Do you remember the good ol’ days when Donald Trump was so stinkin’ rich that he would be free from the encumbrances that come from grovelling for the finances needed to win the presidency? He told us he would personally finance the whole thing if he had to.
Good times. Good times.
Well, apparently he’s either a baldfaced liar or he’s not as wealthy as he claimed to be. Maybe both, which is perhaps another reason he refuses to release his tax returns.
As Trump continues beating the drum that the RNC is responsible for his lack of success, his monetary shortfall is very serious, as multiple reports continue to flow from the campaign about the lack of any ground organization and the unbelievable fact that he has spent ZERO on TV advertising with only 82 days to go until the election.
So, what is Trump’s plan besides his nightly appearances on Faux News to get the word out about crooked Hillary and how he will Make America Great Again. Since he apparently lacks the personal wealth he claims to have, and with the RNC directing its limited resources away from Trump in an attempt to save down-ticket Republicans facing defeat with The Donald leading the GOP ticket, Trump is now skirting the law by appealing to foreigners for direct campaign contributions.
According to a news story from The Hill, a member of the Australian Parliament received a direct solicitation from the Trump campaign this past weekend, an action that the non-profit watchdog group, the Campaign Legal Center, says is “clearly illegal.” They have filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) in addition to sending a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ).
General counsel for the watchdog group, Larry Nobel, says that Trump’s “refusal to put a stop to the solicitations is compelling evidence of the campaign’s flagrant disregard for the law.”
Foreign individuals, corporations, and governments are not allowed to give directly to US candidates or to influence US elections by advertising. But, hey, Trump’s the law and order candidate, right? So I’m pretty sure his supporters will ignore this scandal too.
Personally, I don’t understand what the big deal is. It’s not like anyone with the Trump campaign has recently been illegally involved financially with a foreign government. Right Paul Manafort?
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