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(Newsweek)   Trump team sends out email begging supporters for $1 to fight fake news   ( newsweek.com) divider line
    More: Facepalm, President Donald Trump, United States Senate, Republican Party, President of the United States, Democratic Party, Barack Obama, United States House of Representatives, 'all-out fundraising blitz  
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2017-07-31 08:10:52 AM  
Every $1 donated helps launder $10.
 
2017-07-31 08:13:58 AM  
Today he's doing it online.

Next year he'll be sitting on a Manhattan street corner, worn paper cup in hand, still soliciting dollars. Will also give handjobs for cash.
 
2017-07-31 08:17:10 AM  
Makes sense.   He's still in campaign mode.
 
2017-07-31 08:18:18 AM  
Please send us money to pay our lawyers fight fake news.
 
2017-07-31 08:21:42 AM  
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2017-07-31 08:24:02 AM  
Act now and we'll throw in not one but two free sticks of Head On™

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/Apply directly to forehead (also ™)
 
2017-07-31 08:24:03 AM  
For less than a cup of covfefe, you can help destroy the fourth estate!
 
2017-07-31 08:25:43 AM  
For only pennies a day, YOU can fight the "fake media" and MAGA!
 
2017-07-31 08:27:53 AM  
This guy is totally a billionaire.
 
2017-07-31 08:28:22 AM  
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2017-07-31 08:30:15 AM  
Grifter in Cheif
 
2017-07-31 08:30:45 AM  
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Trump wants a dollar to fight fake news

which is any source that doesn't hold his views

.

So, what will your dollar buy?

Perhaps it will fund a Russian spy

.

Maybe it will fund the zeal

for that first amendment repeal

.

Anyway, it's best to throw Trump a bone

otherwise, he'd have to use money of his own.

.

Burma Shave

 
2017-07-31 08:31:29 AM  
I know that this is all a grift, but how does sending money fight fake news?
 
2017-07-31 08:32:09 AM  

cookiefleck: I know that this is all a grift, but how does sending money fight fake news?


Doesn't matter. JUST SEND THE DAMN MONEY!
 
2017-07-31 08:32:35 AM  
Remember though that Trump won't be beholden to any special interests because he's independently wealthy.
 
2017-07-31 08:33:41 AM  

PainInTheASP: Act now and we'll throw in not one but two free sticks of Head On™

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/Apply directly to forehead (also ™)


What would they call this if it was for erectile dysfunction? Hmmmmmmm
 
2017-07-31 08:33:56 AM  
The good news is, in about a year when he has someone ghost write his memoir about this journey to the Presidency, he won't be able to profit a dime from it because there are laws against profiting from a crime.
 
2017-07-31 08:34:02 AM  
I got a few of those last week before spam blocking them. Thanks a lot to whoever signed me up for that shiat. Maybe it wasn't somebody here, but it's most likely.
 
2017-07-31 08:35:46 AM  
$1 donation requests are normal for campaigns. The point isn't as much the money as having a good list of people on your e-mail list that are:

1) Engaged enough to read the constant e-mails.
2) Motivated enough to take out their credit cards for a cause (because getting someone to donate ANYTHING is harder than getting them to donate actual money if the cause is right.)

Having a list of people to target (either to hit up yourself later or to sell to other campaigns) is a very valuable thing.

Also, calling it: the Trump Organization will "somehow" get its hands on the list and will be selling them every Trump branded product under the sun (language about it showing your patriotism and pissing off the libs optional.)
 
2017-07-31 08:41:16 AM  

cookiefleck: I know that this is all a grift, but how does sending money fight fake news?


It goes to paying for conservative talking heads making the rounds in news cycles and advertisements to spread misinformation about your opponent's goals, intentions and integrity.

Most of it will probably end up getting handled by organizations like the Heartland Institute, if it's not being shelled out to Bannon's friends over at Brietbart or 'experts' who advise Fox News.
 
2017-07-31 08:41:48 AM  
"Hey big man, let me hold a dollar."
 
2017-07-31 08:41:52 AM  

cookiefleck: I know that this is all a grift, but how does sending money fight fake news?


So there's no attempt to say how the money will be used? Just like... send us a dollar, and you'll go straight to heaven when you die...?

I daren't rtfa, it'll anny the hell out of me.
 
2017-07-31 08:43:11 AM  
You too can STIGGINIT, just like a successful businessman, for just one dollar!
 
2017-07-31 08:43:41 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: This guy is totally a billionaire.


The first rule of getting rich is to always spend other people's money.
 
2017-07-31 08:49:28 AM  
Translation:  I need to pay another lawyer's retainer.
 
2017-07-31 08:49:34 AM  
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2017-07-31 08:57:41 AM  
My M-I-L...
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2017-07-31 08:59:20 AM  

cookiefleck: I know that this is all a grift, but how does sending money fight fake news?


You don't sound like a true patriot that loves liberty, MAGA, our troops and freedom; and hates fake news. You should send $3.
 
2017-07-31 08:59:31 AM  

cookiefleck: I know that this is all a grift, but how does sending money fight fake news?


Because Benghazi.
 
2017-07-31 09:02:11 AM  
Why does a sitting President need a fundraiser?

