Donors for the Obamas’ portraits included celebrities including director Steven Spielberg and musician John Legend. News of the donation launched a new round of Trump Derangement Syndrome among liberals on social media:
Former President Donald Trump’s Save America political action committee largely will finance the portraits of the 45th president and first lady Melania Trump for the Smithsonian. https://t.co/yLVMcF07u2 pic.twitter.com/scHJo2AJk7— Newsmax (@newsmax) August 23, 2022
However, Adav Noti, the vice president and legal director of the Campaign Legal Center, said the donation was all above board, according to USA Today. The Federal Election Commission would only be concerned if the donation funded a charity — in this case, the Smithsonian — that could be construed as a front for a political candidate. If not, “that’d pretty much be the end of the inquiry,” he said. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
The timing of this announcement could not be worse. Putting Trump on a literal pedestal at THE SAME TIME the DOJ weighs an indictment is dangerous.— CALL TO ACTIVISM (@CalltoActivism) August 22, 2022