Failed, one-term, twice-impeached former president Donald Trump is in a serious financial bind, and he’s so desperate for cash that now he’s trying to get his supporters to fork over $50 just to see a video message from him.
According to recent reports, the loser ex-president is facing legal problems in New York, Georgia, and from federal investigators who suspect he violated the Espionage Act for hoarding top secret documents at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
Business is also going badly for the Donald, with his Trump Social site hemorrhaging money as investors pull millions from his venture and the entire operation circles the drain.
When in doubt, Trump relies on the ignorance and gullibility of his MAGA faithful, and that’s exactly what he’s doing this time, with Ron Filpkowski revealing the begging for cash is so the donor can get a special message from the lifetime loser.
Be sure and note the language used: FIRST CHANCE, NEW VIDEO, TOP SECRET, and now you can “unlock the video message” for a mere $50 donation. Don’t delay; act today!
Desperate much, Donnie?
Worst of all, thousands of Trumpers will gladly fork over the 50 bucks and do without their medicine for a month just so they can see a message from the Grifter-in-Chief. It’s like an addiction and they need their fix.
The best part about the latest Trump bullshit parade is the reaction it drew on social media.
Former president Donald Trump’s Save America political action committee (PAC) has been busy since last Monday, sending out over 100 emails begging his supporters for contributions as a result of the FBI search of his Mar-a-Lago resort, according toThe Washington Post.
Contributions to Trump’s political action committee topped $1 million on at least two days after the Aug. 8 search of his Palm Beach, Fla., estate, according to two people familiar with the figures. The daily hauls jumped from a level of $200,000 to $300,000 that had been typical in recent months, according to the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss nonpublic information.
The donations stayed unusually high for several more days and are still above average, both of these people said, though they have leveled off in recent days. There are more contributors than usual, these people said, and the average donation has climbed.
Jessica Baldwin-Philippi, a professor at Fordham University who studies digital communications, says the search of Trump’s Florida golf resort has ignited rage among his most ardent fans, which has translated into a major cash haul:
The emails from the Save America PAC are hyperbolic and at times absurd, The Postnotes, featuring words designed to elicit a response from the reader: “THEY BROKE INTO MY HOME,” “They’re coming after YOU,” and “THIS IS INSANE.”
Since he left office after being soundly defeated by President Joe Biden, Trump has managed to raise over $100 million for his PAC, and most of the spending has been (surprise!) on himself:
(Trump) has kept most of the money, only spending big on a handful of races and paying for some staff, legal fees and travel, according to a review of disclosure filings. He has told advisers he wants to keep the money and that it shows political strength.
The Republican Party is also attempting to use the FBI search of Trump’s Palm Beach resort to raise money for the midterm elections. With polls showing the GOP losing momentum to Democrats and issues such as abortion rights foremost in voter’s minds, Republicans have seen contributions dwindle.
As usual for Donald Trump, it’s all about the grift.
The House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol revealed Monday that failed, one-term former president Donald Trump likely committed yet another crime in connection with his attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
Committee member Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) also touched on the subject of the bogus defense fund:
“Mr. Chairman, at this time I would ask for unanimous consent to include in the record a video presentation describing how President Trump used the lies he told to raise millions of dollars from the American people. These fund-raising schemes were also part of the effort to disseminate the false claims of election fraud.”
That means Trump and anyone else associated with the fake election defense fund can be charged with wire fraud, according to former U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade, who explained on MSNBC:
Wire fraud occurs when interstate wirings are used in furtherance of a criminal act. In order for a defendant to be convicted under 18 U.S.C. 1343 for committing wire fraud, the follow elements must be satisified: (1) the defendant must have been engaged in a scheme to defraud; (2) the scheme must have involved material misstatements or omissions; (3) the scheme resulted, or would have resulted upon completion, in the loss of money, property, or honest services; (4) the defendant must have used interstate wirings in furtherance of scheme to defraud; and (5) the defendant used or caused the use of interstate wirings.
The crimes allegedly committed by Trump continue to mount.
