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About That $25 Million That Went To The Kennedy Center That Trump Claims Was A Democrat Request – Just Look Who Is On The Board… Melania, Michelle, Mitch & Others

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Published on: April 1, 2020

Following the passage of the unconstitutional $2.2 trillion stimulus bill, after flooding Wall Street with $1.5 trillion, as well as pushing the Federal Reserve to provide $4.5 trillion so the Treasury Department can buy up securities and looking towards another multi-trillion dollar stimulus, President Trump actually claimed that the $25 million going to the Kennedy Center was a Democrat request.  While that may have been the case, look at who is on the board and you will understand that both sides, Democrats and Republicans, are fleecing the people of the united States while the people fight among themselves about which tyrants they want to vote for in November.

First, from CNS News:

(CNSNews.com) – President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended the inclusion of $25 million in funding for the Kennedy Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C., in the stimulus package under consideration by Congress, saying although it was a Democratic request, he didn’t have “a big problem with it.”

Besides the $25 million for the Kennedy Center, the Senate bill includes $75 million each for both the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, down from $300 each allocated by the House stimulus bill, Fox News reports.

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Trump said the original request was $35 million, and the Republicans were able to take off $10 million.

During a White House briefing with the White House Coronavirus Task Force, Trump was asked, “Both Republican and Democrat packages of the stimulus included $25 million worth of funding for the Kennedy Performance Arts Center here in Washington, D.C. Shouldn’t that money be going to masks and respirators?”

“I approved that, and I knew — it was $35 million, and we actually took off 10, but I’m a fan of that, although I haven’t spent time there, because I’m far too busy. I’d love to go there evenings but I’m too busy doing things because that’s more important for me than going there, but the Kennedy Center has suffered greatly, because nobody can go there. It’s essentially closed, and they do need some funding,” Trump said.

“I said, look, that was a Democrat request. That was not my request, but you’ve got to give them something. It’s something that they wanted. You know, it works that way — Democrats have treated us fairly. I really believe that we’ve had a very good back and forth, and I say that with respect to Chuck Schumer. I spoke to him a number of times, but they had requests also,” he said.

“So that was a request. There were 35 as you know, and it came down to 25. We got it down to 25 — we agreed. I said that’s a lousy sound bite. That’s not a good sound bite, but that’s the way life works. With that being said, the Kennedy center [sic], they do a beautiful job, an incredible job,” the president said.

“David Rubenstein does a fantastic job. He’s very much involved, and he puts up a lot of money, and he does things that a lot of people wouldn’t be able to do or do, but they’ve been essentially closed. They have tremendous deficits that have built up. I mean this thing has been devastating to it, so I didn’t have a big problem with it, but this was a request from the Democrats because of the fact that they have a facility that’s essentially closed,” he said.

“You couldn’t go there if you wanted to. If I wanted to go there and look at Romeo and Juliet. You know it would happen, they would say sorry, 250 people or 50 people, whatever it might be down to,” Trump said.

He didn’t have a problem with it?  It’s unconstitutional!  He should have vetoed the entire lot of it, but he didn’t just to keep people on his side itching for their $1,200 checks.

I’ve had this conversation with many people who say he has to engage in politics to “get things done.”  Well, I ask you, what got done?  The American people got a huge debt put on them and an enormous transfer of wealth occurred.  That’s what got done… and all you got was a lousy $1,200 check, if you even got that.

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Now, consider who is on the Board of Trustees at The Kennedy Center.

Here is a list:

Honorary Chairs

  • Mrs. Melania Trump
  • Mrs. Michelle Obama
  • Mrs. Laura Bush
  • Hon. Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • Mrs. Jimmy Carter

The Board of Trustees

Officers

David M. Rubenstein, Chairman

Deborah F. Rutter, President

Jacqueline Badger Mars, Secretary

Michael F. Neidorff, Treasurer

Tracy Henke, Assistant Secretary

Members Appointed by the President of the United States

  • Adrienne Arsht

    Fred Eychaner

    Sakurako Fisher

    John Goldman

    Lee Greenwood

    Michael Huckabee

    Valerie Jarrett

    Victoria Reggie Kennedy

    Michele Kessler

    Karen Tucker LeFrak

    Carl H. Lindner III

    Michael Lombardo

  • Andrés W. López

    Bryan Lourd

    Amalia Perea Mahoney

    Barbara Goodman Manilow

    Alyssa Mastromonaco

    W. James McNerney, Jr.

    Charles B. Ortner

    Laura Ricketts

    Kelly Roberts

    Daryl Roth

    David M. Rubenstein

  • Susan S. Sher

    Marc I. Stern

    Bryan Traubert

    Ranvir Trehan

    Walter F. Ulloa

    Reginald Van Lee

    Jon Voight

    Kelcy Warren

    Phyllis Washington

    Heather Washburne

    Ann Marie Wilkins

    Steven C. Witkoff

    Andrea Wynn

Members Ex Officio Designated by Act of Congress

  • Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services

    Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress

    Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State

    Earl A. Powell III, Chairman of the Commission of Fine Arts

    Muriel Bowser, Mayor, District of Columbia

    Lewis Ferebee, Chancellor, DC Public Schools

    Dan Smith, Acting Director, National Park Service

  • Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education

    Lonnie Bunch, Secretary, Smithsonian Institution

    Representative Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives

    Representative Kevin McCarthy, Republican Leader of the House of Representatives

    Representative Peter A. DeFazio

    Representative Sam Graves

    Representative Joseph P. Kennedy

  • Representative Joyce Beatty

    Representative Jason Smith

    Senator Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader

    Senator Charles E. Schumer, Senate Democratic Leader

    Senator John Barrasso

    Senator Thomas R. Carper

    Senator Mark Warner

    Senator Roy Blunt

    Senator John Cornyn

Senior Counsel

Robert Barnett

Senior Advisor to the Chairman

Herbert V. Kohler, Jr.

