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Taiwan pays for Guatemala to hire Trump ally to lobby U.S. officials

Guatemala has hired for $900,000 a major supporter of former President Donald Trump to seek influence with U.S. officials in an unusual lobbying contract paid for by its ally Taiwan, foreign lobby records show.

The contract, dated Jan. 12, was signed by Alfonso Quinonez, Guatemala’s ambassador to the U.S., and Brian Ballard, president of the namesake lobbying firm and a longtime Trump ally.

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by Anonymousreply 11January 19, 2022 1:04 AM

$900,000 to take politicians and officials to fancy dinners? What a cushy gig.

by Anonymousreply 1January 18, 2022 7:45 PM

I’ll do it for 25% of his price!

by Anonymousreply 2January 18, 2022 7:46 PM

What a scam. Free money, basically. Nice.

by Anonymousreply 3January 18, 2022 7:46 PM

Trump has always been popular in Taiwan.

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by Anonymousreply 4January 18, 2022 7:48 PM

MAGA from Taipei!

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by Anonymousreply 5January 18, 2022 7:49 PM

R5, I wonder how they feel about all of Trump's secret bank account/business dealings in China.

by Anonymousreply 6January 18, 2022 7:52 PM

Hey, shithole Ling-Ling OP!!! Tell me again why Taiwan needed to lobby the US, when they already have this? Huh!

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by Anonymousreply 7January 18, 2022 7:52 PM

R7, you're a moron. Taiwan's not lobbying. Guatemala is lobbying for itself. Taiwan's just paying for the MAGA lobbyist.

by Anonymousreply 8January 18, 2022 7:53 PM

Everyone knows that America can be bought for a price.

American politicians are the WHORES of the world.

by Anonymousreply 9January 18, 2022 8:20 PM

Fat Ling-Ling R8 sounds chubbily triggered. Go eat some more of Trump's shit and gag and die, fat Ling-Ling!

by Anonymousreply 10January 18, 2022 8:40 PM

This is open corruption. Why does lobbying remain legal?

by Anonymousreply 11January 19, 2022 1:04 AM
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