Trump's $1 billion bribe

Published May 16, 2024

By Gary Pearce

This one stands out – even in the never-ending flood of Donald Trump’s sins, crimes and scandals.

But the national media hasn’t given it the same time and space as, say, President Biden’s age or swing-state polls.

At Mar-a-Lago last month, The Washington Post reported, Trump told Big Oil executives that if they raised $1 billion for his campaign, he would “immediately reverse dozens of President Biden’s environmental rules and policies and stop new ones from being enacted.”

Trump said $1 billion would be a “deal” for the oil companies because of taxes and regulations they’d avoid.

Even some of the executives – who routinely spend millions of dollars denying climate change and buying politicians – were shocked.

You’d think this would be all over the news.

But, as Media Matters for America reported: “National TV news, with the exception of MSNBC, failed to cover Trump’s scandalous Big Oil proposition.”

There was no blood, flood or crash involved, so maybe it wasn’t a made-for-TV story.

If that’s where you get your news, you wouldn’t get this news.

And you wonder why more voters don’t see any difference between Trump and Biden?