- UNIMAGINABLE BUT TRUE FOR TRUMP >> Billionaire Kanye West and Jared Kushner’s family got PPP loans intended for small businesses.
- WORST OF THE WORST >> On top of Kanye and the Kushners, the Trump administration gave PPP money to Grover Norquist, Devin Nunes’ winery, companies owned by billionaire GOP WV Gov. Jim Justice, and even the Ayn Rand Institute, which advocates against government aid programs. All as they left many legitimate small businesses in the cold.
- DON’T FORGET >> The Trump administration wanted to keep all this secret.
WAPO: “Data released by the Small Business Administration Monday show that private equity-backed chains and companies owned by members of Congress received money from the Paycheck Protection Program along with almost 90,000 employers that either said they would not retain any jobs or did not say how many they’d retain.”
- “Dozens of tenants of President Trump’s real estate company also received funds, reviving questions about conflicts of interest brought by the president’s continued ownership of his company while in office.”
AP: “Forty lobbyists with ties to President Donald Trump helped clients secure more than $10 billion in federal coronavirus aid, among them five former administration officials whose work potentially violates Trump’s own ethics policy.”
TRUMP IS HELPING THE RICH GET RICHER, WHILE SCREWING OVER THOSE WHO NEED THE MOST HELP.