Donald Trump’s Donation Is His Latest Brush With Campaign Fund Rules
By Steve Eder and Meghan Twohey Sept 6 2016
Donald J. Trump, who has repeatedly denounced pay-to-play politics during his insurgent campaign, is now defending himself against claims that he donated $25,000 to a group supporting the Florida attorney general, Pam Bondi, to sway her office’s review of fraud allegations at Trump University.
Please. Trump's message - it's a crooked system, I've bought plenty of these politicians and I won't be bought myself - is quite different from Hillary's message, which amounts to "I won't be for sale anymore". Which, since she and her hubby have amassed a mere $100 million in the course of their public service, seems unlikely - they are relative paupers in the company of their billionaire friends and are still forced to borrow private jets since they can't quite afford to buy one.
IT'S BETTER TO GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE: The Times runs an editorial with several Trump quotes along the lines of "I buy these politicians all the time" without managing to distinguish between being the buyer and being the seller.