One of the few things that President Donald Trump is consistent on is the insistence that there be a double standard for him and for everyone else — especially when it comes to his wallet.
While our unmonitored national parks overflow with trash and filth as their caretakers are forced to twiddle their thumbs at home on furlough, prevented from working by the President’s childish refusal to end his self-inflicted shutdown, the National Park Service quietly announced that they would be re-opening the Old Post Office Tower, which just so happens to share facilities with the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C.
The Old Post Office observation tower will re-open on Friday thanks to an influx of funds from the General Services Administration. Surely, the special treatment for this singular location within the National Park Service has nothing to do with the fact that it is located within the same building as Trump’s hotel, would it?
It seems like the newly empowered Democratic majority in the House of Representatives now has yet another investigation to add to their long list of corruption investigations that they finally have the power to initiate.
While this particular incident of Trump manipulating federal policy for his own financial benefit is not the first, nor the largest, nor, most likely, the last example of the president’s blatant misuse of his office, it still deserves to be fully investigated and added to the multiple other misdeeds for which he must be held accountable.
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Original reporting by Jennifer Yachnin at Greenwire.