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|A Jackass by Any Other Name
If you have not heard, Donald Trump is suing
Univision for not airing the Miss USA pageant.
Univision refused to air the pageant because of
Trump's recent negative comments about
In his campaign speech, Trump said, "They're
bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're
rapists," adding, "and some, I assume, are
I wondered why would he say those things.
Why would he use words that would cause a
potential candidate to lose? I wondered if
campaign expenses were tax deductible and
Trump needed the money. Or maybe he just
wants to add more money to the billions he
already has in his pockets. After a bit of
research, I found that a political candidate's
campaign expenses are not tax deductible.
Expenses are not deductible for contributors.
Expenses are not deductible if the candidate
spends above a set dollar amount. And it does
not matter if the candidate wins or loses.
Campaign expenses are not deductible. Period.
Finding no hope for "The Donald" in my tax queries, I decided to research his philanthropic
works. Turns out he is the least charitable among the rich. I had so hoped for even the smallest
ray of hope.
The truth of the matter? Donald Trump is just a rich jackass with nothing more to do with his
money, than use the world as his personal playground. I really wanted to find something positive
about this man. Everybody has good qualities. Right?
My search only confirmed my saddest suspicion: Donald Trump is a jackass.