Trump's campaign paid his businesses $8.2 million

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    Can you imagine what the GOP and Trump supporters would be saying if Hillary had done this?

    Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has paid his family's businesses more than $8.2 million, according to a POLITICO analysis of campaign finance filings, which reveals an integrated business and political operation without precedent in national politics.

    The GOP presidential nominee’s campaign has paid his various businesses for services including rent for his campaign offices ($1.3 million), food and facilitiesfor events and meetings ($544,000) and payroll for Trump corporate staffers ($333,000) who helped with everything from his traveling security to his wife’s convention speech.




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  2. InTheLight

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    He could have saved money hiring out other facilities but he gave the business to his own companies at full prices.

    Take donations from people, hire your own companies with it, ultimately paying yourself with donated money--it's a good gig if you can get it.
     
  3. Zaac

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    It's crazy because it seems like with the foundation, he's always looking for a way to use someone else's money to pay his bills. You would think campaign finance laws would prohibit using campaign funds to pay businesses you own for campaign services.
     
  4. Alcott

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    Yeah, we'd be asking how she got her hands on the money from his funds.
     
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    Chump change compared to the massive corruption pay to play schemes and misdirected funds of the Clinton Foundation.
     
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    So another data point in the "Trump is the lesser of two evils" argument.

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  7. carpro

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    Yep. Good one , too.
     

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