The Trump Campaign Can't Stop Drinking Trump Ice

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The Trump Organization raked in some $4.2 million during the midterms from Republican candidates—including, of course, Donald Trump himself—who hosted campaign events at various Trump-owned properties, according to reporting by The Washington Post.

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Amidst this report of corrupt and embarrassing sucking up, we learn one thing: the Trump campaign can’t seem to get enough of Trump Ice, a Trump-branded bottle water company. Gimme that Trump Ice, they cry (emphasis mine):

Trump, who began fundraising for his 2020 reelection on Inauguration Day, has spent heavily at Trump Organization properties through his campaign and two affiliated committees since Jan. 1, 2017. His campaign has paid $649,638 for rent at Trump Tower in New York. It paid $38,454 for stays at the Trump hotel in Washington. It spent $2,596 on “office supplies” from Trump Ice, a bottled-water company.

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Here’s what a bottled water expert told CNNMoney in 2011 about Trump Ice (emphasis mine):

The water originates in Vermont and is bottled in New York, according to the label, which describes its contents as “one of the highest quality spring waters in the world, with an optimal mineral content.”

The mineral content is actually “very low,” according to Michael Mascha, publisher of the Web site FineWaters and author of “A Connoisseur’s Guide to the World’s Most Distinctive Bottled Waters.” Mascha also said that the fact that it’s in a plastic bottle, not glass, is an obvious sign that Trump Ice is not a luxury product.

Minerals are commonly found in toilet water. So there you have it—Donald Trump’s campaign is spending thousands of dollars on Trump Ice, which may or may not be worse that toilet water.

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I don’t know why anyone’s surprised—this was the purpose of the whole campaign as far as Trump is concerned. He has been very open about the fact that he planned to take political donations and launder them through his campaign by using vendors owned by the Trump Organization in order to make a profit, and it’s not even illegal to do so. Being President just allows him to do the whole thing on a grander scale.

Our President is a con artist and a cheap crook. Everything else he does is just intended to distract from this.