Target: James Mattis, United States Secretary of Defense
Goal: Don’t lease Trump Tower space at the expense of American taxpayers.
The Department of Defense is considering leasing office space in Trump Tower, which would mean that American taxpayers are paying the Trump family, and perhaps even Donald Trump himself, since he has not proven that he has officially withdrawn himself from his businesses.
This would be the second federal organization paying the Trump family while Trump is in office. The first, the Secret Service, is paying the Trump family more than a million dollars per year for office space. The Department of Defense will also pay more than a million dollars per year.
The Trump family, and perhaps even Donald Trump himself, are exploiting their power. They’re making money off the federal government and therefore the American people. Trump ran a campaign in which he argued he would protect the average American. However, it now seems he still would rather put his business interests ahead of the betterment of American citizens. Sign the petition to demand that the Department of Defense not lease space from the Trump family.
Dear Secretary Mattis,
The Department of Defense is considering leasing space from Trump Tower for various operations. Such a lease would cost the federal government and the American people over a million dollars a year. The Trump family would profit from the American people. And Donald Trump, who has never really proven whether he rid himself of his business interests and who gave his businesses to his sons instead of putting them in a blind trust, may also make money off the backs of the average American.
Donald Trump ran a campaign in which he promised to protect working-class Americans. He promised to “drain the swamp” and rid Washington of politicians just seeking to exploit middle-class America. However, like most of his campaign rhetoric, this claim seems to be another one of his lies. He is seeking to profit off the American people. As a public servant, do not let Trump do this. Do not lease space from Trump Tower.
[Your Name Here]
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