For Immediate Release: September 13, 2016
Contact: Luis Vizcaino, 323-479-0181 or Luis@loretta.org
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and California Attorney General Kamala Harris Take Donald Trump Political Contributions, Fail to Take Action Against Trump University
On Political Contributions, Donald Trump said: ‘When I want something I get it. When I call, they kiss my ass. It’s true.’”
Orange, CA – Yesterday, Fortune Magazine reported on Donald Trump’s political contributions to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. The article reports on whether the political contributions by Donald Trump influenced Ms. Bondi’s decision to not investigate Trump University.
“This article raises serious questions about Ms. Bondi that apply to our own Attorney General, Kamala Harris,” said Rep. Loretta Sanchez. “It is shameful that these Attorneys General that are supposed to protect the people of their state, instead take political contributions from Donald Trump who has admitted his contributions come at a price.”
According to Fortune Magazine Donald Trump boasts about the influence his political contributions have:
“Donald Trump has made tons of money investing in office buildings, condo projects and golf courses. Yet Trump boasts that he gets the most for his money from another type of investment: campaign contributions to politicians. According to the tycoon-turned-Republican presidential nominee, the politicians he’s funded invariably rush to his side whenever he needs them. ‘When I want something I get it,’ he declared at an Iowa rally in January. ‘When I call, they kiss my ass. It’s true.’”
Pam Bondi and Kamala Harris are not the only Attorneys General who have received campaign contributions from Donald Trump. According to the National Institute on Money in State Politics, Donald Trump gave to Attorneys General in Florida, California and New York.
Kamala Harris received her first campaign contribution from Donald Trump in 2011, then again in 2013, and from Ivanka Trump in 2014. To-date Kamala Harris has not filed charges against Trump University despite two lawsuits filed in California federal court.