It’s International Women’s Day and while Donald Trump took the time to praise women on Twitter and to take credit for a low female unemployment rate some more unsettling information about the POTUS and women came to light via the Miami Herald.
According to the Herald, Li Yang, the founder of the chain of Florida day spas that were recently raided on charges of prostitution and human trafficking, and which were allegedly frequented by Patriot’s owner and Trump ally Robert Kraft, has also been linked to the President himself and even partied with Trump during the Super Bowl.
According to The Miami Herald, Yang attended Trump’s February 3rd Super Bowl Party in Palm Beach, snapping a photo with the President:
“The woman who snapped the blurry Super Bowl selfie with the president was Li Yang, 45, a self-made entrepreneur from China who started a chain of Asian day spas in South Florida. Over the years, these establishments — many of which operate under the name Tokyo Day Spas — have gained a reputation for offering sexual services.”
It’s not the only time Yang has been photographed with Trump and other prominent conservatives and Trumpworld insiders. According to Mother Jones, who viewed her Facebook photos while they were still online, Yang, who also goes by “Cindy Yang” posted photographs of herself of herself with Donald Trump Jr. and Sarah Palin among others. She also appears in what looks like an official event photo with Trump that was signed by the president.
Yang told the Miami Herald that she no longer owns the day spa in question and she is apparently not being charged in the bust.
According to the Herald Yang was largely politically uninvolved before 2016, and didn’t vote for a decade, before turning into a die-hard MAGA supporter who has appeared at numerous events and visited the White House and sometimes carries “a rhinestone encrusted MAGA clutch purse.”
The paper also reports that Yang has given thousands of dollars to Trump through PACs:
Yang has shown considerable political largesse. Since 2017, she and her close relatives have contributed more than $42,000 to Trump Victory, a political action committee, and more than $16,000 to the president’s campaign.
It’s worth noting that the “Orchids of Asia Day Spa” – the massage parlor and apparent human trafficking location that Kraft was busted for frequenting – is located in Palm Beach county, which is also home to Trump’s southern White House and resort, Mar-a-Lago.
Considering the fact that the day spas being investigated allegedly force women into sex work and keep them confined as sex slaves, Trump’s connection to the business’s founder is chilling.
Podesta talks about pizza in an email:— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) March 8, 2019
"There's an underground sex trafficking ring in the basement of a pizza place!"
Trump literally takes a picture at Mar-a-Lago with the owner of a sex trafficking spa that Bob Kraft was busted for frequenting:
ndb, just Cindy Yang — founder of the sex spa where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was busted for soliciting prostitutes — hanging out with Donald Trump, Don Jr, Eric Trump, Ron DeSantis, Matt Gaetz, and Rick Scott.— Caroline Orr (@RVAwonk) March 8, 2019
At Mar-a-Lago... where she is a member. 👀 pic.twitter.com/dToUZR5AeE
How and why does the owner of a shady massage chain have such access to so many high profile elected officials? Something tells me this isn’t only about sex but corrupt $. Hope there are some trained investigators with subpoena power looking into it. https://t.co/rPM7dMfjt8— Mimi Rocah (@Mimirocah1) March 8, 2019
🤔.....................— John Robert Castellanos (@johncastellanos) March 8, 2019
Coincidence? 🙄 https://t.co/i6DZwrNLZR
The Miami Herald is reporting that the founder of the chain of massage parlors, including a location where Patriot's owner Bob Kraft was arrested for soliciting prositution, has previously visited President Trump at the White House and has been a guest at Mar-A-Lago.— Travis Akers (@travisakers) March 8, 2019
Maybe this presidency will end with a happy ending after all...— Rico (@TaoZetaCO) March 8, 2019
(*stolen 😆😆) https://t.co/lVZ0wIQw1J
One of her businesses just declared bankruptcy but she's donating thousands to Trump and now has a "consulting" company? It'll be mighty interesting to follow *that* money. https://t.co/bKc99pgfRA— Sara Danner Dukic (@saradannerdukic) March 8, 2019
human trafficker pictured with prez dealz.— Amadeus Berniekuss Brosephus Wardell (@KaptainBadAss) March 8, 2019
pizzagaters, wya? https://t.co/H0cdvf6Rls
What a creep. https://t.co/7ohyVrFPgl— V. Spell (@v_spelldem) March 8, 2019
Does anybody really find this shocking? https://t.co/1tnraii9fp— Ryan Sauter (@rrydogg1) March 8, 2019
You can't make this shit up. https://t.co/E7yBA9NaPH— #RealPA Dissident (@WasserL) March 8, 2019
h/t: The Miami Herald