By AlmariamOctober 18,2020Sisi and Trump ( Photograph supply : Almariam Weblog)“Mueller’s team tried to understand both the $10 million contribution Trump gave to his campaign 11 days before the 2016 election and the Trump campaign’s ties to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.In the closing weeks of the 2016 campaign, Trump and Sisi met in New York during the United Nations General Assembly. The Republican presidential candidate hit it off with the dictator. Sisi said afterward that Trump would ‘no doubt’ be a strong president while Trump called the Egyptian leader ‘a fantastic guy’ with whom he had ‘good chemistry’.Sisi became the first foreign leader to call and congratulate Trump after he won the election. At a 2019 G7 summit, Trump called out, ‘Where’s my favorite dictator? as he awaited the Egyptian President.” CNN Report, October 14, 2020I knew it! I knew it! I knew it! From day 1An Egyptian state financial institution funneling $10 million to the Trump marketing campaign in 2016 11 days earlier than the election!I knew Donald Trump and Abdel Fattah El-Sisi had a factor goin’ on.Similar to the outdated Billy Paul music, Me and Mrs. Jones, “We got a thing going on.”Donald Trump and El-Sisi had “a thing goin’ on about Ethiopia/ They knew that it’s wrong/ But it’s much too strong/To let it go now…”They’d a factor happening to present Ethiopia the royal shaft on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).When the U.S. “invited” (learn arm-twisted) Ethiopia to hitch in a “discussion” with Egypt over the GERD on November 6, 2019, I might scent a rat.An enormous, fats, furry, soiled rat.Sniff, sniff!As Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet, “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.”I wrote one thing is rotten in Washington, D.C. “Something is stinking to high heavens in the conspiracy of Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin and World Bank Group President David Milpass’ (the “Gang of Three”) secret conspiracy to wreck the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).”Charge-fi-fo-fum, I smelled the scent of the Gang of Three, 4 with “The Don”.The spinmeisters rapidly manned the defensive position. Jason Miller, a senior adviser to the Trump 2020 marketing campaign talking from the Land of Denialistan mentioned, “President Trump has never received a penny from Egypt.”After all, he didn’t. Don (“Corleone”) Trump by no means obtained a penny from Egypt. He obtained $10 million from Egypt.Sisi speaking to Trump (Photograph Supply : Almariam Weblog)Trump, Treasury Secretary David Mnuchin and The World Financial institution’s David Malpass “invited” Ethiopia to a dialogue in Washington DC in November 2019 to make Ethiopia a suggestion she will’t refuse.In my March 16, 2020 commentary, I wrote, “Don Mnuchin and his Consigliere Lerrick are saying to Ethiopia: “We have made you an offer you can’t refuse. But if you do, well… Quid pro quo, as they say. No sign agreement, no aid, no loan.”That’s precisely what occurred when Ethiopia refused to signal the Trump-El Sisi Settlement on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).I predicted that was what Trump and Mnuchin would do and mentioned so in my “Private Letter to Secretary Steven Mnuchin”.I informed Mnuchin that “the Treasury Department’s diplomatic engagement in the GERD talks is an egregious usurpation of the statutory duties of the State Department.” In different phrases, I informed Mnuchin he’s flagrantly trashing the Structure and federal regulation by what he’s doing within the GERD.Now, it’s all clear why Munchin assumed the position of the nation’s prime overseas coverage position. Mnuchin was doing Trump’s bidding by short-circuiting the regulation as a result of Trump was desirous to payback El Sisi’s for the $10 million below the desk money reward by arm-twisting and breaking Ethiopia’s again to comply with a uncooked deal on the GERD.I knew on November 6, 2019, the repair was in! The entice was set. The bait connected and the fishing rod solid.The one factor left was to reel in Ethiopia, bag and tag her with the label “Trump-El Sisi GERD Project.”In my March 1, 2020 commentary, in puzzlement, I requested, “Is the U.S. an “Observer”, A “Facilitator” or a Snake Oil Diplomatic Salesman within the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance (Hedase) Dam Discussions?”The reply, as it’s clear now, is “None of the Above”.The reply is, Trump, El Sisi, Mnuchin and Malpass” (The Gang of 4”) had been attempting to mug Ethiopia over the GERD in broad daylight.That’s the reason I requested in my June 16, 2020 commentary, “Did Ethiopia get snagged in a diplomatic “bait