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Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:22 PM

Trump Campaign's Meal Contests Are 'Out-and-out Fraud' if Nobody Wins, Says Ex-White House Lawyer

Source: newsweek




By Shane Croucher On 11/6/19 at 10:51 AM EST


If the Trump 2020 campaign is holding phony contests to raise money by offering a prize of meeting President Donald Trump that is not honored then it is "out-and-out fraud," a former White House lawyer said, and could lead to prosecutions.

The Popular Information newsletter reported that the Trump campaign has held 15 contests since 2018 offering the prize, which includes a meal, travel and hotel expenses, and a photo with Trump for the winning donor.

Other campaigns have used the same cash-raising tactic, including those of Jeb Bush, Barack Obama, Elizabeth Warren, and Pete Buttigieg. These contests are typically followed up with an announcement of a winner and images from the meal.

But there appears to be little, if any, public evidence of any winners to date of the Trump campaign's contests, raising questions about who has won the prizes.


When asked for comment, Kayleigh McEnany, national press secretary for Trump 2020, directed Newsweek to a tweet by the campaign's communications director, Tim Murtaugh. "People win the contests each time," Murtaugh tweeted, without elaborating further..............................

Read more: https://www.newsweek.com/trump-2020-campaign-contests-president-fraud-meal-1470100



The press sec should have sent pics and or announcements IF they have them!


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Reply Trump Campaign's Meal Contests Are 'Out-and-out Fraud' if Nobody Wins, Says Ex-White House Lawyer (Original post)
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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:25 PM

1. Each and every single day.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:27 PM

2. Everything, big and small.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:28 PM

3. Meal - Escorted to a room with McDonalds stacked high.

Then a pre-recorded video of 45 giving thumbs-up.

I can't imagine him EVER sitting down with a citizen who won something for any indeterminate length of time - especially if they weren't pre-screened. He's weird about food, and probably would loathe having to talk to someone he doesn't know for the length of a meal.

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Response to forgotmylogin (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:31 PM

5. Yep. He loves the MAGAts when he's on a stage

and they’re out in the audience. I can’t see him wanting to actually sit down and eat with one.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:30 PM

4. Trump is building up a war chest for himself.

With his businesses doing badly, Trump may be getting all the donations he can any way he can. He’ll spend some on 2020 and pocket the rest. He gets a lot of free advertising from Fox and hate radio.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:37 PM

6. They don't call him Don the Con for nothing.

A fool & his money...

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 01:49 PM

7. To be fair, if told you were going to have dinner with Trump, who wouldn't lose their appetite?

What a crock. At best he sent the "winner" a bucket of chicken.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 02:09 PM

8. Heck, I'll bet dollars to donuts even Melanoma and Barron don't sit down and eat with that fat slob.

I have a picture in my mind of him scarfing down food, with it dripping down his chin and stuck in his fake teeth and then wiping his mouth with the long, red tie he wears everywhere. Now, isn't that a delightful image? Would you want to sit down and eat with that?

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Response to Vinca (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 05:15 PM

30. Are you kidding? That costs money.

The “prize” would be a meal at one of his resorts, and you would be overcharged for tasteless, highly processed and greasy food. The charge would be considered an “administrative” charge, so he could say the meal was free. The closest you would get to Trump is looking at his photo on every wall in the restaurant.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 02:24 PM

9. My guess is Lev and Igor are the winners on alternating months

not sure what they're going to do for this month though...

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 02:28 PM

10. "They were talking about the Lottery"...