Special Advisor to the Chairman

Cappy McGarr

Founding Chairman

Roger L. Stevens†

Chairmen Emeriti

James A. Johnson

Stephen A. Schwarzman

James D. Wolfensohn

President Emeritus

Michael M. Kaiser

Honorary Trustees

Buffy Cafritz

Kenneth M. Duberstein

Alma Gildenhorn

Jean Kennedy Smith

Ongoing Service

David C. Bohnett

Rose Kennedy Schlossberg

Anthony Welters

Emeritus Trustees

  • Philip F. Anschutz

    Anita Arnold

    Colleen Bell

    The Hon. Stuart A. Bernstein

    Wilma E. Bernstein

    Lois Betts

    Roland Betts

    Nancy Goodman Brinker

    Elliot B. Broidy

    Ronald W. Burkle

    Joseph A. Califano, Jr.

    Governor Jon S. Corzine

    Mrs. Edward Finch Cox

    William M. Daley

    Gordon J. Davis

    Bo Derek

    Betsy DeVos

    Senator Bob Dole

    Ronald I. Dozoretz

    Edward Easton

    Judith Ann Eisenberg

    Stevie Eller

    Emilio Estefan, Jr.

    George Farias

    Giselle Fernandez

    Thomas C. Foley

    Craig L. Fuller

    Norma Lee Funger

    Mary Galvin

    David Girard-diCarlo

    Vinod Gupta

    Donald J. Hall, Jr.

  • Mrs. William Lee Hanley, Jr.

    James A. Haslam II

    Helen Lee Henderson

    Janet Hill

    Joan E. Hotchkis

    Frank Islam

    Phyllis Middleton Jackson

    Anne Johnson

    The Hon. Brenda LaGrange Johnson

    William “Bill” Johnson

    Ann Jordan

    Sheldon B. Kamins

    Caroline Kennedy

    Nancy G. Kinder

    C. Michael Kojaian

    Kathi Koll

    Marlene A. Malek

    Donna G. Marriott

    David Mathews

    Dorothy Swann McAuliffe

    Donna C. McLarty

    William F. McSweeny

    The Hon. Norman Y. Mineta

    Mary V. Mochary

    Marilyn Carlson Nelson

    Ron Nessen

    Jack L. Oliver, III

    Mary M. Ourisman

    Robert Frank Pence

    Ronald O. Perelman

    Rebecca Pohlad

  • Alma Powell

    William Charles Powers

    Penny Pritzker

    Albert H. Quie

    Gerald M. Rafshoon

    Sumner M. Redstone

    Catherine B. Reynolds

    Gabrielle B. Reynolds

    Shonda L. Rhimes

    Mrs. A.A. Ribicoff

    Dr. Condoleezza Rice

    Susan Rice

    Duane R. Roberts

    Miles L. Rubin

    Margaret Russell

    Shirley W. Ryan

    Leonard Sands

    Joy A. Silverman

    Joshua I. Smith

    Dean A. Spanos

    Dennis Stanfill

    Alexandra C. Stanton

    Jay Stein

    Catherine Stevens

    Alexander F. Treadwell

    The Hon. Donna F. Tuttle

    Romesh Wadhwani

    The Hon. Lowell Weicker, Jr.

    Ambassador Beatrice W. Welters

    Thomas E. Wheeler

    Elaine Wynn

 (Deceased)

Notice some of the names there:  Melania Trump, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush and Rose Carter.  Of course, they are honorary chairs, I get it, but they are tied to the center.

Additionally, note the members appointed by the president, which include actor Jon Voight, Lee Greenwood, Valerie Jarrett and others.

Note the major players as officers, including David Rubenstein.

Then notice the members ex officio designated by Act of Congress, which include Senators Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer, as well as Representatives Nancy Pelosi and Kevin McCarthy, along with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar.

Think what you will, but I don’t buy that this was merely a “Democrat request.”

If that is not telling enough, Washington Free Beacon is now reporting that after getting $25 million, the Kennedy Center will not be paying the National Symphony Orchestra.

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts informed members of the National Symphony Orchestra that they would no longer be paid just hours after President Trump signed a $25 million taxpayer bailout for the cultural center, according to an email obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

Nearly 100 musicians will no longer receive paychecks after April 3, according to an email from the orchestra’s Covid-19 Advisory Committee.

“The Covid-19 Advisory Committee was broadsided today during our conversation with [Kennedy Center President] Deborah Rutter,” the email says. “Ms. Rutter abruptly informed us today that the last paycheck for all musicians and librarians will be April 3 and that we will not be paid again until the Center reopens.”

The email went out to members on Friday evening, shortly after President Trump signed the $2 trillion CARES Act, a stimulus package intended to provide relief to people left unemployed by the coronavirus pandemic. Congress included $25 million in taxpayer funding for the Kennedy Center, a provision that raised eyebrows from both Democrats and Republicans, but ultimately won support from President Trump. The bailout was designed to “cover operating expenses required to ensure the continuity of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and its affiliates, including for employee compensation and benefits, grants, contracts, payments for rent or utilities, fees for artists or performers,” according to the law’s text. The arts organization decided that the relief did not extend to members of the National Symphony Orchestra, its house orchestra.

“Everyone should proceed as if their last paycheck will be April 3,” the email says. “We understand this will come [as a] shock to all of you, as it did to us.”

Do you see it?  We’re being had, and all due to the “invisible enemy”… only the enemy is not actually so invisible.  It has names and faces and they are currently “serving” themselves and their friends to our wealth.

But hey, many of you will just yell the louder, “Trump 2020” because you can’t seem to put 2 and 2 together.  It’s really time you break your idols!

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