[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The race for the presidency is in full swing and already there are six Republican candidates who have declared their candidacy for the GOP nomination in 2016. There are at least three others who are anticipated to announce, and one more who always likes to throw out the possibility of his candidacy, though most typically see him as a long shot. In this latter case, I’m talking about real estate mogul Donald Trump. This latest news about Trump’s financial dealings, however, will have many rethinking not just whether he should run for president ever, but will also bring into question just how much of a Republican or a conservative he really is.
[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]As more and more has been learned about the Clinton Foundation seeming to trade political favors for donations, Trump, of course, had to jump into the discussion. He excoriated Clinton for the inappropriateness of this cozy relationship. Trump said, “If this were Richard Nixon or a Republican, if this were almost anybody, there would have been an investigation already. This is criminal. What she did was terrible. She used her office to benefit herself and her family and everybody knows it.”
Those are strong words, Mr. Trump, and perhaps your criticism would bear some weight and relevancy, in fact they did for a brief while, that is until some blockbuster news about you was revealed.
It turns out that Donald Trump, who railed against what appears to be pay to play in politics by the Clinton Foundation, even going so far as describing such actions as ‘criminal,’ donated at least $100,000 and upwards of $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]This isn’t The Donald’s first time getting into bed financially with the Clintons. He also donated to Hillary’s campaign when she ran for Senate in New York.
Despite the problems this donation may pose for a Trump candidacy, there is no response to this discovery on either his Facebook page or Twitter. This revelation, however, is quite damning for him as people anticipate once again, will Donald Trump enter the 2016 presidential race in hopes of being the GOP candidate?
If George Stephanopoulos has come under fire for his $75,000 donation to the Clinton Foundation, leading to him recuse himself from moderating any presidential debates for 2016, should Trump even be considering getting in the race?
h/t Daily Caller[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]