[The Never Ending Presidential Campaign] Donald Trump Applies to Run in 2020 within Hours of Becoming President.
By ARTHUR MARTIN
February 03, 2017
47 months—Donald Trump filed on Jan. 20, 2017 for the 2020 election.
What does this mean?
Effectively, this neutralizes 501c3s, NGOs, and Super PACs from politically attacking him and engaging in “political speech” these next four years without losing their tax-exempt status. You see if non-profit organizations want to attack Trump politically, they have to abide by certain rules and financial transparency laws, since they would technically be “campaigning” against a “Candidate” Trump---which they aren’t legally allowed to do (Source: https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/charitable-organizations/the-restriction-of-political-campaign-intervention-by-section-501-c-3-tax-exempt-organizations ).
This type of move is “House of Cards” 5-d political chess material, since filing this early (as far as I know) has never been done before. Groups on the Internet are already talking about organizing and taking screen-shots of non-profits who may have politically attacked “Candidate Trump” so that they can report them to the IRS.
In related news, rumor is that President Trump’s 2020 campaign slogan will be “Keep America Great.” Question is, can President Trump accomplish his first campaign promise and “Make America Great Again” in just four years?
The weekly protests and opposition since his inauguration seem to put the question in doubt.
Until next time, cheers.
Arthur Martin ©2017
Arthur was originally born in the Soviet Union and immigrated legally to Alaska when he was young. He graduated from Craig, Alaska. Holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and worked for the Alaska State Legislature for three sessions.
Arthur now lives on Prince of Wales Island. He can be contacted at email@example.com - This column has been edited by the author.
Arthur Martin is the Editor of the P.O.W. AK Report
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