Post by mollyanna58 on Mar 22, 2020 2:59:13 GMT -5
That has been part of the problem since day 1; Trump has refused to give up control of his businesses, and many of his decisions as POTUS benefit him financially. Theoretically, the sons run the businesses. And if they qualify for aid, you can be sure they will have their hands out to get it.
A not-insignificant chunk of that federal funding, $2 billion, was earmarked for distribution by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and the Empire State Development Corporation. About a quarter of that – some $500 million – was explicitly set aside for helping small businesses in the area recover. Among the 8,214 early recipients was 40 Wall Street LLC, the most valuable building in Donald Trump’s portfolio of properties,a skyscraper that sits less than a mile from Ground Zero. (An additional $350 million was later allocated to the same cause, bringing the total number of businesses impacted to more than 14,000.)
Trump applied for and accepted the money, despite the fact that – as he acknowledged in an interview with a German news show immediately after the attacks – the property “wasn’t, fortunately, affected by what happened to the World Trade Center.”