Enter one Donald J. Trump!
According to Trump administration official Lynne Patton, President Trump believes that the tax exempt status of the Church of Scientology should be revoked.
Scientology was founded by self-admitted charlatan and dirtbag L. Ron Hubbard.
Since then, it has maintained the trappings of a “church,” partially to indoctrinate its members and partially to achieve tax-exempt status!
Just like with the public funds being channeled to the NFL, Trump is determined to cut off the gravy.
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According to administration official Lynne Patton, President Trump believes the tax exempt status of the Church of Scientology should be revoked.
In a report that’s part attempted hit-piece on the Trump administration and part exposé on the sketchy tax dealings of Hollywood’s most influential cult, the Huffington Post details a back and forth between Patton, a “loyal family aide” and Department of Housing and Urban Development official, and “King of Queens” star Leah Remini, a former Scientologist who wants to see the infamously secretive organization brought to justice:
In an unsolicited Twitter message, Lynne Patton, who has worked for the Trump family since 2009, told actress Leah Remini of Trump’s position and said she would interface with the IRS directly to seek more information in an effort to initiate revocation. Remini sent HuffPost copies of Patton’s messages and has declined to comment further.
It’s not clear if Patton ever communicated with the IRS. But if Trump did express an opinion on the church and Patton did contact the IRS about it, as her message suggests, that would be a highly inappropriate level of interference with the IRS by the administration, one expert said.
In a series of messages beginning in late May between Patton and Remini, the administration official told the actress and producer that she was moved by her A&E docu-series which exposes the alleged abuses of the Church of Scientology, which Remini left in 2013 after being deeply involved for years.
HuffPost reports that Patton first reached out to Remini, with the actress responding, “Hi Lynne would love any help you can give.”
“From The moment I saw your series I told President Trump & his family we needed to revoke their tax exempt status. They couldn’t agree more, but please don’t publicize that yet,” wrote Patton. “I want to do more due diligence on what the IRS has attempted in the past (or maybe you can enlighten me), then I’ll identify who we need to connect with again.”
Patton followed up her message with a promise that she will “die trying” to get the tax exempt status of the organization revoked: “This is going to get done in the next 4 years or I’ll die trying. Knock on wood!”
Just remember, Scientology gurus, Xenu won’t help you keep more of your dirty money.
Why? Because HE’S NOT REAL!