Donald Trump is at it again.
Donald Trump fleecing his donors
Donald Trump is fleecing his donors as he more than tripled his campaign office rent in Trump Tower after donors started paying the bill.
The Huffington Post reports the following.
WASHINGTON ― After bragging for a year about how cheaply he was running his campaign, Donald Trump is spending more freely now that other people are contributing ― particularly when the beneficiary is himself.
Trump nearly quintupled the monthly rent his presidential campaign pays for its headquarters at Trump Tower to $169,758 in July, when he was raising funds from donors, compared with March, when he was self-funding his campaign, according to a Huffington Post review of Federal Election Commission filings. The rent jumped even though he was paying fewer staff in July than he did in March.
The Trump campaign paid Trump Tower Commercial LLC $35,458 in March ― the same amount it had been paying since last summer ― and had 197 paid employees and consultants. In July, it paid 172 employees and consultants.
“If I was a donor, I’d want answers,” said a prominent Republican National Committee member who supports Trump, asking for anonymity to speak freely. “If they don’t have any more staff, and they’re paying five times more? That’s the kind of stuff I’d read and try to make an (attack) ad out of it.”
Every time Donald Trump speaks about being a self-funded campaign, he needs to be called out. Whenever he talks about being a good steward of other people’s money, he needs to be called out.
It is doubtful whether Trump really wants to be president. It is more likely that he wants to build an opposition media empire starting with claiming he lost the election because of some conspiracy. Trump is a man in debt to a lot of foreign interest and he is likely trying to open up his sources of income including milking those that he conned throughout this election.