Once A Scammer, Always A Scammer: Trump Uses Fake "Win A Meal With Donald Trump" Fundraising Pitches.

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Campaigns use these contests to raise money, and because photos of the candidates dining with regular folks make for great publicity.
Trump has been using this pitch since last year. However there is no evidence that he has ever dined with any of the poor suckers "winners."

"The Trump campaign has held at least 15 contests since 2018 offering the chance to win breakfast, lunch, or dinner with President Trump. 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. An investigation by Popular Information, however, did not uncover evidence that anyone has ever actually won. "

"Last week, Popular Information contacted Matt Wolking, Deputy Director of Communications for the Trump campaign, and requested the names of the contest winners and/or photos of the meals. Wolking did not respond."

 
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Of course Trump didn't keep his end of the deal. Now that it was made public he'll pull some names out of his ass and tell everyone it was his plan to have one big dinner for all the winners all at once.
 
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Campaigns use these contests to raise money, and because photos of the candidates dining with regular folks make for great publicity.
Trump has been using this pitch since last year. However there is no evidence that he has ever dined with any of the poor suckers "winners."

"The Trump campaign has held at least 15 contests since 2018 offering the chance to win breakfast, lunch, or dinner with President Trump. 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. An investigation by Popular Information, however, did not uncover evidence that anyone has ever actually won. "

"Last week, Popular Information contacted Matt Wolking, Deputy Director of Communications for the Trump campaign, and requested the names of the contest winners and/or photos of the meals. Wolking did not respond."

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Blueneck

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Of course Trump didn't keep his end of the deal. Now that it was made public he'll pull some names out of his ass and tell everyone it was his plan to have one big dinner for all the winners all at once.
And he'll say hello via skype!
 
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And he'll say hello via skype!
Part of his Trump University scam was to guarantee people who paid a certain elevated price level that their fee would include a personal meeting and photo with the great Donald J. Trump.
One plaintiff testified that when she pressed for the meeting, she was instead offered a chance to have her photo taken with a cardboard cutout of Trump.