No taxpayer money for Trump hotels

CREDO action
Stand with Rep. Blumenauer: No taxpayer money for Trump hotels
Petition to the United States Congress:
“Pass the No Taxpayer Revenue Used to Monetize the Presidency (NO TRUMP) Act, which would block taxpayer dollars from flowing to hotels owned by the president or his relatives.”

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Dear Connie,

Stand with Rep. Blumenauer: No taxpayer money for Trump hotels

When Eric Trump, Donald Trump’s son, went to Uruguay for a business trip in January, U.S. taxpayers shelled out $100,000, including tens of thousands of dollars renting rooms in Trump hotels.1

Rep. Earl Blumenauer has a solution to unseemly and sleazy practices like this: the No Taxpayer Revenue Used to Monetize the Presidency, or NO TRUMP Act. His bill would block spending taxpayer dollars on hotels or restaurants owned by the president or his family.2

We need to get behind this bill in a big way and force every member of Congress to declare whether they think it is OK for the president to profit off the presidency. The collapse of Trumpcare showed that concerted resistance can stymie Trump in Congress, and we need to keep the momentum going.

Stand with Rep. Blumenauer: No taxpayer money for Trump hotels. Click here to sign the petition.

Some estimates say it costs $1 million a day to protect Melania Trump in New York City and $3 million for every one of Trump’s trips to Mar-a-Lago. There was even talk that the Secret Service would have to pay to rent a floor at Trump Tower to provide protection. Because Rep. Blumenauer’s bill would apply to all future presidents it includes exceptions for clear cases of protecting the president and her or his family.3,4 But it would block blatant cronyism like another reported deal where the Department of Defense would rent space in Trump Tower.5

Compare these costs to Trump’s horribly cruel budget that rewards war profiteers while cutting programs like:6

  • Meals on Wheels
  • Emergency food assistance
  • College aid for poorer students
  • Low-income kids’ after school programs
  • AmeriCorps and other volunteer opportunities
  • Pregnant and nursing women’s nutrition
  • Nutrition for children in developing nations

While many of Trump’s schemes are complicated, forcing taxpayers to pay for fancy rooms and food at his hotels is blatantly corrupt. Doing so while proposing cuts that hurt the most vulnerable is appalling. We need to force every Republican to go on the record about Trump’s corruption.

Stand with Rep. Blumenauer: No taxpayer money for Trump hotels. Click here to sign the petition.

Trump’s massive web of potential corruption is on a never-before-seen scale. Past presidents have sold assets and placed money and investments in blind trusts. Trump, by contrast, claims to be handing over his businesses to his children. But he reportedly still receives regular updates on Trump Organization earnings, and no one knows the full extent of Trump’s foreign financial and business entanglements because of his unprecedented secrecy and refusal to release his tax returns. Government ethics experts have already said Trump is likely violating the Constitution by personally profiting from the presidency and called his pretend show of giving his sons control of his company “meaningless.”7,8,9

Rep. Blumenauer’s bill would apply to all presidents, but the intent is clear: Crack down on Trump’s corruption, and force every member of Congress to go on the record opposing it. We need to help Rep. Blumenauer push this bill forward.

Stand with Rep. Blumenauer: No taxpayer money for Trump hotels. Click below to sign the petition:

https://act.credoaction.com/sign/no_trump_act?t=7&akid=22432.11103932.Fa2ZvB

Thank you for speaking out,

Murshed Zaheed, Political Director
CREDO Action from Working Assets

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  1. Amy Brittain and Drew Harwell, “Eric Trump’s business trip to Uruguay cost taxpayers $97,830 in hotel bills,” The Washington Post, Feb. 7, 2017.
  2. Jessica Estapa, “Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer introduces the ‘No TRUMP Act,’” USA Today, March 9, 2017.
  3. Ibid.
  4. Philip Bump, “How much is Donald Trump’s travel and protection costing, anyway?” The Washington Post, March 17, 2017.
  5. Drew Harwell, “Department of Defense looks to rent space in Trump Tower,” The Washington Post, Feb. 7, 2017.
  6. Rachel Black, “Ten of Trump’s budget’s cruelest cuts,” CNN, March 17, 2017.
  7. Richard Pérez-Peña and Rachel Abrams, “Kellyanne Conway Promotes Ivanka Trump Brand, Raising Ethics Concerns,” The New York Times, Feb. 9, 2017.
  8. Kim Bellware and Cristian Farias, “President Trump Has Already Violated The Constitution, Lawsuit Claims,” The Huffington Post, Jan. 23, 2017.
  9. Matthew Yglesias, “President Trump and the Trump Organization are the biggest conflict of interest in US history,” Vox, Nov. 14, 2016.

Author: connie dello buono

Health educator, author and enterpreneur motherhealth@gmail.com or conniedbuono@gmail.com ; cell 408-854-1883 Helping families in the bay area by providing compassionate and live-in caregivers for homebound bay area seniors. Blogs at www.clubalthea.com Developing a new site, www.avatarcare.net , for early cancer detection using genetics tests, telemedicine with electronic appointment scheduling with doctors, video chat with doctors, matching care providers with health consumers and a health concierge for all to reduce chronic care cost, find cancer cure and coordinate health care using predictive medicine and participatory.

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