They were talking about the Lottery. Winston looked back when he had gone thirty metres. They were still arguing, with vivid, passionate faces. The Lottery, with its weekly pay-out of enormous prizes, was the one public event to which the proles paid serious attention. It was probable that there were some millions of proles for whom the Lottery was the principal if not the only reason for remaining alive. It was their delight, their folly, their anodyne, their intellectual stimulant. Where the Lottery was concerned, even people who could barely read and write seemed capable of intricate calculations and staggering feats of memory. There was a whole
tribe of men who made a living simply by selling systems, forecasts, and lucky amulets. Winston had nothing to do with the running of the Lottery, which was managed by the Ministry of Plenty, but he was aware (indeed everyone in the party was aware) that the prizes were largely imaginary. Only small sums were actually paid out, the winners of the big prizes being non-existent persons. In the absence of any real intercommunication between one part of Oceania and another, this was not difficult to arrange. -- "Nineteen Eight Four"

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 02:33 PM

11. Excellent.

n/t

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 02:35 PM

12. Ivanka won, and Jared won, and Rudy won

and Lev Parnas won, and Igor Fruman won, and Vladimir won. The only one who hasn't won yet is Melania (I don't think she's trying). And he has photos to prove it!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 02:36 PM

13. I need to go listen to Money (1972-73)


and then take (another) shower.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 02:44 PM

14. Why do I get the feeling that Trump wins the contest every time?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 02:46 PM

15. I don't really have a desire........

..........to watch Trump douse his overcooked steak with a mound of ketchup

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 02:48 PM

16. Ivanka must win.

There are lots of photos of Ivanka and her daddy.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 02:53 PM

17. Chump for Trump

Tee Shirts for sale.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 02:59 PM

18. Video from one of the dinners

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Response to jayschool2013 (Reply #18)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:21 PM

27. "Gimme a bucket, Um gonna trow up"

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Response to jayschool2013 (Reply #18)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 09:24 PM

32. one tiny wafer................... nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 03:05 PM

19. Of course it's a fraud.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 03:06 PM

20. They Will Probably Put Out Photos

Whether there had been winners before, the Trump Campaign will likely put out photos of people having lunch/dinner with Trump and announce that those are the winners. If someone finds and points out the date information of the photo the Trump Campaign will likely say something like a timeline of when the lunch/dinner would happen was never announced and Trump had only recently been able to find the time to meet with the winners.

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Response to erpowers (Reply #20)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 03:34 PM

23. Like the 3 'winners' in Running Man.

Like the 3 'winners' in Running Man.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #23)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 10:21 AM

35. Refresh My Memory

Please refresh my memory. I do not remember the ending of Running Man. I may have watched the movie years ago, but I do not remember what you are talking about.

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Response to erpowers (Reply #35)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 10:28 AM

36. The 'winners' were corpses

The 'winners' were corpses.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #36)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 03:37 PM

37. Thank You

Okay, thank you.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 03:16 PM

21. Outside of cattle rustling and illegal gill net fishing what crimes hasn't Trump and company done?

And why does anybody still support him?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 03:23 PM

22. The Prizes

First Prize: One meeting with the iDJiT
Second Prize: Two meetings with the iDJiT

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 03:35 PM

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

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

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:10 PM

25. "People win the contests each time..."

By not entering?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:11 PM

26. Why am I not surprised? Could it be that there is a pattern of behavior here?

Nah, nothing to see here, just keep moving right along, folks.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 04:22 PM

28. Once he is removed from Office

He can spend the rest of his life in a prison cell.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 05:07 PM

29. The real winner is the one who DOESN'T have to eat a meal with Trump.

Some prize, looking at his sweaty fat face and trying not to be sick.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Nov 6, 2019, 08:29 PM

31. So, meeting Mango Mussolini would be considered "winning"? n/t

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 10:10 AM

33. Criminal trump views his base as "suckers" and feels zero

guilt about ripping them off, lying, and gaslighting them. It's true that his base is comprised of blackmailees and gullible idiots, but it's still sad to watch.

From the original article:

A heavily-promoted contest to win breakfast with President Trump in New York City on September 26 was a fraud. The "winner" of the contest, Joanna Kamis, did not have breakfast with Trump. Instead, she was invited to a breakfast at a New York City restaurant that Trump did not attend. Kamis was later permitted to take a photo with Trump. 

https://popular.info/p/update-trump-campaign-contest-to


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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 10:14 AM

34. Kick

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