Trump Raised Tens of Millions of Dollars to Do Something That's Illegal

Mish

Ann Coulter explains Trump's scheme in a series of Tweets.

Trump’s leadership PAC Preyed on Working Class

Cast of Familiar Characters

The Cast: Jason Miller, Bill Stepien, Brad Parscale, Jared Kushner

Legally Prohibited

"Trump asked donors to give to his ‘election defense fund,’ but in reality, the money raised never paid for any post-election litigation and legally could not even do so.”

Trump's Millions

Please consider Trump's Millions, the source of Coulter's claims.

Former President Donald Trump continues to rake in huge piles of cash, but very little of that money has gone toward the causes for which donors believe they are giving. At the heart of various fundraising projects are misleading solicitations that appear primarily to target desperate and loyal middle and lower-income Trump supporters.

Between November 3, and January 31, Trump raised more than $255 million from voters on the claim that the money would fuel the legal warfare needed to contest the election results. According to Bloomberg, however, by December 4 the total spent on overturning the election was just $8.8 million. 

The fine print in some fundraising emails stated that a donor would have to give over $8,000 before any funds went to an account created to finance election challenges, including recounts and lawsuits over alleged fraud. As a result, large sums would go instead to Trump’s Save America PAC. 

Trump also aggressively fundraised on the Georgia Senate runoff elections, imploring his supporters to give to “STOP Socialist Dems” cold. “But the fine print shows that most of the proceeds are going toward Trump’s newly launched PAC.” 

What exactly is Trump’s Save America PAC? “The money in the Save America PAC, unlike money contributed to a standard campaign committee, can be used to benefit Trump in innumerable ways,” explained the Washington Post’s Philip Bump. “Memberships to golf clubs. Travel. Rallies. Even payments directly to Trump himself, as long as he declares it income.” 

Save America has been at odds with its stated purpose from the outset, as money donated to the PAC could not “be used to support Mr. Trump’s own campaign or the cost of litigation arising from his campaign,” according to Brendan Fischer. Fischer is an expert in campaign finance and government ethics at the Campaign Legal Center.

At the center of this is a cast of familiar characters: Jason Miller, Bill Stepien, Brad Parscale. All of them close confidants of Jared Kushner, and all with intimate knowledge of the operation that covertly spent nearly a billion dollars in campaign cash on anything but the campaign during the 2020 election cycle. 

Read the Fine Print

Before donating to Trump's Save America PAC, read the fine print.

Better yet, look at the cast of characters as well as Trump's own character. 

This is not a Save America Pact, it's an outright scam.

Mish

Comments (46)
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Sechel
Sechel

It was a grift just like everything Trump does

Sechel
Sechel

Illegal no, but sleazy yes. It was in the fine print that Trump was not going to use the money for the advertised purposes and yet his followers didn't seem to care. Its not like there's no history of this. Trump was found to engage in self dealing with his charitable foundation.

KidHorn
KidHorn

Did Trump benefit from this? or did only Kushner's colleagues?

Anyone contributing to this is an idiot. There's no chance the election would be overturned no matter what evidence is uncovered.

This is common among many charities. Only a small pct actually goes toward the cause. Most goes to employees.

njbr
njbr

Scammers gonna scam...

It's even better than Trump U because in the end, there is no deliverable.

Realist
Realist

Trump will never stop scamming his cult members as long as they a few dollars left to scam. Considering how many cultists have consumed his kool-aid, he looks set for the rest of his life. Whether it is illegal, or not, does not make any difference to Trump. He will never go to jail. So he will never stop the scams.

The impact of this is more money for Trump and less for Republicans. Which only increases his control of the Republican party. The party needs his voters, so they won’t be able to disassociate themselves from Trump. Anne Coulter can point out whatever she wants, but it won't change the mind of his cult members.

aaa21usa
aaa21usa

If people are dumb enough to contribute to Trump, that's their problem. Trump's only redeeming quality is that the Socialists (aka Democrats) are even worse!!

Sechel
Sechel

And yet people still insist on arguing that four years ago Hillary was not the better option

Sechel
Sechel

First there was Greensill and now Archegos. Makes me wonder how Nomura and Credit Suisse were ever able to sell themelves as finacial risk experts and why they deserve any Fed support when this is how they earn their money

https://www.reuters.com/business/finance/large-block-trades-tied-archegos-raise-worries-about-trading-this-week-2021-03-28/

Esclaro
Esclaro

I hope he takes their last dime and they are all reduced to living in cardboard boxes under a highway overpass. White trash scum.

Carl_R
Carl_R

Trump has learned, as all Republican and Democrat politicians has long known, that politics is the scam that keeps on giving.

Mr. Purple
Mr. Purple

Hmm, reminds me of the all-time scam ... organized religion.

Kimo
Kimo

And strangely, Trump would need to be painted far worse, before I would feel good about a Biden Presidency. That's the state of American politics, today.

karljen
karljen

This wasn't run by anyone in the Trump family. And it was still going on (in Trumps name) until very recently until Trump himself put a stop to it. This was run by the slimly regular cast of Republicans in the GOP. If you give to the GOP, you're a fool.

Bungalow Bill
Bungalow Bill

Trump has always been a conman who is addicted to OPM--other peoples money. He is an expert at spotting the suckers and taking them for a ride.

jkm
jkm

Trump will be back, believe me.

rhouston8
rhouston8

Just a bunch of Orange Man Bad talk here. Can’t just move on eh? Now that YOUR man Biden is in place now and pushing the awesome WOKE agenda and further blowing out our finances. Yeah you all are geniuses. Thanks . We’ll see how Team Demented Biden does for you.

celtblood
celtblood

At this time in our national history, our country faces three major threats... one is our debt to foreign interests, the second is our loss of identity, and third is the influx of illegal invaders who have no understanding of our unique system of government and our individual rights which rest in our Constitution. President Trump was not perfect by any means, but no real leader ever is. He had his share of flaws, and he never denied that. But he did more to secure this nation and to try and restore the ideals of our Founders than any other president in recent times. His policies were right in line with those of both Kennedy and Reagan. He was, indeed, a bull in the proverbial China shoppe, but sometimes you need a Patton instead of an Eisenhower, and we certainly need that now.


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