President for sale

imageGood Lord, where does this end?

The Center for Publc Integrity is reporting that a new nonprofit organization led by Donald Trump’s sons is offering access to the new president during inauguration weekend in exchange for million-dollar donations to unnamed “conservation” charities, which, they say, may never be named.

Prospective million-dollar donors to the “Opening Day 2017” event — slated for Jan. 21, the day after inauguration, at Washington, D.C.’s Walter E. Washington Convention Center — receive a “private reception and photo opportunity for 16 guests with President Donald J. Trump,” a “multi-day hunting and/or fishing excursion for 4 guests with Donald Trump, Jr. and/or Eric Trump, and team,” as well as tickets to other events and “autographed guitars by an Opening Day 2017 performer.”

Now, what could be wrong with that? Try this:

This is problematic on so many levels,” said Larry Noble, the general counsel of the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan campaign reform organization. “This is Donald Trump and the Trump family using a brand new organization to raise $1 million contributions for a vague goal of giving money to conservation charities, which seems a way of basically just selling influence and selling the ability to meet with the president.”

Rumour has it there are plans to change the national motto from E pluribus unim to Anything for a Buck.

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