Only hours into his first term, Donald Trump filed for reelection. Only a year in, he started holding rallies. You’d be excused for thinking that the president likes running for office a whole lot more than he likes working for us.
Even though we’ve known his intentions for a long time, this week has proven something we’ve long said: he’s running. No, we don’t mean for office. He’s running away.
Away from the scandals swarming his administration…away from Congressional oversight and investigations…away from accountability.
It’s up to us to make sure the president is held accountable to the law and to the American people. Will you help us make sure he can’t run away from responsibility?
Just this week, as Americans paid their taxes, the president took extraordinary measures to avoid showing his own taxes. His Treasury Secretary flagrantly violated the law by refusing to give tax documents to Congress. His press secretary insulted Congress’ intelligence to argue they shouldn’t see the documents. And the president threatened to sue his own accountants if they complied with Congress’ lawful request.
On Thursday, the American people will finally get to read for themselves some of Special Counsel Mueller’s findings. But rather than welcome the transparency of a document which Trump insists “totally exonerates” him, he’s calling career law enforcement officers treasonous and demanding his own investigations.
Lies, slander, and fear. That’s how Trump hopes to run away from accountability, and towards another 4 years in power. We can’t let that happen.
His campaign has already announced that they raised $30 million this year. While they’ve spent only a fraction of it so far, they’ve made sure that $168,000 of it has gone to his own businesses, supplementing the hundreds of thousands that have been funneled through ‘consultants’ to line his own pockets. The grift will continue unless we demand better.
There will be more money, more lies, and more running in the year and a half to come. So, we have to be ready to hold fast and stand up for accountability.