Twitter mocks Trump ally targeted Rep. Omar husband but hit Trump family

Twitter mocks Trump ally who targeted Rep. Omar’s husband but hit the Trump family instead

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Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL), a staunch Trump ally, probably should have focused more on carefully writing legislative language than on coming up with cutesy titles. The OMAR Act, which he tried to aim at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), could block President Trump’s campaign from spending money at Trump’s properties.

With all the nuance of a cartoon character, Steube titled his bill, “Obstructing Monetary Allocations to Relatives Act,” or OMAR Act, according to the Daily Beast. But maybe Steube should have spent more time on the bill language and less time on the cute title. Because of the sloppy language, an equally appropriate title for the bill would be “Terminating Relatives’ Unearned MAGA Payments Act.”

As Twitter put it, “Steube is not the brightest bulb.”

Steube’s bill would block Trump’s sons from receiving campaign funds

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The Daily Beast notes that the Trump Organization is now led by Trump’s sons, which makes the Trump organization subject to the ban on campaign spending in Steube’s bill:

“Upon taking office in 2017, Trump publicly insisted he had turned over all operations to his two adult sons, Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr., who remain the top two executives at the privately held company. That means the Trump Organization is, under the terms of Steube’s bill, “controlled” by immediate family members of the candidate, and therefore that the Trump campaign would be prohibited from spending money at Trump properties.”

Steube’s bill would kill the $16.8 million cash cow

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Trump’s political operation has been a cash cow for Trump’s businesses, according to OpenSecrets.org, which reports that committees affiliated with Trump’s 2016 and 2020 campaigns have steered $16.8 million to Trump’s businesses.

Steube gets a Trump shout-out

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Trump uses speeches and briefings to reward allies and punish enemies, so, at a March 2019 event at Lake Okeechobee, Trump made a point to acknowledge Steube, a first-term Member of Congress.

Steube defended Trump during impeachment

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The Daily Beast reports that Steube was an ardent defender of Trump during the impeachment trial and touted his defense in campaign ads. Given Steube’s demonstrations of loyalty, Trump may overlook the bill that would have shut off funds to his businesses.

‘Not the brightest bulb’

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It’s not clear how the accidental anti-Trump language got past Steube’s staff, but Twitter user @Ellen_Gaulke has an explanation:

A common theme

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@Ellen_Gaulke wasn’t the only Twitter user to point out that Steube didn’t really think things through…

In agreement

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There were plenty of users that felt the terms of the bill were actually a good thing — even if the consequences are farther reaching the Steube intended.

Serving the greater good

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Sometimes team Trump does some accidental good.

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