Ex-President Donald Trump released an absolutely nutty statement through his Save America political action committee this week after The New York Times revealed how his campaign scammed supporters out of millions of dollars through pre-checked boxes on fundraising forms that set up recurring donations if left as-is. In short, Trump praised the supposed enthusiasm of his supporters who donated “over and over,” completely failing to mention the fact that many of these repeated donations were accomplished via his campaign’s predatory fundraising practices. He also reiterated the lie that the 2020 presidential race was rigged for Biden.
Trump ranted as follows:
‘In yet another highly partisan story, the failing New York Times wrote a completely misleading, one-sided attack piece this weekend that tried to disparage our record-setting grassroots fundraising operation during the 2020 campaign. Except for massive voter fraud, this was a campaign that was easily won by your favorite Republican President, me!’
At this rate, he’s never going to let go of the delusion that he was the rightful winner of the 2020 presidential election. His self-obsession is pathetic. After the above, Trump reiterated more election lies, claiming that the Times “didn’t talk about… how the CHEATING Democrats circumvented State Legislatures… in Swing States to rig the 2020 Presidential Election, or how Democrats paid for votes in many Urban Centers, in a little thing called “walking around money,”… massive Fake Mail-In Ballots, illegal immigrants and dead people who voted (for Dems), and much more.” These preposterous insinuations are lies.
Democrats did not pay for votes; “Fake Mail-In Ballots” did not plague the election; there were no influxes of pro-Democratic ballots in the names of dead people as Trump claimed; and the nonsense goes on. Check out his statement in full by clicking on the post below:
Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America: pic.twitter.com/VaaaYCnxwT
— RSBN 🇺🇸 (@RSBNetwork) April 5, 2021
As outlined in the Times report that sent Trump into a rage, the ex-president’s campaign employed pre-checked boxes on their fundraising forms that sometimes featured eight or nine lines of text before getting to the notice that the boxes would set up additional donations if left checked. Fraud claims associated with unexpected recurring charges from the Trump campaign soared, and the Trump campaign ended up refunding tens of millions of dollars.