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Fri Apr 9, 2021, 03:44 PM

GOP Goes Full Psychopath, Threatens to "Tell Trump" About Supporters Who Won't Pony Up Donations

GOP Goes Full Psychopath, Threatens to “Tell Trump” About Supporters Who Won’t Pony Up Donations


APRIL 7, 2021 6:27 PM

BY Bess Levin at Vanity Fair

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.vanityfair.com/news/2021/04/gop-trump-defector-threat/amp

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Over the weekend, The New York Times reported that over the course of the 2020 election, the Trump campaign ripped off unwitting supporters for tens of millions of dollars. It did so through an extremely simple yet wildly deceitful scheme in which the default option for donations authorized the campaign to transfer the pledged amount from people’s bank accounts not once but every single week. Later, the campaign introduced a second prechecked box that doubled a person’s contribution and was known internally as a “money bomb.” In order for people to have picked up on this before it was too late, they would have had to wade through “lines of text in bold and capital letters that overwhelmed the opt-out language.” Few people did, hence why the two and half months leading up the the election, the Trump campaign, the RNC, and their shared accounts were forced to issue a whopping 530,000 refunds worth $64.3 million to online donors, compared to the 37,000 online refunds of $5.6 million that Joe Biden‘s campaign and his equivalent Democratic committees refunded. “Bandits!” Victor Amelino, a 78-year-old Californian whose $990 donation turned into nearly $8,000, told the Times of the scheme, and you can probably understand why!

Yet apparently, Republicans associated with Donald Trump have not changed their tactics in light of the very bad press; they’ve upped the ante. By which we mean that in addition to continuing to use prechecked boxes to bilk supporters, they’re threatening to rat out anyone who doesn’t agree to recurring donations to the ex-president.

Per the Times:

The political arm of House Republicans is deploying a prechecked box to enroll donors into repeating monthly donations—and using ominous language to warn them of the consequences if they opt out: “If you UNCHECK this box, we will have to tell Trump you’re a DEFECTOR.”

The language appears to be an effort by the National Republican Congressional Committee to increase its volume of recurring donations, which are highly lucrative, while invoking former President Donald J. Trump’s popularity with the conservative base. Those donors who do not proactively uncheck the box will have their credit cards billed or bank accounts deducted for donations every month.


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Reply GOP Goes Full Psychopath, Threatens to "Tell Trump" About Supporters Who Won't Pony Up Donations (Original post)
applegrove Apr 9 OP
LuckyLib Apr 9 #1
onecaliberal Apr 9 #4
CaliforniaPeggy Apr 9 #2
grumpyduck Apr 9 #3
ProudMNDemocrat Apr 9 #5
wryter2000 Apr 9 #6
PortTack Apr 9 #8
Blue Owl Apr 9 #7
pwb Apr 9 #9
wryter2000 Apr 9 #10
EndlessWire Apr 9 #11
XanaDUer2 Apr 10 #12
malaise Apr 10 #13
Kid Berwyn Apr 10 #14

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Apr 9, 2021, 03:48 PM

1. "we will have to tell Trump you're a DEFECTOR."

This is sick. Symptomatic of the entire right wing Republican cabal.

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Response to LuckyLib (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 9, 2021, 03:58 PM

4. What is the murdering pig going to do? So ridiculous.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Apr 9, 2021, 03:49 PM

2. These idiots will most likely leave that box checked!

Unchecking it is for sissies!

How stupid can they get? There's no limit, apparently.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Apr 9, 2021, 03:50 PM

3. Doesn't that qualify as coercion?

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Apr 9, 2021, 04:13 PM

5. Recurring Trump donors DESERVE to be fleeced.

Drain their Babk accounts and Credit Cards. They probably don't read their statements anyway.

Stupid is as stupid does.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Apr 9, 2021, 04:15 PM

6. I hope 90% of Republicans refuse to contribute at all

Seems likely a lot of them won't have anything to do with this.

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 9, 2021, 05:56 PM

8. I hope they do contribute ..he keeps the money and fleeces other qgop candidates out of cash

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Apr 9, 2021, 04:25 PM

7. "I'm telling Donny!"



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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Apr 9, 2021, 06:00 PM

9. Can they get more pathetic?

This is suppose to make the scam seem normal. Doubling down on being caught.

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Response to pwb (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 9, 2021, 06:42 PM

10. Don't tempt them

They can find a way.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Apr 9, 2021, 08:03 PM

11. Is this real?

Isn't this illegal?

What's The One Who Can't Be Mentioned gonna do? And, they think he's coming back to get even?

Free yourselves! Uncheck that box! Why are you giving your money to this LOSER?

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 09:17 AM

12. I try to be sympathetic,

but it's difficult at times

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 09:22 AM

13. This is criminal and should be getting way more coverage

ReTHUGs are now a criminal enterprise

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Apr 10, 2021, 09:22 AM

14. Professional Fraud

Thanks, Putin!

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