This would be career-ending for a normal president, but we live in the Nothing Matters era [The Post]:
President Trump has been ordered by a New York State judge to pay $2 million to a group of charities, settling a lawsuit alleging Trump misused his foundation for personal and political gain, according to a court document filed on Thursday.
The case, brought against Trump and his three eldest children by the New York State Attorney General’s office last year, alleged that the foundation had misspent funds and ignored their oversight duties under New York charity laws…
The lawsuit was filed in June and it alleged “persistently illegal conduct” at the foundation.
Since it’s Trump, and everyone already knows he’s a scammer, this isn’t even the lead story. The top tabs at The Post are about a top diplomat saying “Giuliani was engaged in a campaign ‘full of lies and incorrect information’” and John Bolton’s alleged willingness to testify before Congress if a judge clears it. Interesting times!
Anyway, Trump is a lazy fuck who’s probably lolling around in his short-hemmed, white terry-cloth bathrobe with the karate sleeves and live-tweeting Fox News right now. But he is a persistent criminal, albeit of the low-energy variety.
On a more personal note, is it just me, or is this week an endless shit-parade? I can’t fucking believe it’s only Thursday! Anyhoo, open thread.