Donald Trump’s sons have been caught red-handed selling access to their father — before he ‘s even been sworn in as President of the United States.
Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump set up a nonprofit group in Texas which is offering donors who give them a million dollars or more a chance to be involved in a “private reception and photo opportunity for 16 guests with President Donald J. Trump” the day after inauguration.
Wealthy donors are also being offered a “multi-day hunting and/or fishing excursion for 4 guests with Donald Trump, Jr. and/or Eric Trump, and team” according to sales materials produced for the nonprofit group called the Opening Day Foundation.
The Center for Public Integrity traced the incorporation documents for Opening Day Foundation and found four directors listed: “Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Dallas investor Gentry Beach and Tom Hicks Jr., the son of a Dallas billionaire.”
Experts on ethics have already been warning that Trump is setting up his administration to be involved in a complex and ethically unsound web of corruption as he intermingles his family, business interests, and the office of the presidency. Trump has refused to set up any walls of separation between the three entities with a structure like a blind trust that previous presidents have used.
Trump has also refused to divest himself from his businesses, even as his children – including his daughter Ivanka – are involved as his top political advisers while also working in executive positions within his companies.