It’s a given that most ex-presidents often give high-profile speeches after they leave office, often for very large sums of money.
In 2017, former President Barack Obama spoke at a healthcare conference hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald and pocketed a cool $400,000 for his efforts. He was also heavily criticized for that speech because he had previous said:
And now we have failed, one-term, twice-impeached former President Donald Trump stepping into the speaking for cash bonanza, but what he’s doing is quite different than speaking to a room of bankers.
According to Axios, the Donald is now renting himself out as a motivational speaker:
At events hosted by an outfit called the American Freedom Tour, Trump is whipping up arena-sized crowds resembling his campaign rallies.
It’s privately run — and, according to organizers, it’s driving huge audience interest.
Trump stands to benefit on both ends. He headlines a rally-type event with a third party footing the bill, and stands to gets a hefty payout for his time.
AFT’s founder, Chris Widener, told Axios that “most all of our speakers get paid an honorarium for the event,” but he declined to name Trump’s fee.
Trump’s next speech is Saturday in Austin, Texas, and you can attend at one of three levels of support, depending on how much cash you have to waste on a boring recitation of bullshit from the worst ex-president in American history:
Ticket prices start at $9, for the Satellite tier. That includes a spot in an overflow room at the venue to watch the program on a TV screen.
Presidential tier tickets cost $4,995. That includes early access to the event site, admission to a reception and a photo-op with Trump’s son Don Jr., as well as premium seating to watch Trump speak in person.
No price is listed for the top Patriot tier. Interested parties are instructed to email for more information. That tier includes a roundtable and photo-op with former President Trump himself and a roundtable with former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
AFT, it should be noted, is run by Widener and Brian Forte, who sounds a great deal like Trump in that he’s fond of not paying his bills.
In 2018, Forte filed for bankruptcy, which seems odd for a man who often speaks about how you can achieve success like his:
Forte’s scheduled talk was themed “success” despite his own financial history. He filed for bankruptcy in 2018, records show.
“He did not complete the process. He has never been bankrupt,” said AFT spokesperson Larry Ward, a veteran Republican media consultant. A $200,000 tax lien filed against Forte by the IRS late last year “is being resolved,” Ward said.
“Being resolved” is another way of saying that Forte is trying to work out a payment plan with the IRS to avoid going to prison.
Can you imagine paying $5,000 just to hear a boring asshat like Donald Trump speak? The man has nothing to say that’s worth hearing!
Hell, I’d pay $5,000 right now to have Donald Trump never open his yap again. And I’d get my money back, because you know he could never stay silent for more than five minutes unless he’s sound asleep.
Failed, one-term, twice-impeached former President Donald Trump absolutely loves to falsely claim that he single-handedly won the so-called “war on Christmas” which he alleges (also falsely) has been instigated by liberals and progressives.
When he was still president, Trump often gave himself verbal pats on the back as he told his brainless supporters that he had made it safe for us all to say “Merry Christmas” again, even though in reality we never stopped saying it.
And now, even though Christmas remains six weeks off, Donnie Claus is offering us all chance to purchase a Christmas stocking with his ugly mug on the front of it. If that’s not enough to make you retch up your turkey and dressing, then you must have a stomach made of titanium.
Since he’s no longer allowed on Twitter or Facebook, the ex-president had his “communications director,” Liz Harrington, send out the Trump Christmas stocking announcement:
OK, here’s a couple of things about the Trump stocking:
Why does his face have to be ALL OVER the damn thing?!
“Save America”? Really? If we really want to save America, we’ll put the Trump family behind bars for the next 50 years.
The symbolism of the flames in the fireplace appearing ready to consume the stocking cannot be overstated. It brings to mind images of Trump in hell (where he’s probably headed) as well as how he nearly burned down the foundations of the American republic.
Oh, and don’t forget that in order to get the Trump stocking, you have to donate $50 or more, even though the thing is likely made in China and cost less than a buck to produce.
Twitter users had some thoughts on Donnie’s latest scam: