For Immediate Release
January 5, 2017
Contact: DNC Press- [email protected]
DNC Statement on Trump Rewarding Florida A.G., Pam Bondi with White House Job
WASHINGTON – The DNC released the following statement in response to a report that Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi will be awarded a senior job in Donald Trump’s administration. In 2013, Bondi declined to investigate Trump University following an illegal political contribution made by Trump through his Foundation to Bondi’s re-election campaign for $25,000. Trump also hosted a political fundraiser for Bondi soon after. Trump’s fraudulent university ultimately scammed more than 5,000 people out of $40 million and was investigated by Attorney Generals in multiple other states.
“Pam Bondi’s appointment by Trump to a position in our nation’s highest office will be the latest transaction between two people whose previous corrupt dealings hurt thousands of Americans who made the mistake of trusting Trump with their education and Bondi with protecting them from scams. Bondi is being rewarded once again for participating in Trump’s world of pay-to-play with a posh job in the White House. We shouldn’t be surprised – this is exactly the kind of corruption that Trump brings everywhere he goes. Jump in Ms. Bondi, the swamp is warm.” –DNC National Press Secretary Adrienne Watson