There are honestly so many flaws with Donald Trump as a presidential candidate that it’s like shooting fish in a barrel to pick one. Every day, another deplorable thing comes up to the surface and it’s often times one we’ve already visited. Case in point, on June 29, 2016 a formal complaint was filed with the Federal Election Commission in regard to the Trump campaign’s continued solicitation of donations from foreign leaders.
This complaint came with reports of Trump fundraising emails being received by leaders in the United Kingdom, Iceland, Scotland and Australia.
Now, the law is fairly clear. As copied directly from the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 11 – Federal Elections, the law states (emphasis by writer):
(g) Solicitation, acceptance, or receipt of contributions and donations from foreign nationals. No person shall knowingly solicit, accept, or receive from a foreign national any contribution or donation prohibited by paragraphs (b) through (d) of this section.
Months have gone by and these solicitations continue. Donald Trump’s campaign continues to trudge along stumping about “law and order” for his bigoted followers all the while the campaign appears to continue to break federal law by sending emails such as this, most recently shared from Terri Butler MP who is a representative in the Australian Parliament. She received her email on August 14, nearly two months after the formal complaint was filed.
There is simply no way the Trump campaign is ignorant of the law.
Butler even tweeted Trump, which seems to be his preferred communication method, requesting removal from his email list. Because politicians in other countries should totally have to do something like this to an American candidate running for President of the United States.
Eventually this will catch up with him, we hope. And, with even more hope that it won’t be a scandal for a sitting president in the White House, but one that will grace the talk of Entertainment Tonight and Inside Edition about the reality star who failed to win in the 2016 election.
Vote. Seriously, don’t let this guy stand even a remote chance of securing the presidency.
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