*CaptainKirk.jpg
 
2017-07-31 09:03:03 AM  
Over/under on how long it takes the trump braintrust to decide to try this on the middle America rubes:
Due to the FAKE NEWS MEDIA the CORRUPT HILLARY CLINTON was able to lock up TRILLIONS of my dollars that I need to effectively MAGA. For just the small sum of $100 (one hundred United States dollars) you can help me resecure my TRILLIONS and continue my fight against the FAKE NEWS MEDIA and CORRUPT HILLARY CLINTON. Be a true patriot (not like the ones that get captured) and MAGA!
 
2017-07-31 09:03:58 AM  
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2017-07-31 09:05:06 AM  

squirrelinator: Why does a supposed billionairesitting President need a fundraiser?

*CaptainKirk.jpg


seriously tho
 
2017-07-31 09:05:42 AM  

Lady J: cookiefleck: I know that this is all a grift, but how does sending money fight fake news?

So there's no attempt to say how the money will be used? Just like... send us a dollar, and you'll go straight to heaven when you die...?

I daren't rtfa, it'll anny the hell out of me.


I find your lack of faith... disturbing.

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2017-07-31 09:08:07 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Lady J: cookiefleck: I know that this is all a grift, but how does sending money fight fake news?

So there's no attempt to say how the money will be used? Just like... send us a dollar, and you'll go straight to heaven when you die...?

I daren't rtfa, it'll anny the hell out of me.

I find your lack of faith... disturbing.

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hmm. swindling, hypocritical piece of shiat.
 
2017-07-31 09:08:36 AM  
Pay the dollar to get on the list, and you'll be able to vote next year.
 
2017-07-31 09:15:45 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Lady J: cookiefleck: I know that this is all a grift, but how does sending money fight fake news?

So there's no attempt to say how the money will be used? Just like... send us a dollar, and you'll go straight to heaven when you die...?

I daren't rtfa, it'll anny the hell out of me.

I find your lack of faith... disturbing.

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ICP-Hellalujah
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/pass the collection plate
 
2017-07-31 09:17:04 AM  

bainsguy: squirrelinator: Why does a supposed billionairesitting President need a fundraiser?

*CaptainKirk.jpg

seriously tho


Also it's captain Picard
 
2017-07-31 09:17:52 AM  

cookiefleck: I know that this is all a grift, but how does sending money fight fake news?


Because the Fake Media keep saying that Trump isn't as rich as he claims to be. Send him lots of money, and he WILL be that rich. And then he can claim that the Fake Media is wrong. Simple.
 
2017-07-31 09:41:48 AM  
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Don't spend it all in one place
 
2017-07-31 09:41:57 AM  

Texas Gabe: cookiefleck: I know that this is all a grift, but how does sending money fight fake news?

Because the Fake Media keep saying that Trump isn't as rich as he claims to be. Send him lots of money, and he WILL be that rich. And then he can claim that the Fake Media is wrong. Simple.


No...wait...that actually makes sense. There was a time not that long ago where it would seem like total madness that the U.S President is trying to hustle money to fight the media but this is the world we live in now.
 
2017-07-31 09:51:54 AM  

natural316: bainsguy: squirrelinator: Why does a supposed billionairesitting President need a fundraiser?

*CaptainKirk.jpg

seriously tho

Also it's captain Picard


Why does God need a Starship?
 
2017-07-31 09:52:11 AM  
Trump the biggest fake news ever
 
2017-07-31 09:56:00 AM  
I need a dollar dollar, a dollar is what I need
Hey hey
Well I need a dollar dollar, a dollar is what I need
Hey hey
And I said I need dollar dollar, a dollar is what I need
And if I fight those gays for you would you share your dollar with me
 
2017-07-31 09:58:58 AM  

cookiefleck: I know that this is all a grift, but how does sending money fight fake news?


It doesn't, it pays for their legal defense.  Every fundraiser they've had for the last several months, pushing money into super PACs and election funds  it's going straight to paying for high-priced lawyers that a lot of them cannot afford.

 Everyone of those made in China MAGA hats pays for about a second and a half of legal representation for Mike Pence or Jared or Ivanka or Jr. Or Donald and other treasonous, larcenous friends.
 
2017-07-31 10:10:11 AM  
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2017-07-31 10:15:42 AM  
Every dollar sent to Trump isn't going to 2018 campaigns.
 
2017-07-31 10:31:06 AM  
I want to know if they used any government resources to raise these funds.
 
2017-07-31 10:38:17 AM  

raerae1980: Makes sense.   He's still in campaign mode.


Every dollar donated to a PAC that "someone else" runs is another dollar in Trump's pocket. Of COURSE he is in campaign mode. He makes a mint for almost zero effort, and it reinforces his ego. Win-win for him.
 
2017-07-31 10:56:45 AM  

bobug: raerae1980: Makes sense.   He's still in campaign mode.

Every dollar donated to a PAC that "someone else" runs is another dollar in Trump's pocket. Of COURSE he is in campaign mode. He makes a mint for almost zero effort, and it reinforces his ego. Win-win for him.


He's tweaking the calendar, but he plans to make a large fortune on his own impeachment.  Let that sink in.
 
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