and switch” rip-off in November 2019 when it agreed to hitch Egypt and Sudan for “discussions” in Washington, D.C. below the ‘observer’ sponsorship of the U.S. Division of the Treasury and the World Financial institution?”That’s the reason I requested, “But wait, what is wrong with this picture? When did the Treasury Department and the World Bank replace the State Department as the foreign policy and diplomatic organ of the United States Government?I am glad, thankful and proud Ethiopia has leaders who will not be intimidated into selling Ethiopia down the River Nile and will stand their ground come hell or high water on the Nile.Just like our ancestors who stood their ground never backed down.Just like our ancestors who stood their ground and never backed down against the mighty fascist army of Italy in 1935.Just like our ancestors who stood their ground and never backed down against the mighty imperial army of Italy in 1896.Just like our ancestors who stood their ground and never backed down against the mighty Egyptian army lead by European generals in 1875-76.I am thankful today we have leaders and ordinary people who carry the “stand your ground and never back down” gene towards neocolonial, imperialist and wanna-be dictators. Allow us to join the dots between Don Trump and Caudillo El-Sisi… On November 9, 2016, El Sisi was the first chief to congratulate Trump on his election victory in what the media described as “upstaging world leaders to congratulate Trump” and invited him to go to Cairo. El Sisi adopted up with a assertion, “The U.S. President-elect Donald Trump expressed his utmost appreciation to the president, pointing out that his was the first international call he had received to congratulate him on winning the election.”Why would El Sisi be the primary world chief to congratulate Trump except that congratulations was supposed to ship a message to Trump that El Sisi made it occur on the final minute by facilitating the switch of $10 million to Trump’s marketing campaign?In January 2017, in Trump’s first government order banning entry of Muslims into the U.S., he conveniently unnoticed Egypt even supposing the chief of the 9/11 hijackers was Mohammed Atta, an Egyptian.Why did Trump give Egypt, dwelling of Mohammad Atta, a move from Day 1?On August 26, 2019, Trump acknowledged, “We met during the campaign, a little before the campaign. And we got along right away. I didn’t actually ask for an endorsement, but I think if I would’ve asked, I might have gotten it. (Laughter.) We understood each other very well.“We met during the campaign, a little before the campaign.” To debate the Trump marketing campaign operating out of money?Trump didn’t ask for an endorsement as a result of he already had obtained $10 million by way of an “Egyptian state bank”.Might a Egyptian state financial institution switch $10 million to Trump’s marketing campaign with out authorization by El Sisi and Trump’s information within the eleventh hour of the marketing campaign?Was the Egyptian authorities itself the supply of the $10 million?On September 23, 2019, Trump acknowledged, “It’s an honor to be with my friend, the President of Egypt. And he is a real leader. He’s done some things that are absolutely amazing in a short period of time. When he took over not so long ago, it was in turmoil. And it’s not in turmoil now.”However in September 2019, “In villages and towns stretching from Damietta in the north to Luxor and Aswan in the south, small but widespread street protests erupted predominantly in some of the poorest and most remote areas in the country.”On February 26, 2020, an official Egyptian Authorities Assertion declared the so-called Washington settlement on the GERD was “developed by the American side and the world bank.” Ethiopia objected to the settlement stating she had no position in drafting the settlement and that Mnuchin and the World Financial institution had been attempting to shove it down her throat.Chancellor Ahmed Hafiz, minister of overseas affairs, mentioned that Egypt is dedicated to the negotiating path Sponsored by the USA and the world financial institution, particularly for the reason that aim of the present assembly in Washington as agreed by the three international locations is to full the settlement to fill and function the renaissance dam, which was developed by the American facet and the world financial institution. In Gentle of the spherical of negotiations between the three states for the reason that first Washington assembly on November 6, 2019. (Emphasis added.)On January 31, 2020, a Trump mouthpiece “expressed optimism that an agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam was near