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Throughout the 2016 campaign, Trump made many comments alluding to his pay-to-play history as a businessman. Fast forward to today, and Trump and his administration are unabashedly embroiled in a pay-to-play system of their own making.
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Pay to Play
From his cabinet to his ambassadors to his executive staff, Donald Trump has all but officially established “pay to play” as official White House policy, receiving money in exchange for access and policy influence. That decisions he makes as president are being influenced by personal monetary gain is scary and antithetical to the Constitution.