Over the first six months of this year, failed, one-term, twice-impeached former President Donald Trump’s political action committee (PAC) raised some $75 million, ostensibly to pay for “ballot reviews” such as the one underway in Arizona.
But the money has been spent on everything but those election reviews, according to the Washington Post:
“The Save America leadership PAC — which has few limits on how it can spend its money — has paid for some of the former president’s travel, legal costs and staff, along with other expenses, according to the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the group’s inner workings. The PAC has held onto much of its cash.
“Even as he assiduously tracks attempts by his allies to cast doubt on the integrity of last year’s election, Trump has been uninterested in personally bankrolling the efforts, relying on other entities and supporters to fund the endeavors, they said.”
It’s also believed that Trump will use the millions to back GOP candidates in the 2022 midterm elections and help start a war chest he can tap if he decides to run for a second term in 2024.
The former president collected the $75 million through online ads encouraging supporters to help him “secure” elections. One of those ads which ran on Facebook read:
But Trump is willing to let others foot the bill for securing elections, leading Trump biographer Tim O’Brien to remark:
For Donald Trump, it’s all about the grift, and it always will be.