and would benefit all parties involved.”On February 29, 2020, Ethiopia’s Overseas Minister Gedu Andargachew condemned the Treasury Division’s announcement: “The statement issued by US Treasury on GERD is unacceptable & highly partisan, Ethiopia believes in continued engagement with Egypt & Sudan to address the outstanding issues and finalize the Guidelines and Rules on a win-win basis for all.”On April 3, 2017, Trump mentioned of El Sisi, “We agree on so many things. I just want to let everybody know, in case there was any doubt, that we are very much behind President el-Sisi. He’s done a fantastic job in a very difficult situation. We are very much behind Egypt and the people of Egypt, and the United States has, believe me, backing and we have strong backing.”Does Trump’s assertion “we are very much behind President el-Sisi” point out that Trump could be very a lot behind Egypt on the GERD which Egypt claims represents an “existential threat”?On April 9, 2019, acknowledged “We’ve never had a better relationship, Egypt and the United States, than we do right now. I think he’s doing a great job. I can just tell you he’s doing a great job. He is great person.”In April 2019, El Sisi amended the Egyptian Structure (Articles 185, 189, and 193) making himself, choose, jury and executioner by giving himself “broad and unchecked supervisory powers over the judiciary and the public prosecutor, in contravention of fundamental rule of law principles concerning the separation of powers, the independence of the judiciary, and the right to a fair trial by a competent, independent, and impartial tribunal.”On August 26, 2019, Trump acknowledged, “It’s a great honor to be with President El-Sisi, who’s a friend of mine for now a long time, it seems, right? From even before the campaign.“From even before the campaign”? Ummm!Trump has 96 corporations registered in Delaware bearing the identify “Trump Marks” together with “Trump Marks Egypt Corp” and “Trump Marks Egypt LLC”. Is that what the 2 “friends” had been doing earlier than the marketing campaign?Prior to now two years, Trump has had solely two phone communications with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed!On April 26, 2020, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed spoke with the President of United States Donald Trump on Saturday to debate efforts to include COVID-19 within the East African nation. “His (Abiy’s) Country needs ventilators. The U.S. is in good position to help him. We will!”Three months later, on August 4, 2020, with Covid 19 operating rampant, “The U.S. government has donated a shipment of 250 state-of-the-art ventilators and other critical care equipment to assist Ethiopia with its response to COVID-19.”In 2020, the Trump administration appropriated $1,432,300,000 billion in help to Egypt.In 2020, the Trump administration appropriated $453,073,000 million in help to Ethiopia.In August 2020, the U.S. minimize $130 million (“temporary pause”) from its annual help to Ethiopia as a result of Ethiopia didn’t signal the settlement drafted by the Gang of 4.On September 2, 2020, Trump personally directed help cuts to Ethiopia due to the “lack of progress” in Ethiopia’s talks with Egypt and Sudan over the GERD.On October 15, 2020, we realized that the precise minimize was greater than double of what was reported in August for a whopping $264 million minimize (42%) in safety and improvement help from Ethiopia!If additional cuts will not be made, U.S. safety and improvement help to Ethiopia in 2020 will probably be a measly $189 million.Merely acknowledged, the U.S. would have given barely 13% of the help it gave to Egypt in 2020!On January 10, 2020, Trump made a laughing inventory of himself by declaring, “I made a deal, I saved a country, and I just heard that the head of that country is now getting the Nobel Peace Prize for saving the country [PM Abiy Ahmed, 2019 Nobel Peace Luareate]. I said, ‘What, did I have something do with it? Yeah. But that’s the way it is.’”Within the memorable phrases of Forrest Gump, “Stupid is as stupid does.”An outdated Ethiopian saying teaches, “A dog barks where he is fed.” Or the place he will get marketing campaign contributions.Within the GERD matter, we see the tail wagging the canine.Trump, President of probably the most highly effective nation and wanna-be dictator, has develop into handmaiden of a two-bit, tin-pot African dictator.El Sisi instructions Trump, “Cut aid to Ethiopia!”Trump stands at consideration and asks, “How much, Boss?!”What a tragedy!The President of the best nation on the planet is purchased for a measly $10 million!Who else has purchased Trump?Russian oligarchs?Who’re all these shadowy