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  • How Trump plowed thru $1 billion...

    Our Dear Leader:

    President Donald Trump’s sprawling political operation has raised well over $1 billion since he took the White House in 2017 — and set a lot of it on fire.

    Trump bought a $10 million Super Bowl ad when he didn’t yet have a challenger. He tapped his political organization to cover exorbitant legal fees related to his impeachment. Aides made flashy displays of their newfound wealth — including a fleet of luxury vehicles purchased by Brad Parscale, his former campaign manager.

    Meanwhile, a web of limited liability companies hid more than $310 million in spending from disclosure, records show.

    Now, just two weeks out from the election, some campaign aides privately acknowledge they are facing difficult spending decisions at a time when Democratic nominee Joe Biden has flooded the airwaves with advertising. That has put Trump in the position of needing to do more of his signature rallies as a substitute during the coronavirus pandemic while relying on an unproven theory that he can turn out supporters who are infrequent voters at historic levels.

    “They spent their money on unnecessary overhead, lifestyles-of-the-rich-and-famous activity by the campaign staff and vanity ads way too early,” said Mike Murphy, a veteran Republican consultant who advised John McCain and Jeb Bush and is an outspoken Trump critic. “You could literally have 10 monkeys with flamethrowers go after the money, and they wouldn’t have burned through it as stupidly.”
    https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/...ntage/2348441/

    Pretty much ran his campaign like he's run his businesses.


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    Why do you care? It isn't your money. And if he wastes it then it just means he is less effective in his campaign. You should love that.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Sparko View Post
      Why do you care? It isn't your money.
      "Care" isn't the right word. This story has entertainment value; that's all.

      Sure, if idiots want to give their money to an idiot who'll spend it accordingly, this is a free country; let them spend it as they see fit. If any of them point to their anointed idiot as particularly skilled at using money effectively, though, I'll happily prove them wrong.

      ps. and really, Drumpf's poor money management skills says something significant about his ability to manage this country's money well - something which would clearly upset Republicans/conservatives if the so-called president had a (D) after his name...
      Last edited by Whateverman; 10-21-2020, 11:48 AM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Whateverman View Post
        "Care" isn't the right word. This story has entertainment value; that's all.

        Sure, if idiots want to give their money to an idiot who'll spend it accordingly, this is a free country; let them spend it as they see fit. If any of them point to their anointed idiot as particularly skilled at using money effectively, though, I'll happily prove them wrong.

        ps. and really, Drumpf's poor money management skills says something significant about his ability to manage this country's money well - something which would clearly upset Republicans/conservatives if the so-called president had a (D) after his name...
        Yeah his poor money management made him a billionaire. If only we could all be so bad at it.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Whateverman View Post
          Our Dear Leader:



          https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/...ntage/2348441/

          Pretty much ran his campaign like he's run his businesses.
          Whiny Never Trumpers complaining about how his campaign spends money. Stop the presses!!
          That's what
          - She

          Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
          - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

          I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
          Stephen R. Donaldson

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