Compiling a complete list of the scandals that occurred when Donald Trump was President of the United States from January 20, 2017 to January 20, 2021.
Order To Shoot George Floyd Protesters
Trump pushed for law enforcement to beat up George Floyd protesters during the summer of 2020. “Crack their skulls!” Trump said, while reviewing video of police attacking protesters.
EPA Fired Employees Scandal
The Inspector General for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determined in June 2021 that under Trump, the EPA kept fired employees on the payroll. The report described this as “fraud” and it cost taxpayers at least $130,000.
Trump Organization Tax Evasion
Weisselberg Arrested, Charged With Financial Crimes. “The Trump Organization, the real estate business that catapulted Donald J. Trump to tabloid fame, television riches and ultimately the White House, was charged Thursday with running a 15-year scheme to help executives avoid paying taxes by compensating them off the books. The Manhattan district attorney’s office, which has been conducting the investigation, also accused a top executive, Allen H. Weisselberg, of dodging taxes on $1.7 million in perks that should have been reported as income. Mr. Weisselberg, Mr. Trump’s long-serving and trusted chief financial officer, faced grand larceny, tax fraud and other charges.” [NY Times]
2020 Election Interference
Trump Pressured Arizona Officials Not To Certify Biden’s Win. “Trump tried to reach Clint Hickman, then the chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, on Jan. 3, shortly before midnight in Washington and hours after news broke of Trump’s call with Raffensperger. “Hello, sir. This is the White House operator I was calling to let you know that the president’s available to take your call if you’re free,” the White House operator said in a voicemail.” [NBC]
Rally After Surfside Collapse
Trump Held A Rally In Florida After The Surfside Condo Collapse. “The political rally in the midst of a disaster that has horrified the nation became a topic of discussion among aides to the former president and Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, a Trump ally whose growing popularity with the former president’s supporters is becoming an increasing source of tension for both men, according to people familiar with their thinking.” [NY Times]
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