entities to whom Trump owes $450 million?Trump believes he can break Ethiopia’s again and produce to her knees and beg, “Massah, Massah, please don’t cut back on the handouts.”The actual fact of the matter is that I knew precisely what Trump was going to do earlier than he introduced it.I laid it out in black and white in my June 16, 2020 “My Private Letter to Mnuchin”:The specter of US of help cutoff, obstruction of entry to multilateral loans to Ethiopia and deferment from participation in bilateral commerce and funding alternatives which, in line with some observers, hangs over Ethiopia if she refuses to signal the so-called February 28 settlement is counterproductive and can exacerbate the prevailing state of affairs and should not be contemplated.Dump Trump on D-Day, November 3, 2020Donald J. Trump MUST be dumped on November 3, 2020!It’s the ethical obligation of all Ethiopian People who consider in truthful play, decency, democracy, accountability, transparency and the rule of regulation to indicate up on the polls and hand Trump a crushing defeat.I don’t like overseas help in any respect as a result of it creates dependency and makes panhandlers out of nations.If Trump needs to play a overseas help safety racket recreation for his buddy El Sisi on Ethiopia, Ethiopian American voters ought to show to him they’ll play the voting recreation and kick him out of workplace and into the ready palms of the N.Y. State Lawyer Basic.“Justice is like a train that is nearly always late.” However it all the time arrives within the nick of time.Justice will arrive for Donald Trump within the type of a humiliating electoral defeat and a felony trial in N.Y. state courts.On November 3, 2020, Ethiopian People should vote as a result of it’s their constitutional proper and ethical obligation as residents to dethrone this mendacity, immoral, corrupt, wicked, villainous, depraved and cruel ignoramus.The value for not voting is just too excessive to ponder.Keep in mind Ethiopian American voters!Donald Trump will do the whole lot he can to do the bidding of his bankroller El Sisi.If he will get reelected, the following factor he’ll do is challenge a private order to the World Financial institution and the IMF to disclaim all loans to Ethiopia, similar to he did to the State Division.Trump may even ban Ethiopia from taking part in his hole Prosper Africa program and have Ethiopia blacklisted with the U.S. Commerce and Improvement Company.Mnuchin has already put the repair in with the World Financial institution and different multilateral lending establishments.On December 11, 2019, the Worldwide Financial Fund introduced “IMF Reaches Staff-Level Agreement on a US$2.9 Billion Financing Package with Ethiopia.”Greater than ten months later, there may be not a whiff of the $2.9 billion.That’s as a result of Mnuchin put the repair within the IMF.Trump little question believes Ethiopia is simply one other “s**thole country in Africa”.That’s the reason Ethiopian People should come out in full drive on November 3, 2020 and kick him the s**t out of workplace.**** Of the greater than 120 million votes solid within the 2016 election, 107,000 votes in three states successfully determined the election.***Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania accounted for 46 electoral votes.If Hilary Clinton had gained these states, there would have been no Donald Trump.I do know for a truth there are a whole lot of hundreds of Ethiopian People within the states of Texas, Florida, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota and Pennsylvania.If these Ethiopian People come out in full drive for the Biden-Harris ticket, we are able to singlehandedly decide the end result of the 2020 presidential election.THINK ABOUT IT! IMAGINE THAT!Vote early if potential. Mail in your vote earlier than November third. Ship in your absentee poll promptly.In case you should, courageous Covid, take all of the precautions and vote in particular person!And make Donald Trump historical past on November 3, 2020!Dump Donald Trump into the dustbin of historical past on November 3, 2020!On November 6, 2019, Donald Trump conspired with El Sisi to interrupt Ethiopia’s again and make Ethiopia a water colony of Egypt.On November 3, 2020, Ethiopian People ought to educate Donald Trump a lesson he’ll NEVER overlook.Dump Trump on November 3, 2020! Be a part of the dialog. Like borkena on Fb and get Ethiopian Information updates commonly. As properly, it’s possible you’ll get Ethiopia Information by following us on twitter @zborkenaThe publish The Daylight Mugging of Ethiopia by Donald Trump and Abdel Fattah El-Sisi! appeared first on Borkena Ethiopian Information.