Despite what those fundraising emails promise nobody wins a breakfast, lunch, or dinner with Donald Trump.

By |2019-11-09T09:56:30-09:00November 10th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |15 Comments

What? No Egg McMuffin with the Tangerine Hitler?

Courtesy of The Guardian

A series of contests for donors to Donald Trump’s election campaign to win a prize of sharing breakfast, lunch or dinner with the US president have been condemned as a “fraud”.

Media reports this week have cast doubt on whether the competitions produce real winners, fueling speculation that Trump, accused of swindling the public in past ventures such as Trump University, is at it again.

Richard Painter, a former White House chief ethics lawyer, spoke out amid deepening questions over the fundraising lotteries that, so far, the Trump campaign has been unable to answer.

“I’ve received dozens of these fundraising emails,” said Painter, who was George W Bush’s ethics counsel for two years. “If they have lunch or dinner, then it’s OK. If not, then it’s fraud. I’ve seen no proof that they actually happen.”

The issue was first raised by the Popular Information website run by Judd Legum, former editor-in-chief of ThinkProgress, a progressive news site. It scrutinized at least 15 contests the Trump campaign has run since last year offering the chance to win breakfast, lunch or dinner with the president.

“Supporters are enticed to donate to Trump’s campaign with promises of free travel, accommodations, and an ‘epic’ meal with Trump at various locations across the country,” the site said. “An investigation by Popular Information, however, did not uncover evidence that anyone has ever actually won.”

In response to some of the early reporting about this the campaign tried to correct the record by offering some examples of contest winners, but it turns out none of them actually had meals with Trump.

A few right wing sites tried to push back as well, but inevitably ended up with egg on their face. (Hey, at least they got eggs.)

I know what you must be thinking, “Wait, nobody won one of these meals? How long could they carry on wtih this lie?”

Apparently it has been going for just about his entire presidency. 

But keep in mind these are not people of normal intelligence. These are Trump supporters. 

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15 Comments

  1. Anonymous November 10, 2019 at 7:01 am - Reply

    I do not donate to any political campaign and never will.
    Money down a rat hole.

  2. OT/ Anonymous November 10, 2019 at 8:19 am - Reply

    The author writes at the beginning of the book that it was possible to overlook any number of Trump controversies. But the final straw for Anonymous was the president’s reaction to the death of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., former prisoner of war, and a nemesis of the president.

    “I’d spent enough time watching one pointless indignity after another,” the author writes. “This one, targeting a veteran and former POW, was the last straw. What did it say about our president?”

    The author doesn’t explain why it was only Trump’s conduct toward McCain in death, as opposed to his myriad criticisms of the senator in life, that had a chilling effect.

    But Anonymous writes with what might be firsthand knowledge about the president’s frustrations at the attention and public embrace McCain received upon his death. The author also appears to have access to the discussions around whether to lower the flag at the White House to honor McCain’s passing.

    That leaves the impression that it’s someone on the White House campus, and possibly inside the West Wing.

    — The president will hate the book. ” Trump’s aides are cautioning him to ignore the book, because it will only give it more oxygen.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/letters/archive/2019/06/service-members-discuss-uss-john-s-mccain-scandal/591505/

    A {$HITGIBBON}Stain on the Honor of the Navy

  3. anonymous November 10, 2019 at 10:44 am - Reply

    Like a damn mobster

    Trump Is Spying On And Eliminating Republicans Who Criticize Him

    Donald Trump is spying congressional Republicans who criticize him and taking steps to eliminate them from the party if they criticize him.

    https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/11/08/trump-impeachment-republicans-congress-229904

  4. anonymous November 10, 2019 at 10:45 am - Reply

    NYT reports on ‘head-spinning’ news that Donald Trump’s chief of staff is trying to sue him

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/11/nyt-reports-on-head-spinning-news-that-donald-trumps-chief-of-staff-is-trying-to-sue-him/

    • Anon November 10, 2019 at 11:21 am - Reply

      ““It’s symptomatic of a White House that is more dysfunctional than ever — except now it’s not just chaos, the long knives are coming out,” “Everybody, including the White House chief, seems to be lawyering up.””

      • Anonymous November 10, 2019 at 3:43 pm - Reply

        Read Whte House chef….probably he/she as well.
        Wield that knife! hahahaha

  5. Anon November 10, 2019 at 10:53 am - Reply

    O/T NASCAR had ok Dakota Meyer there.
    Since when did they like auto racing?
    Ah. I almost forgot. Sarah’s little ‘trips’.

  6. Anonymous November 10, 2019 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    https://sojo.net/articles/what-freud-can-teach-us-about-trump-and-his-christian-supporters?fbclid=IwAR1DtTauIMxIerWhkF1RIp1-ml4hFRCDhAsZOn9svXf6iBrAYUxGg0i-L-I

    “often centered on “narcissism.” But that does not really explain Trump or his evangelical and Catholic supporters.

    What if the clue lies not in pathology but supposed health and wealth? Listening to coverage of the impeachment debate, my mind immediately returned to a little-known essay by Freud from 1916 called Those Wrecked by Success.” – “Trump’s wish to be president was clearly present in the late 1990s when he began entertaining the desire ” – “Was he fearing his own success?”
    ” guilt — whether over the privilege into which he was born, or from a sense of inferiority over never meeting parental expectations, or survivor’s guilt for outliving his brother Fred whose alcoholism led to an early death at 42-years-old — is what I believe has motivated Donald Trump for much of his life.”
    tee·to·tal·er $hitgibbon the 1$T

    http://icpla.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Freud-S.-1916.-Some-Character-Types-Met-with-in-Psycho-Analytic-Work.-The-Standard-Edition-of-the-Complete-Psychological-W…pdf

    “1nce Trump is gone, American Christians can look forward to a swifter sinking into irrelevance and a faster emptying out of churches and other Christian institutions that are already (according to the latest Pew data ) in freefall. By trusting Trump, believers will find themselves guilty of more quickly and fatally wrecking whatever is left of Christian credibility.”

    • Anonymous November 10, 2019 at 3:05 pm - Reply

      Depends on who you’re talking about. Not everyone lives in the Old Testament.
      The Bible says they will shun Jesus, and boy have they. Not a sermon, just observation.

  7. Anonymous November 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    Uhoh. I see another $2 million fine coming. Will Junior, Tweedledumber and Ivanka have to go to a Culinary training course?

  8. Anonymous November 10, 2019 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    Trump is a god from hell and his followers are just as evil. Duarte from the phillipines comes second. Now all putin has to do is write a book on how to make an evil diktator in 3 years even in a democracy.

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