Trump’s Swamp: Coronavirus Edition
May 4, 2020
Trump’s swamp is at it again. While small businesses struggle to get the funding they need to remain open, companies connected to Trump are easily getting coronavirus relief — all while Trump’s allies cash in as lobbyists for large corporations.
Trump is giving tens of millions of dollars in loans intended for small businesses to companies with ties to his administration, including the fossil fuel industry.
The Guardian: “Fossil fuel firms linked to Trump get millions in coronavirus small business aid”
NBC News: “Firms with Trump links or worth $100 million got small business loans”
NPR: “Company With Ties To Trump Receives Millions From Small Business Loan Program”
Trumps is taking advice on responding to a global pandemic from his big donors.
CNBC: “3 big Trump donors are among business leaders influencing coronavirus response”
Trump’s former staff are cashing in on coronavirus by lobbying for corporate America while millions of Americans lose their jobs.
Washington Post: “As lobbyists blitz Washington for a piece of the massive federal response to the global pandemic, a group of former Trump administration officials and campaign alumni are in the center of the action, helping private interests tap into coveted financial and regulatory relief programs.”