write # like that and expect to be taken seriously?

Obama was probably the bestest president ever in her eyes.. And Orange man bad.
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posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 09:16 PM
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originally posted by: pavil
a reply to: angeldoll

So......all other places in DC weren't charging primo pricing for the Inauguration? THey were just letting people stay for free? No Peak Pricing was happening?



I think that is being taken into consideration.

But does it apply to the Trumps?


The emoluments clause, also called the foreign emoluments clause, is a provision of the U.S. Constitution (Article I, Section 9, Paragraph 8) that generally prohibits federal officeholders from receiving any gift, payment, or other thing of value from a foreign state or its rulers, officers, or representatives.


Source: Britannica



posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 09:18 PM
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originally posted by: samuelsson
a reply to: CynConcepts

Sorry the statement from that poster

"Michelle being all over the globe spreading sweetness and light"

Tells you how drunk she is on the kool aid. But I thank her for the laugh


How people can write # like that and expect to be taken seriously?

Obama was probably the bestest president ever in her eyes.. And Orange man bad.


Oh my. Somebody needs to get over themselves.

I was just thinking to myself Nobody in this thread has made any real personal insults towards anyone, and I was so delighted. That is, until you came along.

meh. Yawn. Happy holidays.



posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 09:20 PM
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nvm

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posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 09:46 PM
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a reply to: angeldoll

Im actually very sorry about that. That rainbow comment just didnt make alot of sense. In no way shape or form is she in the top 5 of best FLOTUS. But I didnt mean to insault.



posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 10:21 PM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: Propagandalf

Unpopular where? Here? Yeah, compared to the absolute undying devotion to Trump he majority of members on these boards hold it is an unpopular opinion, on these boards. When have I ever said that hating on Trump is unpopular in general? Never.

Look at the front page every single day and tell me what the majority of threads are about. If you're honest you'll admit they are right leaning threads which get the most support.


No, I’m speaking about outside ATS. The mainstream media, the glitzy celebs, pop culture, sports, late night talk shows. Lock-step, friend.



posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 11:05 PM
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a reply to: Propagandalf

So that must be why Trump won nearly half the popular vote (if the numbers can even be believed), because all those things influenced everyone so much that he won! Right?

You realize that "alternative" media is just as popular if not moreso than the so-called "mainstream" media? Stop letting paid shills in the media and Hollywood blind you from the fact that Trump is one of them and has been for decades.



posted on Dec, 14 2018 @ 11:11 PM
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originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: Propagandalf

So that must be why Trump won nearly half the popular vote (if the numbers can even be believed), because all those things influenced everyone so much that he won! Right?

You realize that "alternative" media is just as popular if not moreso than the so-called "mainstream" media? Stop letting paid shills in the media and Hollywood blind you from the fact that Trump is one of them and has been for decades.


History doesn’t look kindly on witch-hunts and persecution. Let’s be careful we’re not caught on the wrong side.

Anyways, I offer you the benefit of the doubt.



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