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Americans Disgusted to Learn Trump’s PAC for ‘Voter Fraud’ Paid Melania’s Fashion Designer for ‘Strategy Consulting’
Ugh, this woman. Heck, this family. They have absolutely no morals, no ethics, and the have absolutely no regard for the American people, including their own gullible supporters.
Friday morning USA Today reported that Donald Trump’s Save America PAC, which he launched after the 2020 presidential election to challenge the results and raise money for candidates he supports, paid $60,000 to Melania Trump’s fashion designer/stylist, according to Federal Elections Commission (FEC) filings.
The filings show the PAC made four payments to Herve Pierre Braillard for “strategy consulting,” paying him $6,000 on April 7 and $18,000 on May 4, June 3 and June 24.
The FEC forbids candidate PACs from spending money on personal items, but Save America is a leadership PAC, which has fewer restrictions, and the Trumps are basically using the fund as their own personal slush fund, and basically using it as their income.
The January 6th committee has criticized the Save America PAC for raising millions of dollars for election fraud claims that it knew were false. People were encouraged to make donations for an election defense fund, but two former Trump aides testified before the committee that the fund did not exist and was just a marketing tactic. Remember, many people who made donations are just regular people, making small dollar donations. But those small dollars add up quickly.
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Trump is a billionaire. How much of a billionaire we don’t really know. But if he wealthy enough to pay for his wife’s own clothes and styling.
As expected, people on Twitter were absolutely disgusted:
So, according to USA Today, $60,000 in donations, including those from Trump's impoverished, hopeful supporters, were used to pay for his wife's high fashion.
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) August 5, 2022
Trump's hoodwinked supporters paid for Melania's wardrobe.
It's a grift. It's all a grift. https://t.co/UxJiBT07ZO
— Bill Prady 🇺🇦 (@billprady) August 5, 2022
I am starting to get the feeling that these Trumps are only interested in taking money from their supporters?!?!?
— Hot Karl (@HotKarl16) August 5, 2022
Just a continuous stream of corruption with no consequences. Do we still have laws in this country or are they just for the people that can't afford a lawyer? The corruption must stop.
— Vote Blue Suzy 23 (@Suzy2313922857) August 5, 2022
Got to wonder how much money from that PAC went to plastic surgeons for GOP women ?
— Andy King (@Dedeletruckeur) August 5, 2022
This kind of thing still angers me until I realize the odds are good that there will be no consequences for it.
Donald J. CHUMP did much to nudge the republic to banana republic status.
Look for the next GQP administration to engage openly in even worse misconduct.
— Gern Blanston III (@GERN4321) August 5, 2022
How is any of this: donor money going to fashion designers, Trump’s private lawyers, friends of Trump on “inauguration committees”, etc,etc, etc, not corruption?
As a country, are we expected to just shrug this off?
— TwoWordTony (@twowordtony) August 5, 2022
Not surprised any longer by the unbelievable grifting being exposed. Melania is just as corrupt as the rest of the tRUMPS. 🤷🏻♀️
— CAK53AZ 💙 🌵☘️🌻🇺🇦 (@AuntCakkieRN) August 5, 2022
And no one in Maganistan will ever hear about this.
— @𝕊𝕦𝕟𝕕𝕒𝕖_𝔾𝕚𝕣𝕝 (@SundaeDivine) August 5, 2022