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2020-10-20 9:29:56 PM  
Weird, a handful of "campaign strategists" named Ivinka, Erach, DJ, and Jared Kushner managed to soak up $900 million of that in "consulting fees." How strange.

/now in offshore accounts, undoubtedly.
 
2020-10-20 11:13:22 PM  
That's a shame
 
2020-10-20 11:30:47 PM  
You can't grift the money and have it too.
 
2020-10-21 1:05:40 AM  
So they're counting on the rallies to raise support? They think they're getting Dems and undecideds along to those things?
 
2020-10-21 1:36:02 AM  
He clearly spent a lot of that on dancing lessons.

I can't wait to see him on that reality show, what's it called... America's Most Wanted.
 
2020-10-21 1:38:16 AM  
Sure, burning through a billion dollars sounds impressive, and to some extent it is.  I certainly wouldn't mind helping out with a few million.  But in typical Trump fashion they've even halfassed this.
 
2020-10-21 1:39:14 AM  

recombobulator: Sure, burning through a billion dollars sounds impressive, and to some extent it is.  I certainly wouldn't mind helping out with a few million.  But in typical Trump fashion they've even halfassed this.


Err, this video was supposed to be included:

Should The Government Stop Dumping Money Into A Giant Hole?
Youtube JnX-D4kkPOQ
 
2020-10-21 1:39:59 AM  
Wow, you mean someone who has over a billion dollars in debt might be bad with money? Who knew?
 
2020-10-21 1:40:53 AM  
"You could literally have 10 monkeys with flamethrowers go after the money, and they wouldn't have burned through it as stupidly."

I was going to flag the use of "literally" before I remembered this is the Trump campaign.

Also, I'm guessing you'd have to separate the monkeys somehow.
 
2020-10-21 1:41:28 AM  
Of course, 'being bad with money' is hardly unique to Trump. It's just that other Republicans are just bad at it on a national scale rather than a personal one.
 
2020-10-21 1:42:21 AM  
"Other questionable expenditures by Trump and the RNC that are included in campaign finance disclosures:
- Nearly $100,000 spent on copies of Donald Trump Jr.'s book "Triggered," which helped propel it to the top of the New York Times bestsellers list.
- Over $7.4 million spent at Trump-branded properties since 2017.
- At least $35.2 million spent on Trump merchandise.
- $38.7 million in legal and "compliance" fees. In addition to tapping the RNC and his campaign to pay legal costs during his impeachment proceedings, Trump has also relied on his political operation to cover legal costs for some aides.
- At least $14.1 million spent on the Republican National Convention. The event was supposed to have been held in Charlotte, North Carolina, but Trump relocated it to Jacksonville, Florida, after a dispute with North Carolina's Democratic governor over coronavirus safety measures. The Florida event was ultimately cancelled, as well, with a mostly online convention taking its place.

- $912,000 spent on ads that ran on the personal Facebook pages of Parscale and Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson.
- A $250,000 ad run during Game 7 of the 2019 World Series, which came after Trump was booed by spectators when he attended Game 5.
- At least $218,000 for Trump surrogates to travel aboard private jets provided by campaign donors.
- $1.6 million on TV ads in the Washington, D.C., media market, an overwhelmingly Democratic area where Trump has little chance of winning but where he is a regular TV watcher
."

The best people.
 
2020-10-21 1:46:47 AM  
Like a speshul boy eating a bag of marbles is how he went through it.
 
2020-10-21 1:47:25 AM  
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2020-10-21 1:52:00 AM  
Trumps are shopaholics. They're bad with money and Donald Trump abuses the public's trust.

Monkeys are better people than Trumps.
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2020-10-21 1:56:43 AM  
I think I have a new frontrunner on my preferred method of execution should any of these dickbags ever face actual justice.
 
2020-10-21 1:58:46 AM  

Harmonic Discord: - $912,000 spent on ads that ran on the personal Facebook pages of Parscale and Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson


Parscale & Pierson have a combined reach of 194K followers so we're talking $4.70 per follower.
 
2020-10-21 2:02:42 AM  

abitofbuffalo: Harmonic Discord: - $912,000 spent on ads that ran on the personal Facebook pages of Parscale and Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson

Parscale & Pierson have a combined reach of 194K followers so we're talking $4.70 per follower.


And I'm not sure what they mean by ads on "the personal Facebook pages" - does that mean the campaign "paid" them to just post pro-Trump stuff? Not surprising, but still absurd how much grifting is going on.
 
