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    Default Trump campaign stealing money from his donors' bank accounts.

    When Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, he didn’t stop asking his supporters for money. The emails kept coming in. But by the end of his four years in office, according to a new report in The New York Times, they had begun to look an awful lot like a scam.
    By June 2020, the Trump campaign had begun using dark patterns, computer interfaces designed to trick users, to automatically sign up campaign contributors to donate far more money than they had intended — recurring monthly donations, recurring weekly donations, even a one-time surprise “money bomb” — by pre-checking the checkboxes for each option, burying the fine print under paragraphs of bold text, and forcing his supporters to wade through it all and opt out if they wanted to make a simple donation.
    Here’s how bad it got as of October, according to the NYT:
    One Kansas City supporter who donated $500 saw his account tapped for $3,000 that month. Another realized their $990 donation had become $8,000. Banks and a major credit card company told the NYT that processing fraud claims for WinRed, the conservative fundraising site processing these payments, had started to become a significant percentage of their daily workload. A Trump spokeperson admitted at least $19.7 million worth of its transactions had been disputed. And those are just from people who bothered to dispute the charges.
    When defending Tucker from libel charges, Fox News’ lawyers claimed (a federal judge agreed),“You Literally Can't Believe The Facts Tucker Carlson Tells You.”

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    April 3, 2021 at 1:20 pm EDT By Taegan Goddard

    New York Times: “Facing a cash crunch and getting badly outspent by the Democrats, the campaign had begun last September to set up recurring donations by default for online donors, for every week until the election. Contributors had to wade through a fine-print disclaimer and manually uncheck a box to opt out.”

    “As the election neared, the Trump team made that disclaimer increasingly opaque, an investigation by The New York Times showed. It introduced a second prechecked box, known internally as a ‘money bomb,’ that doubled a person’s contribution. Eventually its solicitations featured lines of text in bold and capital letters that overwhelmed the opt-out language.”

    “The tactic ensnared scores of unsuspecting Trump loyalists — retirees, military veterans, nurses and even experienced political operatives. Soon, banks and credit card companies were inundated with fraud complaints from the president’s own supporters about donations they had not intended to make, sometimes for thousands of dollars.”
    When defending Tucker from libel charges, Fox News’ lawyers claimed (a federal judge agreed),“You Literally Can't Believe The Facts Tucker Carlson Tells You.”

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    It is OK. Trump did it. He needs the money. Of course, the money given to Trump politically is filtered through Trump's fingers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordberg View Post
    It is OK. Trump did it. He needs the money. Of course, the money given to Trump politically is filtered through Trump's fingers.
    Can the FEC go after him and prosecute? Seems like they have solid evidence.
    When defending Tucker from libel charges, Fox News’ lawyers claimed (a federal judge agreed),“You Literally Can't Believe The Facts Tucker Carlson Tells You.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaming Capitalist View Post
    Can the FEC go after him and prosecute? Seems like they have solid evidence.
    The POS should be held accountable for the negligent death of over a hundred thousand Americans above all! But I have lost faith in the so-called justice system. What is being done to prevent the Trump crime syndicate from rising from the obvious laying-low strategy that is taking place now? Have you seen any accountability thus far?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaming Capitalist View Post
    Can the FEC go after him and prosecute? Seems like they have solid evidence.
    They have evidence that Trumpys used subterfuge to bilk money for Trump but was Trump directly involved? He profited off it, but he will claim ignorance? For him, ignorance is a given.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordberg View Post
    They have evidence that Trumpys used subterfuge to bilk money for Trump but was Trump directly involved? He profited off it, but he will claim ignorance? For him, ignorance is a given.
    Word is Trump has a better chance of being in jail than being in the White House in 2024.
    When defending Tucker from libel charges, Fox News’ lawyers claimed (a federal judge agreed),“You Literally Can't Believe The Facts Tucker Carlson Tells You.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaming Capitalist View Post
    Trump campaign stealing money from his donors' bank accounts.
    So to sum things up:
    1) trump stole money from supporters' bank accounts.
    2) trump used this money as interest free, illegal loans.
    3) trump lied about the results of the election to get donations to pay back the loans.

    How is trump not in prison?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt View Post
    So to sum things up:
    1) trump stole money from supporters' bank accounts.
    2) trump used this money as interest free, illegal loans.
    3) trump lied about the results of the election to get donations to pay back the loans.

    How is trump not in prison?
    Patience, my son. He will be very soon. Very soon.
    When defending Tucker from libel charges, Fox News’ lawyers claimed (a federal judge agreed),“You Literally Can't Believe The Facts Tucker Carlson Tells You.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaming Capitalist View Post
    When Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, he didn’t stop asking his supporters for money. The emails kept coming in. But by the end of his four years in office, according to a new report in The New York Times, they had begun to look an awful lot like a scam.
    By June 2020, the Trump campaign had begun using dark patterns, computer interfaces designed to trick users, to automatically sign up campaign contributors to donate far more money than they had intended — recurring monthly donations, recurring weekly donations, even a one-time surprise “money bomb” — by pre-checking the checkboxes for each option, burying the fine print under paragraphs of bold text, and forcing his supporters to wade through it all and opt out if they wanted to make a simple donation.
    Here’s how bad it got as of October, according to the NYT:
    One Kansas City supporter who donated $500 saw his account tapped for $3,000 that month. Another realized their $990 donation had become $8,000. Banks and a major credit card company told the NYT that processing fraud claims for WinRed, the conservative fundraising site processing these payments, had started to become a significant percentage of their daily workload. A Trump spokeperson admitted at least $19.7 million worth of its transactions had been disputed. And those are just from people who bothered to dispute the charges.
    How can you stand waking up every single morning with trump's cock in your mouth?

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    When defending Tucker from libel charges, Fox News’ lawyers claimed (a federal judge agreed),“You Literally Can't Believe The Facts Tucker Carlson Tells You.”

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    the Trump campaign had begun using dark patterns, computer interfaces designed to trick users, to automatically sign up campaign contributors to donate far more money than they had intended — recurring monthly donations, recurring weekly donations, even a one-time surprise “money bomb” — by pre-checking the checkboxes for each option, burying the fine print under paragraphs of bold text, and forcing his supporters to wade through it all and opt out if they wanted to make a simple donation.
    Trump is a sleazebag.

    And his fan boys apparently love him for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress View Post
    Trump is a sleazebag.

    And his fan boys apparently love him for it.
    They are also using intimidation, calling them “Defectors” if they only make a one time donation. Typical Trump tactics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantasmal View Post
    They are also using intimidation, calling them “Defectors” if they only make a one time donation. Typical Trump tactics.
    yikes

    It says a lot about a political party that a sleazy, amoral con man became their most beloved politician of the 21st century.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt View Post
    So to sum things up:
    1) trump stole money from supporters' bank accounts.
    2) trump used this money as interest free, illegal loans.
    3) trump lied about the results of the election to get donations to pay back the loans.

    How is trump not in prison?
    Because his fellow kleptocrats write the rules.
    “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” -- Gandhi

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