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While Haiti Suffered Clinton and Pals Cashed In Says Donald Trump

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"Hillary Clinton was using the State Department to dole out special favors and access to her friends and donors. It's called, "Pay-for-Play." --- Donald Trump, Rally in Greenville, North Carolina, Sept. 6, 2016

"Hillary Clinton preyed on Haiti. The earthquake weakened the victims and she used her power to crush them some more. Dressed as "savior" at the Obama State Department, Hillary Clinton betrayed innocent Americans who desired to help with recovery ." -- Ã"degreeszili Dantà , HLLN/Free Haiti Movement, September 6,2016

Haiti Suffered While The Clinton and their Pals Cashed In Says Donald Trump
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US foreign policy in Haiti rarely gets a mention during presidential campaigns. But at the September 6, 2016, Greenville, North Carolina rally, presidential candidate, Donald Trump, gave a good summary. He shows how Hillary Clinton used her position at the Obama State Department to fill up the Clinton family coffers. The Clintons also gave the South Koreans a free factory. A sweatshop that cruelly displaces Haiti farmers. They built homes and luxury hotels for their foreign pals, but left Haitians homeless. Haiti suffered while the Clintons and their pals cashed in, says Donald Trump

For years, we've made the very points Mr. Trump now makes. Since 2004, the powerful endlessly exploits Haiti behind a humanitarian front. The Haiti resistance battles to get heard for years and to stop the exploitation and recolonization. (See, for instance, Israeli/DR Border Incursion into Haiti.)

The 2016 US campaign provides an opportunity to reiterate our message through a huge megaphone. We don't expect much from the US norm of "two evils." Voting is not a tool for liberation. As Emma Golden noted: "If voting changed anything, they'd make it illegal."

However, if we are scientifically and objectively balancing facts, then Donald Trump, arguably a bigot and perhaps a sexist, still clearly has less of a record of lies, looting, lawlessness and of implementing systemic governmental/institutional racism than Hillary Clinton.

Moreover, Mr. Trump already steps ahead of the Clinton team by mentioning Haiti prominently. The Clintons cannot do this without risk. Addressing Haiti is a debacle for them.

It brings up the 2010, Michel Martelly presidential election that Hillary Clinton and, her longtime consigliere, Cheryl Mills, help to doctor. It brings up their association with the convicted fraudster Claudio Osorio who never built any of the 10,000 housing units in Haiti that the US government put in a $10 million grant for him to build, and which the Clinton team heavily facilitated. It brings up the pay-to-play, money laundering scheme they call the "Clinton Foundation." The Clintons cannot justify why they prey on hurt quake victims and poor Haitians to put money in their Foundation - a slush fund where 85% of the money collected goes to salaries, travel, luxury hotels, dinners and overhead, all tax free. Talk about masturbating on Black pain? (See, Clinton Foundation Charity Fraud Exposed by Whistleblower.)

That's just the tip of the iceberg.

Haiti and the planet needs a break from the Clintons' fraud. It cannot afford, both the loss of its lands, offshore islands, and mineral riches, along with the use of its pain to make monies for the Clintons and their pals. Haiti cannot afford rigged presidential elections in 2016, like the Clinton-Obama ones in 2010 and its follow ups in 2015.

Perhaps Mr. Trump would give Haiti a respite? At least the open racism would give the US a mirror to look through that the Clintons smoke up with lies, plausible deniability, and their fake love for Black people. Their actions belie their words. Donald Trump is the candid candidate here. After all, his shortcomings are not hidden. Mr. Trump is also the only candidate who has indicated he would stop the endless wars, get rid of unfair trade. Not that we're naive about that promise. But all that Haitians need is for the US to get out of Haiti, take the crooked UN with them, not block fair trade and fair elections.

Eight years ago, we tried, to no avail, with Obama to build a different Haiti-US partnership. (See, Haiti Policy Statement for the Obama Team.) President Barack Obama didn't even deign to consider the local concerns of US Blacks, much less Haiti. (See, Failure of aid to Haiti is Predictable: US False Benevolence; I pay this price for you: Haiti is open for business and Avatar Haiti.)

Haitians themselves will quickly end the illegal and amoral humanitarian occupation, if Washington would stop its meddling and blocking of Haiti entrepreneurship, skills transfer, local Haiti capacity building and legitimate governance. At the very least, even a small delay from the nightmarish 8-years of Obama/Clinton exploitation might be in the offering for a few months? But without a doubt, without one doubt, a Hillary Clinton presidency means uninterrupted violence and plunder of Haiti lands, offshore islands, billions in gold, copper and oil resources as well as a continuation of the savage taking of Haiti sovereignty through fake elections. With Trump as president, it's more likely the US electorate will stay awake, instead of going back to sleep as they will under the fake Santa Claus, his liar wife and their dangerous propaganda networks. For Haiti, another Clinton presidency offers zero hope. To quote, Donald Trump, here's why:

"Hillary Clinton was using the State Department to dole out special favors and access to her friends and donors. It's called, "Pay-for-Play."

One example of Pay-for-Play is what the Clintons did in Haiti. So let me stop here for a second and say how much we appreciate the Haitian-American community in Florida and across our country. We've had a great relationship with that community. We send our prayers to the many still suffering in Haiti from the earthquake. But while Haiti has suffered, the Clintons and their pals have totally cashed-in.

Bill and Hillary's brothers have signed housing deals in Haiti, and one wound up on the board of a gold mining company. Clinton Foundation donors have seen the Clintons pave the way for their investments.

In one deal (Caracol Industrial Park), Hillary Clinton set aside environmental and labor rules to help a South Korean company (Sae-A Trading) with a record of violating workers' rights set up what amounts to a sweatshop in Haiti. The facility has produce only a fraction of the jobs it promised, and faces reports of wage theft, all over the place. People are asking, where did all the money go? (See our 2012 coverage at Haiti: Foreign Investment means Death and Repression: A Historical Perspective.)

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