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Donald Trump Spent $55,000 of Campaign Donations to Buy Copies of His Own Book


FEC rules dictate the Republican nominee must forgo royalties on the book’s sales, or else the $55,0
Donald Trump used his campaign funds to buy thousands of copies of his own book at retail cost, simultaneously diverting donor money back into his pockets while artificially boosting his sales figures. It’s a tactic that may be illegal, campaign finance experts say.

On May 10, the Trump campaign paid Barnes & Noble $55,055, according to a filing with the Federal Election Commission. That amounts to more than 3,500 copies of the hardcover version of Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again, or just over 5,000 copies of the renamed paperback release, Great Again: How to Fix Our Crippled America.

(Daily Beast)

I think my favorite part of this Donald Trump campaign is quickly discovering that Donald Trump is sneaky poor. All throughout the Republican debates, the other candidates tried to ask Trump about all of his bankruptcies and failing businesses and Trump would respond with by saying “uh, how are my businesses? Uh, how’s your face?”

I’m one overdraft fee away from being homeless so I’m obviously not comparing Trump’s situation to mine but it’s safe to say that he’s not the captain of industry we all think he is. Is he buying Twitter followers too?

 

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