2020-10-21 2:05:13 AM  
Are you serious?

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2020-10-21 2:05:52 AM  
Trump steals.
He steals from investors.
He steals from donors.
He steals from America.
 
2020-10-21 2:07:02 AM  
Monkey With AK-47 Full video
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Oldie but goodie.
 
2020-10-21 2:12:21 AM  
The party of fiscal responsibility, ladies and gentlemen.
 
2020-10-21 2:13:21 AM  

Harmonic Discord: abitofbuffalo: Harmonic Discord: - $912,000 spent on ads that ran on the personal Facebook pages of Parscale and Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson

Parscale & Pierson have a combined reach of 194K followers so we're talking $4.70 per follower.

And I'm not sure what they mean by ads on "the personal Facebook pages" - does that mean the campaign "paid" them to just post pro-Trump stuff? Not surprising, but still absurd how much grifting is going on.


I interpret it as branded content a la social media influencer style. Problem is the only people following those two are either political junkies, rabid GOP fanboys, or bots. They spent almost a million dollars advertising to people that offer very little ROI.
 
2020-10-21 2:15:05 AM  

abitofbuffalo: Harmonic Discord: abitofbuffalo: Harmonic Discord: - $912,000 spent on ads that ran on the personal Facebook pages of Parscale and Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson

Parscale & Pierson have a combined reach of 194K followers so we're talking $4.70 per follower.

And I'm not sure what they mean by ads on "the personal Facebook pages" - does that mean the campaign "paid" them to just post pro-Trump stuff? Not surprising, but still absurd how much grifting is going on.

I interpret it as branded content a la social media influencer style. Problem is the only people following those two are either political junkies, rabid GOP fanboys, or bots. They spent almost a million dollars advertising to people that offer very little ROI.


Yep - that's why I figured it was just a line item to cover just paying themselves, since they can freely engage with their followers anyway.
 
2020-10-21 2:16:27 AM  

Harmonic Discord: abitofbuffalo: Harmonic Discord: abitofbuffalo: Harmonic Discord: - $912,000 spent on ads that ran on the personal Facebook pages of Parscale and Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson

Parscale & Pierson have a combined reach of 194K followers so we're talking $4.70 per follower.

And I'm not sure what they mean by ads on "the personal Facebook pages" - does that mean the campaign "paid" them to just post pro-Trump stuff? Not surprising, but still absurd how much grifting is going on.

I interpret it as branded content a la social media influencer style. Problem is the only people following those two are either political junkies, rabid GOP fanboys, or bots. They spent almost a million dollars advertising to people that offer very little ROI.

Yep - that's why I figured it was just a line item to cover just paying themselves, since they can freely engage with their followers anyway.


And if this is the type of stuff they actually disclose - makes you wonder what sort of things they spent money on that have tried to obfuscate & hide.
 
2020-10-21 2:22:09 AM  
I had a good laugh at Parscale's comparing the campaign to "a Death Star about to start firing". I missed that back in May. Comparing the campaign to a tool of fascist villains which was used to mass murder it's own citizens and was subsequently destroyed when it was "about to fire" again is very apt. And there's the second one which was destroyed before it was finished and sent out to sow terror, also apt to Trump failing spectacularly to be re-elected. But I don't think anyone shose ever been on team Trump is anywhere near smart enough to get any of that.
 
2020-10-21 2:22:49 AM  
Maybe at some point in his adult life there was a brief moment where Donald Trump might have given serious consideration to using his good fortune to forge a legacy that would have his name live on beyond his shedding of his mortal coil and be recalled with a smile by many. Any chance of that went to shiat as soon as this asshole made it clear that the only nicer than having nice things is bragging about having the nicest things:

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Donny-boy took that bait hook, line and sinker.
 
2020-10-21 2:25:17 AM  

Harmonic Discord: abitofbuffalo: Harmonic Discord: - $912,000 spent on ads that ran on the personal Facebook pages of Parscale and Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson

Parscale & Pierson have a combined reach of 194K followers so we're talking $4.70 per follower.

And I'm not sure what they mean by ads on "the personal Facebook pages" - does that mean the campaign "paid" them to just post pro-Trump stuff? Not surprising, but still absurd how much grifting is going on.


That's a very large budget for targeted ads on pages that only attract the most loyal Trump fans.... They'd be better off buying ad space on USA Today or Fox News fb pages...
 
