Saturday, October 30, 2021

Or Not

Grifters gotta grift:

According to the Post's Josh Dawsey and Michael Scherer, as of the en of July Trump's principal fundraising operation was sitting on $100 million while pulling in an estimated $1 to 2 million a week.

In contrast "the National Republican Senatorial Committee declared less than $30 million in cash at the end of September and the National Republican Congressional Committee had $65 million in cash at the same point," they report.

What is concerning to Republicans is how Trump will spend the money with little evidence that any of it will go towards promoting GOP candidates in the 2022 midterms.

According to the report, "Some Republicans have expressed concern about Trump's ambitions sucking money away from other party priorities in advance of the midterm elections. Even as he has raised the issue of electoral fraud in fundraising solicitations, he has spent little to try to prove the election was tainted."

With regard to the 2020 presidential ballot audits that Trump is demanding, one GOP official complained the former president isn't willing to pay for them himself from his cash haul -- instead expecting GOP lawmakers or GOP-dominated legislatures will pick up the tab.

"They aren't paying for audits — they want others to pay for it," the official stated on the condition of anonymity.

That same official claimed, "He is just raising money to have a big slush fund."

Yes, that's from the same article Ms. Haberman is referring to.  Trump has less interest in building a war chest than in making money.

1 comment:

  1. I wish he could steal all the money that would otherwise go to putting Republican-fascists in office but I would guess the billionaires can ensure that never happens.