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MAGA Faithful Are Getting Scammed By Hucksters Selling Worthless ‘Trump Bucks’

There’s an eponymous saying attributed to P.T. Barnum that we’re all familiar with: There’s a sucker born every minute.

But based on a report from NBC News, it’s probably safe to say that when it comes to supporters of failed, one-term, twice-impeached and once-indicted former president Donald Trump, those suckers are born every second.

Take, for example, John Amann, who says he purchased $2,200 worth of Trump Bucks over the past year but was told they were worthless when he tried to cash them in at his bank.

NBC News has identified the Colorado-based companies behind the Trump Bucks as Patriots Dynasty, Patriots Future and USA Patriots and reviewed dozens of social posts, online complaints and hundreds of misleading ads for the products. Additionally, NBC News has found at least a dozen people like Amann who say they invested thousands of dollars after watching the pitches on Telegram and other websites that strongly suggested that Trump himself was endorsing these products.

“Now I’m questioning whether he is aware of this,” Amann said of Trump.

There’s no proof that the failed ex-president is connected to the scam, though if he were, you know he’d be getting a hefty share of the profits and would also likely deny he was.

Patriots Dynasty, the company behind the scam, operates out of a industrial center in Denver and has been given an F rating by the Better Business Bureau.

All of this is part of a larger scam goes by the moniker of the Trump Rebate Banking System (TRB for short), which is telling buyers that when Trump is returned to office, he’ll unveil a new monetary system that will magically transform the Trump Bucks into money that is worth much more than what they paid for the items.

Invest in a TRB membership card “issued by Donald Trump,” the ads from Patriots Dynasty, Patriots Future and USA Patriots claim, and the purchaser who spent, say, $99.99 on a “$10,000 Diamond Trump Bucks” bill will be able to cash it in for $10,000 at major banks and retailers like Walmart, Costco and Home Depot.

“TRB system membership cards are official cards issued by Donald Trump to allow Trump Bucks holders to use Trump Bucks as legal tender and deposit them in banks such as JP Morgan Chase, the Bank of America and Wells Fargo,” a narrator identified only as “John” that appears to be a computer-generated voice says in one YouTube ad just moments after cautioning viewers that “Trump Bucks are not legal tender.”

Another victim, a 75-year-old grandmother who lives in Alabama, had this to say about the Trump Bucks, which she now realizes have no value whatsoever:

“I saw all these ads on Telegram that had Trump pushing coins and checks that he endorsed and how you can cash them in after a year and make a profit. I was told how you can go to Bank of America or Target or Amazon to cash them in.”

But when she went to the local Bank of America branch, she found out that she’d been conned out of $1,500.

“When we get there the lady tells me she’s seen dozens of people coming in to cash these checks and they have nothing to do with this,” the grandmother said.

“Now I realize, well, that was stupid,” she said. “But I bought them because I believed President Trump, because he knows all about finance, and he was going to help the real Trump Patriots get rich.”

Suckers. Every last one of them.


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WATCH A Trump Supporter Attack Anti-Trump Protesters In New York City

A supporter of failed one-term ex-president Donald Trump tried to attack anti-Trump protesters in New York City Tuesday morning and had to be pulled away by police.

David Mack of BuzzFeed News shared video of the incident on Twitter and it quickly went viral.

“A Trump supporter just rushed the banner and tried to tear it up. Started attacking the anti-Trump protesters. Very ugly and heated. Swarmed by media. Police struggled to get in to break it up. Getting heated.”

Law enforcement had to step in and separate the two groups.

The confrontation came just hours before Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is scheduled to hold a pro-Trump rally in the very same area of downtown Manhattan.

The disgraced former president will be arraigned, booked, fingerprinted, and photographed at 1:30 pm. He will then return to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, and make a speech later this evening.

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Crowd At Trump’s Texas Rally Began Leaving After 30 Minutes: Report

Based on the behavior of the crowd that showed up for failed, one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump’s Saturday rally in Waco, Texas, the 2024 race for the White House could wind up being a rocky one for the disgraced ex-president.

According to the Waco Tribune-Herald, large numbers of the MAGA faithful began heading for the exits after just 30 minutes.

Trump arrived shortly before 6 p.m., his plane circling the airport as attendees intently looked to the heavens. He wrapped up at 7:32 in the evening, though quite a few fans did not last that long.

