President Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted a bizarre drawing that depicts a giant cartoon Trump saving America by dragging U.S. companies across an ocean on a barge.
“The plan for now is to suspend the debt ceiling until Dec. 15 and then revisit it with a vote by Congress before then, but the Treasury Department would retain flexibility to take emergency steps, two congressional aides said.”
“We had a very good meeting with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer,” Trump told reporters.
Don’t get me wrong, that’s very commendable. A million should buy what, five or six houses in East Texas? But let’s get serious here.
A million dollars to a billionaire is 1/1000th of his worth. That would be like you, assuming you earned $75K per year, giving $75.00. And Trump claims he’s worth $10B, so knock another zero off that. Seven and a half bucks. Still a nice gesture, but it’s not like a multi-billionaire is going to miss it. He probably spends more than a million each weekend playing golf.
For contrast, here’s how much the Obamas gave over just the first six of the eight years he was President: $1.1M. About $120K for disaster relief, $170K to children’s causes, $35K to veterans causes, $82K to African-American organizations, $54K to the homeless, etc. All told, the Obamas, who are worth between from 1/10th of 1% to 1% of what Trump has squirreled away in Russia or wherever… gave proportionately more than Trump claims he’ll donate to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. A LOT more.
But the BIGGEST difference between these two men? Even bigger than the lopsided amounts each man gave? Barack Obama’s White House didn’t issue a press release every time he felt the urge to give. He just DID IT. Because unlike Trump, his intent was to help others. Not to stick a feather in his ridiculous MAGA cap.”
– Bruce Lindner