Donald Trump may have discovered a lifetime revenue line. He sends letters out to his voters asking for money, and they gladly cash their Social Security checks and fork their dollars over. Sure, they are being ripped off by their leader. Yet, they do not seem to care. It is all a grift, but they have an excuse.
The fundraising letters show his campaign slogan “Save America:”
‘We need you to join the fight to SECURE OUR ELECTIONS!’
So why do they send money to his PAC? Their answer is simple, they like him. And after all, they are spending their own money. He gives them the thin patina of helping protect our great nation.
Translating political fundraising-speak, “join the fight” is just another way of saying “send money.”
The Washington Post pointed out that the money Trump has been hauling in does not even try to hide its real purpose:
‘Former president Donald Trump’s political PAC raised about $75 million in the first half of this year as he trumpeted the false notion that the 2020 election was stolen from him, but the group has not devoted funds to help finance the ongoing ballot review in Arizona or to push for similar endeavors in other states, according to people familiar with the finances.’
The ex-president gives mild lip service to Arizona’s “audit.” He finances his jaunts around the country and legal expenses from the same pot of gold. And gold it is, $75 million in just six months of this year.
‘[S]ome of the former president’s travel, legal costs and staff, along with other expenses.’
In December 2020, The Politico ran this report:
‘President Donald Trump has been on a relentless, misleading and highly lucrative fundraising drive since losing reelection, telling supporters that they can help overturn the results if they donate while directing the bulk of the cash to his newest political group instead of the entities fighting in court.’
The former occupant of the White House has been legal, too, according to MSNBC:
‘[It is ]essentially a type of slush fund, with few restrictions on how the money they raise can be spent.’
At this point, it is not clear whether the ex-president believes the election truly was stolen from him. Along with other characteristics common among psychopaths is their strange ability to tell us a lie, then believe it themselves. Certainly, he has no respect for those he cons, but has he ever respected anyone?
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