According to filings obtained by reporters, The Trump Foundation’s donations to conservative fraud James O’Keefe’s group Project Veritas are actually twice as high as originally thought, bringing the total to $20,000 in the year 2015. For someone who claims to hate “fake news” Trump sure has no problem funding it. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.


Most people in this country view James O’Keefe, the founder of Project Veritas, as the convicted fraudster that he is. We don’t take him seriously. We don’t think that he has any journalistic credibility to speak of, but believe it or not, there’s some people in this country who think that this kid is doing great work and helping expose some kind of liberal agenda in the United States. And one of those people who thinks he’s doing such a great job happens to be President Donald Trump.

According to tax filings that Think Progress has gotten a hold of from the Trump Foundation, in the year 2015, the Trump Foundation gave James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas $20,000 in donations. Originally, back in October of this year, it was reported that the organization, the Trump Foundation, had given $10,000 to Project Veritas in 2015, but after the folks at Think Progress got their hands on the documents, went through them with a fine tooth comb, they found out that no, they actually gave two $10,000 donations to Project Veritas, meaning that the total amount was twice as high as it’d been previously reported two months ago in this country.

James O’Keefe is the idiot responsible for the overall attack on Planned Parenthood that Republicans have been running with for several years now. They wanna take healthcare away from millions of American women, some of them, this is the only place they can go to get care, because of James O’Keefe. Republicans believe that some of the accusers, or all of the accusers, against Roy Moore are lying because of James O’Keefe. People believe that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama paid people to go to Donald Trump rallies and start fist fights because of James O’Keefe. Donald Trump actually pushed that conspiracy from O’Keefe as well.

And yet, here we have a president who bitches and moans about fake news all day long on Twitter, who is literally funding fake news. Everything that that James O’Keefe has done has turned out to be a fraud. Those Planned Parenthood videos were faked. He hired somebody to pretend to be a Roy Moore sexual assault victim in order to fool the Washington Post, and try to destroy their credibility. He pushes these conspiracy theories, or pushed them during the 2016 campaign, about Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, in spite of the fact there was absolutely no evidence to back them up.

James O’Keefe is cancer on the American citizenry. He is horrible. He is no good at anything. He is just a pathetic little right wing troll that wants nothing more than to sow discord, and for some reason, destroy the Democratic Party, as if he’s gonna personally gain from it. Nobody takes this guy seriously, and they shouldn’t. The only time when somebody has taken what he’s done seriously is that time when he was convicted for fraud.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced