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Tue Aug 23, 2016, 05:32 AM

Trump quintupled his campaign's Trump Tower rent — once his donors started footing the bill

Donald Trump Jacked Up His Campaign’s Trump Tower Rent Once Somebody Else Was Paying It


Office rent soared in July after Trump’s campaign began accepting donor contributions.

After bragging for a year about how cheaply he was running his campaign, Donald Trump is spending more freely now that other people are contributing ― particularly when the beneficiary is himself.

Trump nearly quintupled the monthly rent his presidential campaign pays for its headquarters at Trump Tower to $169,758 in July, when he was raising funds from donors, compared with March, when he was self-funding his campaign, according to a Huffington Post review of Federal Election Commission filings. The rent jumped even though he was paying fewer staff in July than he did in March.

The Trump campaign paid Trump Tower Commercial LLC $35,458 in March ― the same amount it had been paying since last summer ― and had 197 paid employees and consultants. In July, it paid 172 employees and consultants.

“If I was a donor, I’d want answers,” said a prominent Republican National Committee member who supports Trump, asking for anonymity to speak freely. “If they don’t have any more staff, and they’re paying five times more? That’s the kind of stuff I’d read and try to make an (attack) ad out of it.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-campaign-rent_us_57bba424e4b03d51368a82b9

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Reply Trump quintupled his campaign's Trump Tower rent — once his donors started footing the bill (Original post)
grossproffit Aug 2016 OP
leftynyc Aug 2016 #1
duncang Aug 2016 #2
keithbvadu2 Aug 2016 #3
BumRushDaShow Aug 2016 #5
MyOwnPeace Aug 2016 #8
Botany Aug 2016 #4
Moliere Aug 2016 #6
Sunlei Aug 2016 #7
Gothmog Aug 2016 #9
Johnny2X2X Aug 2016 #10
sinkingfeeling Aug 2016 #11
Sunlei Aug 2016 #12

Response to grossproffit (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2016, 05:40 AM

1. Such a sleazy worm

 

And his sycophants don't care that he laughs at them while he rips them off.

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Response to grossproffit (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2016, 06:44 AM

2. It was probably already double what he normally makes from the same sq footage

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Response to grossproffit (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2016, 06:55 AM

3. Next up, a super shopping spree like Sarah Palin on the donors' dime.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 23, 2016, 07:21 AM

5. Background on that for those who forgot!

http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2010/10/sarah-palin-spending-201010

Of course Drumpf is the master at the con, so what she did will be considered paltry compared to what he is doing and plans to do through the rest of the campaign.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 23, 2016, 08:11 AM

8. And again,

Thanks, John McLame (intended!) - for bringing this scam artist into the national arena. With this kind of judgment - you expected us to consider you "leadership" material?

And another thing - those clothes are kind of old now. Does that mean Sarah is going to look for a new source of "support" (run for another office - or perhaps a "Cabinet" position)?

GOD help us!

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Response to grossproffit (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2016, 07:00 AM

4. Don the Con .... over 1/2 the money spent by the Trump campaign went back to Trump companies

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Response to grossproffit (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2016, 07:27 AM

6. Grifters gotta graft

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Response to grossproffit (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2016, 08:09 AM

7. 167k rent for the old apprentice empty offices & pays 172 'employees' not in the empty offices.

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Response to grossproffit (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2016, 08:42 AM

9. Trump looks out for one person-himself

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Response to grossproffit (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2016, 08:49 AM

10. Campaign Comercial

This is going to make a nice ad. Show Trump bragging about how he'll probably be the first person to profit from running for office. Then show a bunch of his campaign checks to Trump businesses.

This should be a huge story, we'll see if it is.

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Response to grossproffit (Original post)

Tue Aug 23, 2016, 09:20 AM

11. He keeps cutting himself a bigger piece of the pie.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #11)

Tue Aug 23, 2016, 10:53 AM

12. All Republicans who run do it. Campaign will buy couple million of his books as rally freebies,

If they haven't already done the write a crappy ebook or make a crappy video and buy it with campaign funds "trick".

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