We Can’t Stop Clicking on This Donald Trump Scandal Generator

It’s addictive.

 

For the last few months of this unforgettable campaign, Mother Jones has brought you the “The Trump Files,” a daily dose of telling episodes, strange-but-true stories, and curious scenes from the life of Republican nominee Donald Trump. The time Trump claimed he would have fared better in business as a black man? Covered it. His uplifting words to a grieving mother about how hard he’d once tried to sleep with her? That one, too. Or when Trump alleged an election had been rigged—that is, a race for Top Scot that was sponsored by a whiskey company? You bet. In all, we published more than 100 Trumpian tales. Unsure where to start? Click “hit me” below to generate a Trump File at random. The story link will appear below the image.

 

DOES IT FEEL LIKE POLITICS IS AT A BREAKING POINT?

Headshot of Editor in Chief of Mother Jones, Clara Jeffery

It sure feels that way to me, and here at Mother Jones, we’ve been thinking a lot about what journalism needs to do differently, and how we can have the biggest impact.

We kept coming back to one word: corruption. Democracy and the rule of law being undermined by those with wealth and power for their own gain. So we're launching an ambitious Mother Jones Corruption Project to do deep, time-intensive reporting on systemic corruption, and asking the MoJo community to help crowdfund it.

We aim to hire, build a team, and give them the time and space needed to understand how we got here and how we might get out. We want to dig into the forces and decisions that have allowed massive conflicts of interest, influence peddling, and win-at-all-costs politics to flourish.

It's unlike anything we've done, and we have seed funding to get started, but we're looking to raise $500,000 from readers by July when we'll be making key budgeting decisions—and the more resources we have by then, the deeper we can dig. If our plan sounds good to you, please help kickstart it with a tax-deductible donation today.

Thanks for reading—whether or not you can pitch in today, or ever, I'm glad you're with us.

Signed by Clara Jeffery

Clara Jeffery, Editor-in-Chief

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