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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:56 PM

It Looks Like No One Wins a Dinner With Donald J. Trump

On October 22, an email from Donald J. Trumpís campaign to its subscribers read, ďI just saw the most recent list of Patriots who have contributed to win a trip to meet me in Chicago on October 28th, and I noticed you STILL havenít entered,Ē then followed up the next day with an email that said, ďWeíd hate for you to miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have lunch with President Trump himself at his FAVORITE hotel in Chicago.Ē This, like 14 other promotions by the campaign since 2018, promised one lucky winner travel, accommodations, and a meal if they signed up for the contest (some posts screenshot in the newsletter suggested that campaign donations increase odds of winning).

And yet, in nearly two years of these promotions, thereís yet to be evidence that any of these promised meals actually happened. This according to the newsletter Popular Information and sleuth Judd Legum, the founder of ThinkProgress and former research director in 2008 for Hillary Clintonís campaign. He asked the Washington Postís pool reporter, who was traveling with the president at the time, whether the president had made a stop to lunch with the winning contestant in Chicago. She asked the campaign and the White House, but did not receive an answer. Popular Information asked a campaign spokesperson as well and did not receive an answer.

Which means, you know, who knows! Itís possible the president went to these meals quietly. Maybe Trump grabbed a nice dinner at some little hole in the wall before he boarded his whirlybird and took to the sky. Trump must be over having his photo taken by now. You can almost hear him yell, ďCanít I get lunch with some random person in peace!Ē Yes, he seems like the type to really know when itís time to stop mugging for the camera and focus on quality time. But campaigns demand these kinds of wholesome photo ops; even though Trump surely didnít want a picture, a picture would have to be shared.
https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2019/11/donald-trump-meet-and-greet-contest


Bad news for those of you who want to enter the MAGA Challenge. You'll be the one crying in the end.

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Reply It Looks Like No One Wins a Dinner With Donald J. Trump (Original post)
Initech Nov 11 OP
jberryhill Nov 11 #1
dchill Nov 11 #2
The Velveteen Ocelot Nov 11 #3
htuttle Nov 11 #4
LuvNewcastle Nov 11 #5
OAITW r.2.0 Nov 11 #6
Initech Nov 11 #11
TeamPooka Nov 11 #7
dmr Nov 11 #8
Floyd R. Turbo Nov 11 #9
ret5hd Nov 11 #20
Thomas Hurt Nov 11 #10
catbyte Nov 11 #12
struggle4progress Nov 11 #13
Corgigal Nov 11 #14
Ilsa Nov 11 #15
NCLefty Nov 11 #16
Buns_of_Fire Nov 11 #17
Orangepeel Nov 11 #18
Skittles Nov 11 #22
Orangepeel Nov 11 #26
Skittles Nov 11 #28
unblock Nov 11 #19
LeftInTX Nov 11 #29
greatauntoftriplets Nov 11 #21
Skittles Nov 11 #23
greatauntoftriplets Nov 11 #25
keithbvadu2 Nov 11 #24
TheBlackAdder Nov 11 #27

Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:58 PM

1. "Win" and "dinner with Trump" seems like an inherent contradiction


Some candidate should have a fundraising contest in which the prize is "no dinner with Trump"

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:58 PM

2. Not even a cold Big Mac? That's utterly disheartening!

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:58 PM

3. Winning, as far as I'm concerned, means NOT having to have dinner with Trump.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:04 PM

4. He's doing it wrong

The numbers racket is supposed to pay off to a stooge from time to time.

He's not even good at criming.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:06 PM

5. Have some nausea with your dinner.

No thank you.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:07 PM

6. Just another fuck you to the base.

He laughs at his low-information voters. They are the easiest to con and he's certainly going to be using the the Republican voter database to scam these rubes forever.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:15 PM

11. Yup, he loves the poorly educated.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:08 PM

7. Even some KFC and a selfie is too much for Trump to deliver as promised.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:08 PM

8. He has to prove he honored these contests. Thus far, he hasn't.

I read last week that his campaign said they have, but were unable to provide the documentation to the reporter (I don't recall the reporter or who he represents).

There are campaign and state laws here, and they have yet to file. My bet is he is, as usual, scamming his base. He is a disgusting and despicable fraud.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:09 PM

9. First Prize: Dinner With tRump. Second Prize:

Two Dinners With tRump!

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Response to Floyd R. Turbo (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:47 PM

20. The Losing Prize:

Group orgy with drump, melanoma, ivankavitch, and donnie jr. Suicide pills will be provided if you canít stomach the scene.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:15 PM

10. Did they really think that King Bedbug would lower himself to meet with the peasantry.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:16 PM

12. I'm afraid I'd just sit there in horrified fascination, like visiting the insect house at the zoo.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:18 PM

13. "Please accept these McDonald's coupons from us and enjoy a lovely McDonald's dinner

at a reduced price! The President will try to attend -- but if he's not there, just start without him!"

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:21 PM

14. I have no idea

why this shock, me but it does. Itís so easy to validate.

Of course, he would never waste his time sitting down with any of these people.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:29 PM

15. There have been winners, but he never shows up. nt

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:33 PM

16. More Trumpian fraud? Sheesh.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:37 PM

17. Look at it this way: They're ALL winners!

...and you don't have to eat with him, and you don't have to eat with him, and you don't have to eat with him, and...

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:38 PM

18. 2nd prize is two dinners?

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Response to Orangepeel (Reply #18)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 07:44 PM

22. 2nd should be no dinners

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Response to Skittles (Reply #22)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:22 PM

26. no dinners is the grand prize!

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Response to Orangepeel (Reply #26)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:12 PM

28. oh that's right

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:39 PM

19. surely this is illegal, in at least two ways

first, obviously it's fraud to solicit funds in exchange for a chance at something that never materializes for anyone.

second, in my limited understanding of sweepstakes laws, your odds of winning can't legally be improved by forking over more money. that makes it a lottery, which aren't allowed outside of places like casinos and governments. this is why all legal lotteries usually, if you read the small print, say no purchase required and you can get an entry for free by sending in a postcard (ok, you will need a stamp).

no sure, but it's probably also a violation of campaign finance law, but i'm not counting this one because i'm really not sure about that.

ianal

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Response to unblock (Reply #19)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 10:40 PM

29. I think all you had to do was answer a survey

I've seen his promos around.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:51 PM

21. I'd puke in his lap.

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Response to greatauntoftriplets (Reply #21)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 07:45 PM

23. I just.......have to

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Response to Skittles (Reply #23)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:06 PM

25. That's exactly what I was thinking of.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:01 PM

24. Mitt Romney won a meal with Donald... and a helping of humiliation.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:29 PM

27. I'd fucking sit down with him. He'd be the first one to get up to leave, I'll tell you that!

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