‘Brazen Attempt at Vote Buying’: Trump Now Requiring Boxes of Federal Food Aid Include Letters From Him Taking Credit

‘Brazen Attempt at Vote Buying’: Trump Now Requiring Boxes of Federal Food Aid Include Letters From Him Taking Credit

“In my 30 years of doing this work, I’ve never seen something this egregious,” Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, executive director of the Ohio Association of Food Banks, tells Politico. “These are federally purchased boxes.”

Politico calls it “the latest example of Trump using the levers of government and taxpayer dollars for self-promotion as he runs for re-election.”

“These guys should be handing out food and instead they’re talking to campaign attorneys because of these damn letters,” says Eric Kessler, founder of Arabella Advisors, a philanthropy consulting firm. Politico describes him as a “longtime player in Democratic politics.”

The letters are not subtle.

“As President, safeguarding the health and well-being of our citizens is one of my highest priorities,” the letter, in English and Spanish, reads. “As part of our response to coronavirus, I prioritized sending nutritious food from our farmers to families in need throughout America.”

They are signed in Trump’s famous big black marker scrawl.

The White House – not the Trump campaign – this week is promoting the program, and very clearly giving President Trump all the credit, on social media.

The $1 billion are taxpayer funds.

There is more at the link above.   Hugs

7 thoughts on “‘Brazen Attempt at Vote Buying’: Trump Now Requiring Boxes of Federal Food Aid Include Letters From Him Taking Credit

    • Scottie October 2, 2020 / 06:12

      Hello Nan. In my morning roundup I posted a cartoon about this, I think you will like it.

      OT. I guess I will keep this theme for a while. I do not like the writing posting page, it is narrow, but the support was able to widen the display of the post. I have received no complaints so far. It has all the dates, tags, and categories. It has the right quoting so people can tell it is a quoting clip. And I like the colors. I need to find a free toy chest picture for the header. Hugs

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      • Nan October 2, 2020 / 11:27

        Yes, I like the new look … but I’m not sure I agree with you extending the comments out to the edge of the blog page. Aesthetically, I would prefer a bit more space on the left. But as I’ve said several times before, it’s your blog.

        I did a bit of a search for a free toy box image but couldn’t find any. Looking through Google images, there are several that I personally think would be ideal, but they’re mostly connected to ones that are for sale (Amazon, Walmart, etc.) so copyright rules might come into play.

        I will check the cartoon later today … lots of stuff to read this AM what with the NEWS about POTUS.

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        • Scottie October 2, 2020 / 11:56

          Hello Nan. I made a mistake yesterday searching for toy boxes. It seems what I am looking for is now called a toy chest. So I have to go back to all the free sites and look again. I won’t be able to do it today. I am resting as I have a very hard afternoon coming. Ron got me all the supplies to make Olivia’s peanut butter dark chocolate cookies. Ron was hoping I would make them and a batch of white chocolate chip cookies and a batch of milk chocolate cookies. That is a lot of effort for me, and Ron has said he will help. I have said I will do at least two batches. The second batch I may just mix the chips. Ir all depends how long my back will hold out, and how much pain medication I take.

          I agree about a lot of stuff to read on the POTUS. And the entire white house. I think it is hard for his supporters to call it a hoax now, their Dear Leader admits to having it. Hugs

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          • Nan October 2, 2020 / 12:08

            Yes, I was looking for Toy Box as well, but somehow, I’m not sure the one word change to “Chest” will bring up anything much different.

            PLEASE … PLEASE … PLEASE!!!! Go easy on the cookie making. It does NOT have to be done all in one day!! If anybody is in that big of a hurry, they should make it themselves!

            Yes, Dear Leader has admitted he has the virus … but MANY, MANY doubt his words. I guess time will tell.

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  1. Angela Grant October 2, 2020 / 06:36

    Not sure why Trump gets to do whatever he wants even breaking the law. Our government is afraid of Trump!

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    • Scottie October 2, 2020 / 08:13

      Hello Angela. Yes the Republican party base is the cult of tRump. Congressional Republicans know if tRump speaks badly of them they will be primaried and lose. If they speak badly of tRump that will also happen and their big money donors will stop supporting them. So yes they are terrified to say anything that might displease the Dear Leader. Look at Ted Cruz. tRump called his wife ugly and his father a killer. Now Cruz is a huge tRump supporter. Lindsey Graham was was doxed by tRump, tRump gave out Lindsey’s personal phone number, and Graham called tRump every name in the book. Now Graham kisses tRump ass every chance he can. Hugs

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