In addition to Trump drawing more attention to his own failed pandemic response by storming out of his 60 Minutes interview because it was too focused on coronavirus, three bombshell news stories last night gave a snapshot into the extent of Trump’s failed presidency. We learned that Trump has a secret Chinese bank account, hundreds of children still can’t find their parents because of his cruel family separation policy, and his administration’s deep corruption continued.
CHINA: Trump has a secret Chinese bank account and for a number of years paid more in taxes in China than he did in federal income tax to the United States.
New York Times: “And it turns out that China is one of only three foreign nations — the others are Britain and Ireland — where Mr. Trump maintains a bank account, according to an analysis of the president’s tax records, which were obtained by The New York Times... The Chinese account is controlled by Trump International Hotels Management L.L.C., which the tax records show paid $188,561 in taxes in China while pursuing licensing deals there from 2013 to 2015.”CRUELTY: Lawyers said that they couldn’t find the parents of over 500 migrant children forcibly separated by the Trump administration.
NBC News: “Lawyers appointed by a federal judge to identify migrant families who were separated by the Trump administration say they have yet to track down the parents of 545 children, and that approximately two-thirds of those parents were deported to Central America without their children, according to a filing from the ACLU on Tuesday.”CORRUPTION: Trump is pushing to fast track a lucrative contract for Rivada after pressure from Karl Rove, who serves as a lobbyist for, and investor in, the companyp.
CNN: “Senior officials throughout various departments and agencies of the Trump administration tell CNN they are alarmed at White House pressure to grant what would essentially be a no-bid contract to lease the Department of Defense's mid-band spectrum -- premium real estate for the booming and lucrative 5G market -- to Rivada Networks, a company in which prominent Republicans and supporters of President Donald Trump have investments… Sources tell CNN that Trump was encouraged to help Rivada by Fox News commentator and veteran GOP strategist Karl Rove, a lobbyist for, and investor in, Rivada.”