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False equivalence: The Clinton Foundation vs. the Trump Foundation

Posted By on Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 1:11 PM

Good explainer on the Trump Foundation by Vox. Crooked! Sad!

He doesn't put his money into it. He uses it to punish enemies. He's spending it outlandishly, such as on a $20,000 portrait of himself. The self-dealing and corruption have  been reported well in a few places, particularly the Washington Post, but it gains no broader traction, where the Clinton Foundation has been under close and wide scrutiny for almost a decade.

Good passage:

The bar for “Clinton Foundation scandal” is so low that a staffer for the Clinton Foundation trying and failing to get a diplomatic passport so that he could help Bill Clinton rescue Americans being held captive in North Korea was played up as a major revelation in the New York Times. Imagine if the Clinton Foundation was flagrantly breaking campaign finance law, making phantom donations to charities that never saw the money, blowing cash on sports memorabilia, and persecuting Hillary Clinton’s political enemies.
Vox makes something of a case for higher scrutiny of Clinton, but it's a bit of a head-scratcher: There's so much more potential corruption by Trump to investigate, that the resources necessary would be so great that news organizations would inevitably devote more time to Trump than Clinton. Unfair!

But I'll give Vox  its  bottom line:

A Trump administration will be a cesspool of self-dealing

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