2020-10-21 2:31:03 AM  

AllCatsAreBeautiful: Harmonic Discord: abitofbuffalo: Harmonic Discord: - $912,000 spent on ads that ran on the personal Facebook pages of Parscale and Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson

Parscale & Pierson have a combined reach of 194K followers so we're talking $4.70 per follower.

And I'm not sure what they mean by ads on "the personal Facebook pages" - does that mean the campaign "paid" them to just post pro-Trump stuff? Not surprising, but still absurd how much grifting is going on.

That's a very large budget for targeted ads on pages that only attract the most loyal Trump fans.... They'd be better off buying ad space on USA Today or Fox News fb pages...


But Parscale & Pierson are $912,000 better off this way
 
2020-10-21 2:35:18 AM  
1 billions dollars wasted money.
 
2020-10-21 2:39:46 AM  
Aides made flashy displays of their newfound wealth - including a fleet of luxury vehicles purchased by Brad Parscale, his former campaign manager.

Please tell me Brad named one of his cars Brad

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2020-10-21 2:41:36 AM  
It's not hard to figure out.

Think of the count room scene in Casino. An employee dumps a big bag of cash on the table, anywhere from $100,000 to a quarter million, and the other three start counting, occasionally pocketing a hundred dollar bill here and there.

Now, imagine instead of grabbing an errant hundred out of the huge pile, the count room employees start pocketing big sweaty handfuls of cash over and over again, til all that's left on the table is maybe 2-grand.

That's the top inner circle of the Trump campaign.
 
2020-10-21 2:45:39 AM  

sitesmithscott: 1 billions dollars wasted money.


No amount is too great for stigginit.
 
2020-10-21 2:46:58 AM  
I bet most of the money went to Russia
 
2020-10-21 2:47:30 AM  

Purple_Urkle: Trumps are shopaholics. They're bad with money and Donald Trump abuses the public's trust.

Monkeys are better people than Trumps.
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D'aaawwwwww
 
2020-10-21 2:55:50 AM  
"Other questionable expenditures by Trump and the RNC that are included in campaign finance disclosures:
- Nearly $100,000 spent on copies of Donald Trump Jr.'s book "Triggered," which helped propel it to the top of the New York Times bestsellers list.


So... in his pockets.

- Over $7.4 million spent at Trump-branded properties since 2017.

Again in his pockets.

- At least $35.2 million spent on Trump merchandise.

At least 75% of that went directly into his pockets since its all made in china for pennies.

- At least $14.1 million spent on the Republican National Convention. The event was supposed to have been held in Charlotte, North Carolina, but Trump relocated it to Jacksonville, Florida, after a dispute with North Carolina's Democratic governor over coronavirus safety measures. The Florida event was ultimately cancelled, as well, with a mostly online convention taking its place.

$14 million for something that didnt happen... so I bet most of it went to his pockets.

- $912,000 spent on ads that ran on the personal Facebook pages of Parscale and Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson.

LOL $912k for a couple of ads on facebook pages nobody looks at. Most of it in their pockets.

So Trump has stolen from the GOP coffers for himself at least $30-40 million just with those disclosures... I  bet its more than that.

The GOP are greedy farks... maybe they should realize that Trump is costing them way more money than hes worth.
 
2020-10-21 3:10:38 AM  

shpritz: Trump steals.
He steals from investors.
He steals from donors.
He steals from America.


He steals and steals and steals, yet doesn't seem to have any of it left.

I'm beginning to think this Trump* fella isn't very good with money.
 
2020-10-21 3:13:13 AM  

Archie Goodwin: shpritz: Trump steals.
He steals from investors.
He steals from donors.
He steals from America.

He steals and steals and steals, yet doesn't seem to have any of it left.

I'm beginning to think this Trump* fella isn't very good with money.


He doesn't have money, he launders money and takes a percentage.
 
2020-10-21 3:19:44 AM  
When the world knows who really controls American Made Media Consultants we will see some fancy dancing...
 
2020-10-21 3:27:20 AM  
Neo cons have never ONCE shown they are more adept at managing governmental finances than those they accuse of being wasteful.

And these aren't even neo cons.

They have managed to find a way to be even worse.
 
2020-10-21 3:27:28 AM  

Mr. Shabooboo: Purple_Urkle: Trumps are shopaholics. They're bad with money and Donald Trump abuses the public's trust.

Monkeys are better people than Trumps.
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D'aaawwwwww


Yeah, that pic was likely taken mere seconds before the proud parents killed, dismembered, and ate one of their kids.

