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Trump Says Donations From Supporters Are Going To 'Election Defense'—But The Fine Print Says Otherwise

Trump Says Donations From Supporters Are Going To 'Election Defense'—But The Fine Print Says Otherwise
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President Donald Trump's supporters are the first to remind his critics that the President allegedly doesn't accept his 400 thousand dollar a year salary.

Regardless of whether or not that's true, the President—who is at least one billion dollars in debt—hasn't hesitated to use the power of the Presidency to build his funds. The Trump organization has charged the government at least 2.5 million dollars for using his venues for events and for security on the President's frequent trips to his resorts.

Now, the President is disputing the 2020 election results, which saw President-elect Joe Biden defeat Trump by dozens of electoral college votes.

Instead of conceding defeat, like every other American President in history, Trump and his campaign are launching multiple lawsuits in numerous states hinging on baseless claims of widespread voter fraud.

While solicitation for donations normally ends on Election Day, the Trump campaign has ramped up its emails asking for money. According to an account that monitors Trump's fundraising emails, the campaign sent a total of 22 solicitation emails on Wednesday alone, averaging to one email almost every hour.

These emails assure subscribers that their donations are going to legal funds for the multiple frivolous lawsuits filed by the President to contest the results of the election.

But a recent report from Reuters found that this wasn't at all the case.

The outlet found that small-dollar donations under $8 thousand don't go to legal defenses at all, but are divided among the President's political action committee and the Republican National Committee.

According to Reuters:

"A large portion of the money goes to 'Save America,' a Trump leadership PAC, or political action committee, set up on Monday, and the Republican National Committee (RNC). Under Federal Election Commission rules, both groups have broad leeway in how they can use the funds."

Trump has a broad base of voters, many of whose support for the President is unconditional, with devotion that borders on religious.

Given the number of emails sent daily by the campaign soliciting donations, Trump's political action committee is likely to raise boatloads of money.

Trump's critics said the President was once again grifting his own supporters during his last months in the White House.

People are fed up with the daily barrage of solicitation emails.

The Trump campaign's initiative to undo the results of the election through frivolous lawsuits is ironically titled "Stop the Steal."