Donald Trump Threatened to "Destroy" Career of Texas State Senator

Type: CronyismFeb 07 2017 Severity:

Donald Trump threatened to destroy the career of a Texas state senator who introduced legislation that would roll back the controversial practice known as asset forfeiture and require that an individual be convicted of a crime before their assets could be taken away from them. Trump was holding a round table with sheriff's at the White House when a sheriff from a small county in Texas complained about the state senators proposed legislation.

Main Source: nytimes.com

Quote | This was said during meeting with county sheriffs.

The complaint led Trump to say “Can you believe that?” Trump responded, then added, “Who’s the state senator?” “Do you want to give his name? We’ll destroy his career.” Laughter then followed.