Trump's Facebook Fundraising Scam against his own supporters

dublinbay z6 (KS)

Well, if this doesn't take the cake!


"President Trump would love to have dinner with you, for the low, low price of a $10,000 fine.

The Trump campaign blitzed supporters this week asking for donations in exchange for the chance to attend a "VIP dinner" with the president in Southampton, New York on Aug. 8, but Popular Information's Judd Legum, who investigated the contest, says the fundraising attempt is a pretty blatant "scam."

The ads, which reportedly cost the campaign $100,000 to run on Facebook, failed to mention that anyone residing in one of 35 states is legally barred from attending the fundraiser (or any event in the state of New York, for that matter).

Since late June, visitors to New York who are coming from states with surging COVID-19 numbers have been told they need to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine to help prevent the virus' spread. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has since doubled down on that requirement, imposing fines and installing checkpoints for visitors.

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"In one heavily promoted version of the ad, 73 percent of the impressions were targeted at users in states subject to New York's quarantine order," Legum writes.

The Trump campaign seems to have advertised the fundraiser knowing much of its targeted audience wouldn't be in a position to actually attend, as the contest rules give the campaign permission "to suspend or cancel the Promotion" if any "viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor's control" interfere.

Essentially, anything from the mandatory quarantine order to a fruit fly infestation could give Trump reason to bail."


Now what's this? The Art of the Deal?

What was that game we played as kids? 1--I win; 2--you lose; 3--I win; 4--you lose; etc. My big sister always seemed to win!


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miss lindsey (She/Her)(8a)

Nah, not weird and not exactly a scam. Just a way to make Cuomo look bad when he enforces the law that is already in place.

“Gee, if meanie pants Cuomo didn’t keep you out you could have had dinner with me. He’s such a meanie. Poor me. And poor you, too. Let’s send federal troops!”

Very, very typical of Don the Con.

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