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Don Jr. Is Giving Speeches For $100,000 A Pop

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Don Jr. Is Giving Speeches For $100,000 A Pop

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Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

Donald Trump Jr. reportedly raked in $100,000 for a speech he gave at Faulkner University in Alabama on Thursday, according to Newsweek. The outlet also reports that the president’s son will receive a six-digit honorarium, along with $5,000 in food and travel, for an upcoming appearance at the University of North Texas. Trump Jr. made money on at least one other speech, delivered in the UAE, since his father entered the White House.

While none of those speaking gigs qualify as illegal, Newsweek notes that Don Jr.’s appearances are just the “latest in a string of questionable ethics decisions by the Trump family.”

“The paid speeches do not break any laws, but create a risk of Trump’s children getting unethical benefits from their father’s role as president,” Noah Bookbinder, who heads Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, told NBC News. “They also open the possibility of foreign governments using access to Trump’s children as a way to influence U.S. policy.”

POTUS has three sons, of which Don Jr. is the eldest. In case you are confused, Eric Trump is the son whose foundation allegedly rerouted money that was intended to go to children with cancer back into the family business. Don Jr. is the son who, along with his sister Ivanka, was reportedly almost charged with felony fraud for duping prospective buyers of units in the Trump SoHo condominium hotel, until their lawyer made a hefty donation to the district attorney’s reelection campaign. Junior is also the son who tweeted a fake Top Gun clip of his dad shooting the CNN logo out of the sky, and retweeted a white supremacist meme.

But Don Jr.—who currently serves as executive vice president of the Trump Organization—is most famous for meeting with a lawyer from a hostile foreign government to get dirt that could help his father win the presidential election.

NBC News writes that the website for All American Speakers Bureau, the talent agency that books Don Jr.’s speaking spots, has advertised his speaking fees as starting at $50,001. That page was removed after NBC began asking questions a few weeks ago.

In his speech at Faulkner University, Don. Jr. reportedly pulled out the old conservative trope about universities being liberal indoctrination centers. Per the Hill, “general admission for the event was $150, and top-level sponsors were able to take a picture with Trump Jr. after the event.”

Kali Holloway is a senior writer and the associate editor of media and culture at AlterNet.

 

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15 Comments

  1. FireBaron October 9, 2017

    Hey, the little snot has to do something to raise the money for his legal fees. He cannot use Daddy’s campaign money for this, like his old man is doing.

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    1. InGen12 October 9, 2017

      Drumpf Sr. paid $100K of his little boy’s legal fees out of campaign money and from the RNC. Why ANYONE would pay Dumbo Jr. $100K for a speech is beyond belief.

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      1. KenyaB October 9, 2017

        Plus $5000 for food and travel. How many people could be fed at a nonprofit for that amount.

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      2. CPAinNewYork October 9, 2017

        Does BRIBES ring a bell in your head?

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    2. dbtheonly October 9, 2017

      Sure he can, they’ve been rerouting campaign contributions and charitable donations to other purposes for a while.

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    3. KenyaB October 9, 2017

      The RNC is paying for him as well.

      Reply
  2. bojimbo26 October 9, 2017

    Two speeches so far , another four and he will beat President Obama`s $1/2Million .
    ( But NO outcry from the Repubs – Daddy won`t let them ) .

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  3. turtlewoman1039 October 9, 2017

    Why anyone would want to hear him talk about ANYTHING is beyond me.

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    1. CPAinNewYork October 9, 2017

      They are BRIBES to his daddy. Get it?

      Reply
  4. rednekokie October 9, 2017

    Absolute insanity!

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  5. CPAinNewYork October 9, 2017

    Who does this money-grubbing slime ball think he is? Bill Clinton?

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  6. loveofcountry October 9, 2017

    No He thinks he is Obama. Only he is being ripped off. Obama makes $400,000 per speech.

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    1. Aaron_of_Portsmouth October 10, 2017

      “Obama on the Brain” has devastated your puny mind. Even an insect has more personality and character than one such as yourself, always seeking to deflect from any article to titillate your desiccated carcass, and exercise a depraved mind that is fixated on someone who clearly causes you to turn in the grave of your sordid thoughts.

      A rabid Nationalism and racist tendencies will do that. And an ever-present sense of feeling impotence doesn’t help either.

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  7. rhetoric_phobic October 9, 2017

    What a bunch of grifters.

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  8. Aaron_of_Portsmouth October 10, 2017

    Is there any nation on the face of the earth that would gladly allow any empty-headed immoral person to give a speech about nothing of importance, and pay him/her so handsomely?

    The distorting of America is proceeding at a rapid pace. And sure enough, a Trump is at the throttle.

    Does anyone in America who feels the duty to pay a Trump a speaking fee possess a mind and soul??

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