Donald Trump Foreign Policy

The Saudis Gave Trump Fur Coats In Order To ‘Buy’ His Loyalty – But The Furs Were Fake

Shortly after he was elected, failed, one-term, twice-impeached former President Donald Trump decided to make his first overseas visit to Saudi Arabia, which left many foreign policy experts scratching their heads. After all, the Saudis aren’t our closest ally (that would be the United Kingdom) and are only of strategic significance because they’re sitting on all that crude oil.

But thanks to the New York Times, we now know exactly why Trump chose the Saudi kingdom for his initial foreign trip: Because he knew the ultrarich Saudi royal family would shower him with gifts in order to buy goodwill with the new president.

What sort of gifts? Well, coats and robes made of tiger and cheetah fur and a dagger with an ivory handle.

But it turns out the Saudis pulled a trick out of the Trump playbook and gave the Donald fake furs that had little to no value:

“Wildlife inspectors and special agents determined the linings of the robes were dyed to mimic tiger and cheetah patterns and were not comprised of protected species.”

Faux fur. Sounds like the kind of crap Ivanka would sell in her clothing line, most of which is now going for bargain basement prices at clearance outlets across the world. Seems no one wants her crap clothes because her daddy has made the Trump name as toxic as Saddam Hussein’s.

The Times also notes that the Saudis lavished Trump with lots of gifts, and the nine most pricey ones had to be submitted for a determination of value. That’s how they found out that the furs were cheap imitations:

“Nine of the most expensive presents — the three furs, three swords and three daggers — were sent to the White House gifts unit to be assessed and appraised but never appeared on any of the Trump State Department’s legally required annual filings for foreign gifts, according to a review of government documents.”

Trump was so convinced that he’d received something of value that he held off reporting the gifts until his very last day in office. He also likely didn’t want to admit he’d taken the goodies for fear it would lead to yet another impeachment trial. Of course, Donnie still goes down in history as the only president to ever be impeached TWICE and also the only one to be impeached during his first term. Since he didn’t get a second term, that means the Donald will likely be regarded by historians as the biggest failure to ever hold the office of president.

But hey, at least he got some nice fake tiger and cheetah coats. Maybe he can hawk them on the street outside Trump Tower after the banks he owes seize his assets to pay back all those loans that are about to come due.

Donald Trump Elections

Saudi Arabia Funneled Millions In Illegal Money To Trump’s 2016 Campaign: REPORT

A Lebanese-American businessman says that he personally helped the 2016 Trump for President campaign hide million of dollars in illegal campaign contributions from Saudi Arabia, all of which were a direct violation of federal law.

Andy Khawaja told Spectator that he personally sold advanced technology which allowed campaign operative George Nader that allowed the Trump campaign to conceal millions in donations from both Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). That technology made those funds appear to be from American citizens:

“He says that to keep it secret, they disguised the money as small donations from Americans, using stolen identities and ‘virtual credit cards’ or gift cards — donations of less than $200 do not have to be reported to the Federal Election Commission and made public. He claims the Saudis and the Emiratis were able to make thousands of such small donations at a time using the latest payment processing technology.”

Khawaja also told Spectator reporter Paul Wood that members of the 2016 Trump campaign often bragged that Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Russia were all committed to helping Trump become president, and one of the main ways they could accomplish that was by making sure badly-needed campaign funds were available to purchase campaign ads, especially on social media.

And why were the Saudis so eager to get Trump into office? Nader told Khawaja it was because the hardliners in the Saudi government were convinced Trump would be tough on Iran, the main rival power to the powers-that-be in Riyadh:

“We have a deal with Trump: my boss, His Highness, made a deal that if we help Trump get elected, he’s going to be harsh on Iran, he’s going to take out the nuclear deal that the Obama administration made. That will cripple the Iranian economy and will sanction Iran from selling oil again. It will make it very difficult for them to compete in the oil market. That’s worth a hundred billion dollars to us. That’s the reason we cannot allow Hillary to win at any cost. She must lose.”

Remember when Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the murder and dismemberment of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi? Even U.S. intelligence said the prince played a major role in Khashoggi’s brutal killing. And yet Trump refused to condemn the Saudis or Bin Salman. And now we know why: It was all about the money.

Donald Trump is for sale to the highest bidder. He always has been. Now, however, with him in the White House, that means he is happy to sell out everything this country once stood for in order to enrich himself and also become an American dictator.

The greatest existential threat the United States has ever faced is now serving as president. This will not end well.