In a stunning turn of events, Sam Bankman-Fried, the disgraced founder of FTX, allegedly considered shelling out a whopping $5 billion to former President Donald Trump to prevent him from running for a second term. This mind-boggling revelation comes from Michael Lewis’s upcoming book, “Going Infinite,” which explores the dark underworld of cryptocurrency and Bankman-Fried’s role in deceiving investors out of billions of dollars.
Lewis spilled the beans on 60 Minutes, exposing Bankman-Fried’s desperate attempt to keep Trump away from the presidential race and possibly save himself from the chaos that was about to ensue. According to Lewis, Bankman-Fried reached out to Trump’s advisors, inquiring about the amount it would take to buy Trump’s silence. Unbelievably, the figure that was rumored to be discussed was a mind-blowing $5 billion.
Naturally, Bankman-Fried’s primary concern wasn’t just whether the amount was sufficient, but whether such a deal was even legal. As a conservative myself, I must commend his prudence in considering the ramifications of potentially paying someone not to exercise their constitutional right to run for office. It’s a slippery slope, folks.
RUMOR – Sam Bankman-Fried tried to pay Trump not to run for president.
"The number that was kicking around was $5 billion dollars." pic.twitter.com/OLveYczGlx
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) October 2, 2023
Sadly for Bankman-Fried, his grand plan crumbled like a poorly constructed Ponzi scheme. As his crypto empire crashed down around him and investors fled in droves, he found himself without the $5 billion necessary to seal the deal. It turns out, even a crypto guru can run out of cash when his schemes come crashing down.
Now, as Bankman-Fried faces a trial that could land him behind bars for up to a century, he’s doing everything he can to deflect blame and protect his tarnished reputation. He even allowed Lewis an all-access pass to his life, hoping to shape the narrative in his favor. But how can we trust the words of a man who was allegedly willing to pay billions to manipulate our democratic process?
In a surprising twist, Bankman-Fried had previously eluded campaign finance fraud charges, thanks to a convenient extradition treaty between the U.S. and the Bahamas. However, he still finds himself entangled in a web of wire fraud, securities fraud, and money laundering charges. It seems that even the long arm of the law couldn’t resist catching up with this crypto fraudster.
As conservatives, we must remain vigilant and expose the dark underbelly of our financial systems. Bankman-Fried’s audacious attempt to buy off a former president is a stark reminder of the corrupt forces at play in our society. We cannot allow wealthy elites to manipulate our democracy for their own selfish gains. Let this serve as a cautionary tale and a call to action – we need to protect the integrity of our electoral process at all costs.