Fundraising By Trump Rankles Liberals

Fundraising By Trump Rankles Liberals

Fundraising By Trump Rankles Liberals

All politicians have political action committees (PAC). It is a fact of political life. My own good Congressman Tim Burchett has a Leadership PAC. New York Times has a long article about the fundraising by President Donald Trump for his Save America PAC. Because Orange Man Still Bad, Trump must have nefarious reasons for his PAC.

The New York Times article “Trump’s Sleight of Hand: Shouting Fraud, Pocketing Donors’ Cash for Future” accuses Trump of just about everything but being Luke’s father. Speaking of movie references, our Kim wrote how Brian Stelter just doesn’t know how to quit Trump. Stelter isn’t the only one. The entire Democrat/Media/Big Tech Industrial Complex cannot quit The Donald.

The Times article begins by bemoaning the fact that Trump and the Republican National Committee did some massive fundraising on the contested election. They raised a quarter of a billion dollars in November and December. Holee shite, that is a lot of money. From the article:

But the Trump campaign spent only a tiny fraction of its haul on lawyers and other legal bills related to those claims. Instead, Mr. Trump and the G.O.P. stored away much of the money — $175 million or so — even as they continued to issue breathless, aggressive and often misleading appeals for cash that promised it would help with recounts, the rooting out of election fraud and even the Republican candidates’ chances in the two Senate runoff races in Georgia.

Nice sleight of hand there, NY Times. Trump and the R.N.C. raised a lot of money. Trump spent only a tiny bit. Instead, Trump and the G.O.P. squirreled their haul away. Trump, the R.N.C., and the G.O.P. are three different entities. By using the organization names in different ways, the Times slurs all of them. has the latest information on Trump’s Save America PAC:

Even after transferring over $78 million to the RNC, Save America and Trump’s campaign, the joint fundraising committee still has nearly $60 million in its own coffers. Some of that money is likely earmarked for Save America, so the $31.2 million in Trump’s new PAC could be the low end of what he has at his disposal.

The former president has already used Save America to target Republicans he sees as disloyal. The PAC’s most prominent target thus far has been Rep. Liz Cheney, the House Republican Conference chair and the most prominent GOP impeachment supporter. Save America commissioned and circulated a poll that purportedly found Cheney’s political standing under siege in Wyoming after her vote.

I don’t think that Trump is going to have to write a check to the State of Wyoming to get Miss Cheney gone. Cheney has already been censured in her nominal home state.

More from the Times “Sleight of Hand” article:

Mr. Trump’s extraordinary success raising money came mostly from grass-roots and online contributors drawn to his lie that the election result would soon be somehow wiped away. Only about a dozen donors gave $25,000 or more to one of Mr. Trump’s committees after Nov. 24. (The lone six-figure donation came from Elaine J. Wold, a major Republican donor in Florida.)

“Sophisticated donors are not dumb,” said Dan Eberhart, a major Republican donor who has supported Mr. Trump in the past. “They could see through what Trump was trying to do.”

Trump didn’t lie. He was naive and hopeful, but he didn’t lie. I was naive and hopeful. The crowd at the Rally for America on Freedom Plaza on December 11 was naive and hopeful. We were all let down by the Trump advisers who could have easily foreseen the mail-in ballot problems, and we were let down by the courts.

One more from the Times:

The Trump operation continued to spend on fund-raising, pouring millions into a secretive limited liability company, American Made Media Consultants, for online and text-message advertising. Family members of Mr. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence once served on the board of the company, which had more than $700 million in spending flow through it during the 2020 campaign.

“Secretive” American Made Media Consultants is on the 2nd floor of Conant Street in Waverly, Massachusetts where several other Republican consulting groups are housed. Nefarious, my Aunt Fanny. Here is a video of the nefarious activities:

“Amorphous” tasks like digital consulting and research consulting? Fundraising for money is the life’s blood of politics and knowledge is the power.

There are those of us out here who applaud Trump’s fundraising. We hope he spends a lot of it on electing solid candidates and cleaning up elections. No sleight of hand, children. Just the truth.

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