President Trump has become embroiled in another scandal. It has come to light that Trump made a donation to an organization that attempts to take down left-wing organizations. The organization, known as Veritas attempted to dupe The Washington Post with a fake claim about Roy Moore.
— David Fahrenthold (@Fahrenthold) November 27, 2017
The Washington Post found out that a woman had been lying about becoming pregnant with Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore’s child. It soon came to light that the woman is part of Project Veritas, the organization that Trump has donated to. Veritas has a history of sting operations aimed at liberal targets including Trump’s favorite target CNN.
The donation happened one month before Trump ran for president and came via his controversial Trump Foundation. The donation was for $10,000 and it is unknown what the purpose of the donation was, though there will now be immense speculation that it was for his presidential run.
One of the recipients of the donation may have been filmmaker James O’Keefe. The right-wing activist created a video that claimed Hillary Clinton had paid supporters to cause violence at some of Trump’s infamous rallies. Trump cited the video’s in his debates with Clinton, though failed to mention his link to the makers of the film itself.
She said Moore impregnated her when she was 15 and drove her to MS for abortion. @WashingtonPost found her walking into James O’Keefe’s Project_Veritas of the deceptive ACORN and Planned Parenthood videos. https://t.co/vZ0clZiBPk
— Beth Reinhard (@bethreinhard) November 27, 2017
O’Keefe was back creating videos again on Monday, this time showing employee’s of The Washington Post talking about their thoughts on the president. O’Keefe tried to frame them in a negative light, though it appears nothing particularly controversial was in the undercover videos.
BREAKING: @washingtonpost National Security Correspondent and Director of Product speak to WaPo’s hidden agenda #AmericanPravda #ProjectVeritas Full: https://t.co/nXX9wEToFN pic.twitter.com/RemgTwdwfj
— Project Veritas (@Project_Veritas) November 27, 2017
Twitter criticized him for the donation:
So to summarize, @POTUS funded a fake news outlet.
— Karma Girl (@karmaatwrk) November 27, 2017
Out of his “charity”.
— Brooke (@BrookeKilpatri4) November 27, 2017
Probably the only time he donated, anything.
— Survivingnsweatpants (@Mominsweats) November 27, 2017
I didn’t know a charity was allowed to make a donation
— Vinnie G (@VinnieGoombots) November 27, 2017
Like father like son. It’s where Eric trump learned to do it, from dear ole dad!
— Stacey moon (@Staceymoon52) November 27, 2017
The Trumps never inserted their own money into their Foundation. If Trump promised someone a disbursement they pumped a vendor or partner for a donation to the Foundation, then used that. See also the flagpole fine settlement at Mar A Lago
— Chip Gorman (@chipgorman) November 28, 2017
This most recent link is another nail in the coffin of Donald Trump. The undercover dealing’s that are standard practice for Trump is highly unethical and far from presidential. It is now only a matter of time until Trump finally pays for his actions.