A document from the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) indicates that Donald Trump took steps last week to outmaneuver nonprofit organizations, leaving them unable to officially campaign against him over the next few years of his Presidency.
Filed on January 20th, 2017, the letter states that, while not an official announcement for reelection, Donald Trump has filed an FEC Form 2 in order to “ensure compliance with the Federal Election Campaign Act.” This is an unprecedented, although legal, move for the President to make. Barack Obama did not file for his 2012 re-election bid until April 2011. Having filed (even if not formally announcing a bid) as a candidate, Trump would be able to coordinate with PACs and other similar organizations.
More importantly, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations would no longer be able to engage in “political speech” which could theoretically affect the results of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election without running the risk of losing their nonprofit status. The move effectively bars interest groups from creating nonprofits which they could funnel money into for the purposes of opposing Trump’s initiatives. This will likely create chaos for political opponents of Trump such as George Soros, who has sunk significant amounts of money into various nonprofit groups with the intent of opposing Trump’s government. How 501(c)(3) organizations will comply with the FEC’s regulations when participating an actions which qualify as political speech remains to be seen.
There is an immediate need for pressure on the Dems to participate in running the government INSTEAD of destroying it with obstruction. Public pressure now!
PRESIDENT Trump plays three-dimensional chess, while the others (Dems, etc.) play on a flat board.
I think you mean checkers.
They really don't stand a chance, do they?
Draing the Swamp should include draing the George Soros organization!
Trump vs soros. Trump will/must win.
What I love about our President is that he is slick...I mean, you don't become a multi-billionaire global real estate magnate with more than 500 companies by sitting on your haunches! He knows what he"s doing and it"s destroying democrats as he keeps one or more steps ahead of them!
We are entering the era of Trump. Don't forget that we have Iwanka, Eric, Don Jr., Kushner, and others in the wings who can take over in 2024 and beyond. America has finally risen and we have great leaders who will rule the nation for generations to come as long as Trump destroys the opposition and any dissent.
I don't get it.
Does this mean churches cannot have free speech, as Trump is to destroy that Johnson EO that took free speech from churches - but this sounds as if it puts that policy back on.
I just don't get why this exists or what it actually does. I don't get the purpose of it.