The cuter one.
 
2020-10-21 3:30:54 AM  

here to help: Neo cons have never ONCE shown they are more adept at managing governmental finances than those they accuse of being wasteful.

And these aren't even neo cons.

They have managed to find a way to be even worse.


Ah, but they've refined their messaging on the topic down to a fine science, and that appears to be the item of true importance.
 
2020-10-21 3:31:07 AM  
For those of you that keep asking how Trump can bankrupt a casino in New Jersey, now you know.
 
2020-10-21 3:42:49 AM  

aagrajag: Ah, but they've refined their messaging on the topic down to a fine science, and that appears to be the item of true importance.


Yup... a la Goebbels.

*le sigh*
 
2020-10-21 4:09:00 AM  
Oh, silly me. Here I was thinking an ever-increasing portion of it was getting pissed away on personal expenses under the guise of regular incompetent management.

You bet I'm looking forward to a postmortem on this campaign in a few years. Trump has been campaigning for nearly his entire term. I expect just as much rigor in dissecting the whole shiatshow.
 
2020-10-21 4:10:57 AM  
...Know how I didn't read too far into TFA before that? Yeah. So col. A, col. B, mostly col. A.

In a sane world, that would be more than a slap on the wrist. But this is America, damn it.
 
2020-10-21 5:00:05 AM  
That's what happens when everyone you hire is pro embezzlement.
 
2020-10-21 6:06:56 AM  
lolmao500: ....

So Trump has stolen from the GOP coffers for himself at least $30-40 million just with those disclosures... I  bet its more than that.

The GOP are greedy farks... maybe they should realize that Trump is costing them way more money than hes worth.


From my understanding, although the total spend on Trump's golf weekends at Mar-A-Lago etc run into hundreds of millions, a large proportion of the total costs of his secret service detail are included in this figure. The amount actually paid to Trump enterprises for accommodation, meals etc is in the realm of $5-10 million over the last four years.

The upshot is that Trump has grifted a lot more from the GOP and Trumpers than he has from US taxpayers, where the audit requirements are obviously much stronger.

I only mention this in the hope that it provides a little bit of cheer to Farkers who are US taxpayers paying more than $750 bucks per year.
 
2020-10-21 6:16:51 AM  

Harmonic Discord: "Other questionable expenditures by Trump and the RNC that are included in campaign finance disclosures:
- Nearly $100,000 spent on copies of Donald Trump Jr.'s book "Triggered," which helped propel it to the top of the New York Times bestsellers list.
- Over $7.4 million spent at Trump-branded properties since 2017.
- At least $35.2 million spent on Trump merchandise.
- $38.7 million in legal and "compliance" fees. In addition to tapping the RNC and his campaign to pay legal costs during his impeachment proceedings, Trump has also relied on his political operation to cover legal costs for some aides.
- At least $14.1 million spent on the Republican National Convention. The event was supposed to have been held in Charlotte, North Carolina, but Trump relocated it to Jacksonville, Florida, after a dispute with North Carolina's Democratic governor over coronavirus safety measures. The Florida event was ultimately cancelled, as well, with a mostly online convention taking its place.
- $912,000 spent on ads that ran on the personal Facebook pages of Parscale and Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson.
- A $250,000 ad run during Game 7 of the 2019 World Series, which came after Trump was booed by spectators when he attended Game 5.
- At least $218,000 for Trump surrogates to travel aboard private jets provided by campaign donors.
- $1.6 million on TV ads in the Washington, D.C., media market, an overwhelmingly Democratic area where Trump has little chance of winning but where he is a regular TV watcher."

The best people.

- At least $218,000 for Trump surrogates to travel aboard private jets provided by campaign donors.


I'm a tad surprised they actually paid anyone for this.
 
2020-10-21 6:21:02 AM  
Trump stealing from the GOP.
Shifting mucho dinero into his kids offshore accounts.
Parscales stealing from Trump.
No cash left for down ticket races.
Everybody blaming everybody.
It's disgusting to watch and yet I find I can't look away.
Cos it is also kind of funny.
Admittedly I have an odd sense of humor.
But I'm posting on Fark so I guess that ain't a huge surprise.
 
2020-10-21 6:41:56 AM  
"They spent their money on unnecessary overhead, lifestyles-of-the-rich-and-famous activity by the campaign staff and vanity ads way too early,"

"Never leave the grifting til last" is the Trump & Co. motto.
 
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