One thing that Donald Trump loves to do is brag about his wealth, but throughout his presidential campaign we have come to learn that much of his success is attributed to shady dealings.
According to The Huffington Post, Trump’s campaign paid more than $500,000 in August to companies that he owns.
Trump’s aviation company and his Manhattan office headquarters were the top beneficiaries of these funds. TAG Air was reportedly paid $320,000 for operating the campaign jet while Trump Tower got about $170,000 in rent for being the main hub of his campaign.
About another $23,000 was divvied up among smaller properties and businesses owned by the GOP presidential candidate.
Trump’s campaign also put more than $11 million into the digital marketing firm Giles-Parscale, which is run by Brad Parscale, who has reportedly been a key player on Trump’s resort marketing team for years.
Perhaps the most understandable expense Trump’s campaign shelled out big bucks for is increased private security, which went from being a $20,000 expense in July to more than $180,000 in August.
Trump has certainly made many enemies along the campaign trail. After a 20-year-old British man made an attempt on his life back in June, and then another strange man was caught scaling the side of Trump Tower, it makes sense why he would want to beef up his security detail.
However, that doesn’t excuse the other underhanded expenses that appear to simply funnel campaign money into Trump’s own pockets.
A supposed “billionaire” shouldn’t need to use sneaky tactics for money, and yet that is exactly what he is doing.
Just yesterday, the Washington Post revealed that Trump has allegedly stolen $258,000 from his charitable foundation for himself and his businesses as well.
While that may seem like a miniscule amount in the grand scheme of things, it represents his corrupt nature and reinforces the fact that he is a swindling cheat.
The Trump campaign has yet to respond to these allegations directly, but that’s likely because they haven't come up with an acceptable excuse for these dishonest practices.
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