Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Donald Trump has charged his own reelection campaign $1.3 million for rent, food, lodging and other expenses since taking office, according to a Forbes analysis of the latest campaign filings. And although outsiders have contributed more than $50 million to the campaign, the billionaire president hasn't handed over any of his own cash. The net effect: $1.3 million of donor money has turned into $1.3 million of Trump money. Trump moved from his campaign into his business. Since then, his campaign filed additional documentation showing that it spent another $180,000 at Trump-owned properties in the final three months of 2018. None of this seemed likely when Donald Trump first got into politics. "I don't need anybody's money," he announced on the day he launched his 2016 campaign, standing inside the marble atrium at Trump Tower. "I'm using my own money. I'm not using the lobbyists. I'm not using donors. I don't care. I'm really rich."

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"But he donated his salary dot dot dot"

-- you know who

#1 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-05-22 09:22 AM | Reply

As usual he hid his intentions in plain sight.

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2019-05-22 09:42 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This is why he registered for reelection shortly after taking office. He can label public appearances as campaign events, stay at his own properties with his staff and secret service detail, and get paid to do so. It's a sweet deal if nobody is around to hold you acountable.

#3 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-05-22 09:46 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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