Trump-Connected Lobbyists Secure Billions In Coronavirus Relief
July 6, 2020
Instead of draining the swamp, Trump surrounded himself and his administration with lobbyists who have profited off his presidency and allowed them to get billions of dollars for their clients in federal coronavirus aid.
Trump-connected lobbyists helped clients secure more than $10 billion in federal coronavirus aid.
Associated Press: “Forty lobbyists with ties to President Donald Trump helped clients secure more than $10 billion in federal coronavirus aid, among them five former administration officials whose work potentially violates Trump’s own ethics policy, according to a report.”
Trump’s campaign is being run by lobbyists who have made tens of millions off his presidency.
New York Times: “Trump Vowed to ‘Drain the Swamp,’ but Lobbyists Are Helping Run His Campaign”
New York Times: “Those eight have been paid a total of nearly $120 million through their firms to influence the United States government from the beginning of 2017, as Mr. Trump prepared to take office, to the end of March, according to an analysis of congressional and Justice Department filings.”