I am no fan of Trump, obvs. But this emoluments thing, about him crassly (and everything about the Donald is crass) enriching his family and business through the POTUS gig. Everyone is losing their shit about it, but when Obama gets a gig to give a speech for 400k for it people were slightly less bothered.
If I were a Trump supporter, I’d call that hypocrisy, and if I were a Trump supporter who loved The Wire I’d be pointing to a scene which involved Obama’s favourite character – Omar, who steals from drug dealers. Omar is in court, giving evidence against a drug dealer on a murder charge. The dealer’s lawyer, Levy, who is in a retainer from the Barksdale gang, is cross-examining Omar.
Levy: You are feeding off the violence and the despair of the drug trade. You’re stealing from those who themselves are stealing the lifeblood from our city. You are a parasite, who leeches off..
Omar: Just like you man
Levy: Excuse me? What?
Omar: I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase. It’s all in the game, though right?
Baffled, Levy looks at the judge, who shrugs.
Yeah, I know it’s an order of magnitude, and Obama has had the ‘decency’ to wait until after he left office. I am not a Trump supporter, and I know there is a difference. But what I am saying is, if I WERE a Trump supporter, I’d not be seeing a very big difference….