About 30 minutes into the rally, the crowd began to thin, with people getting a head start on the walk back to the parking lots, designated and otherwise. Several leaving early said they accomplished what they wanted to achieve by showing up for the rally, enduring traffic and long lines. Some said after hours on the tarmac, they were tired, hungry or both and wanted to get home.

Since when are the Trump fanatics thinking about being tired or hungry when their tangerine savior is speaking?

Then again, maybe it was the speech itself, which was a litany of worn-out grievances and racist tropes, including the usual bullshit about how the 2020 election had been stolen (minus any tangible proof) and anyone who tries to indict him is actually attacking his supporters.

But it sounds like much of the fervor for Trump and his noxious rhetoric has begun to die down. Maybe because people are sick and tired of the same old shit. Or maybe because even he doesn’t actually have his heart in another run for president. After all, the only reason he’s running is so he can try to forestall the inevitable prison terms that are on the way.

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Online Chatter Suggests Trump Faithful Are Stocking Up On Weapons As They Prepare For His Arrest

If and when failed one-term former president Donald Trump surrenders to Manhattan authorities next week and is fingerprinted, photographed, and formally booked, some security officials suggest there may be mass protests across the country that could turn violent.

Republican political adviser Lucy Caldwell said Sunday on MSNBC that street protests are especially troubling in light of online chatter that suggests violence may indeed be planned after the ex-president is arraigned and that supporters are stocking up on weapons.

“(Trump) has been setting up this narrative this whole time; what he said at CPAC a couple of weeks ago, where he said ‘I’m your retribution.’ When he talks about ‘we’ he uses the first person pronouns to describe ‘we’ the collective being under attack, what ‘we’ must do what they’re doing to us.”


Caldwell continued:

“He is using typical classic cult leader language to bring these people into the fold and they’re responding. In between when he announced that is that he expects to be arrested next week, and when he announced that cult rally in Waco, investigators have seen that actually his supporters did go online and start organizing to buy protective gear, to stock up on weaponry. To do all the things that people do when they’re reacting to a cult leader.

“It’s a very grave and dangerous situation, but I think, Jonathan, you are not over-reading the tea leaves at all here.”


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Former Fox News Producer: Trump’s Supporters Are ‘Cousin F*cker Types’ And ‘Terrorists’

While both Fox News and Donald Trump have relied on what can best be called a symbiotic (although at times troubled) relationship over the past few years, it seems that those who know the ex-president and his supporters the best at Fox are not impressed with either the Donald or his acolytes.

Such is the takeaway to be found in a fascinating article by Rosalind Helderman and Josh Dawsey of The Washington Post, who note that a former top Fox producer compared Trump’s minions as inbred terrorists.

Alex Pfeiffer was a producer for Tucker Carlson’s primetime show on Fox, and text messages between he and former Fox Vice President Raj Shah reveal that they didn’t believe any of the bullshit being spread about the 2020 election being stolen from the disgraced former president.

Shah: “Might wanna address this, but this stuff is so f*cking insane. Vote rigging to the tune of millions? C’mon.”

Pfeiffer: “It is so insane but our viewers believe it so addressing again how her stupid Venezuela affidavit isn’t proof might insult them.”

In another message, Pfeiffer referenced Trump attorney Sidney Powell, who was demanding time on the network to disseminate her lies about election fraud, none of which she was ever able to substantiate with any evidence, leading Pfeiffer to note:

“Like negotiating with terrorists. But especially dumb ones. Cousin f*cker types not Saudi royalty.”

Pfeiffer also thought Carlson was falling for the crap being spun by the Trump team and thought his nightly monologues were little more than propaganda instead of news.

“Our job is to react nightly to the news of the day not deliver a thesis on what ails America. I feel like Tucker thinks it is the later.”

For his part, Shah expressed doubt about the bizarre rantings of Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani.

“This sounds SO F—— CRAZY btw,” wrote Raj Shah, who had served as a senior aide in Donald Trump’s White House for two years before his hiring at Fox. “Rudy looks awful,” a deputy wrote back, prompting Shah to respond that “he objectively looks like he was a dead person voting 2 weeks ago.”

All of these revelations are part of the defamation lawsuit filed against Fox by Dominion Voting Systems, which is seeking $1.6 billion from the network for their part in the 2020 election fraud scheme.