Donald Trump is having a bad heir day.
The Trump children, apart from poor, ignored Tiffany, haven’t exactly done him credit on the campaign trail – and now we read that they haven’t given Daddy one red cent.
The Daily Beast reported:
Absent from the list of contributors is basically anyone with the last name Trump, many of the surrogates who represent The Donald on national television, and members of his own campaign staff.
According to a review of Federal Election Commission filings by The Daily Beast, only one of Trump’s children showed up on a list of itemized receipts for the campaign: Eric. On Sept. 7, 2016, Eric Trump appears to have contributed $376.20 listed only as “meeting expense: meals.” It appears that money was later refunded. Eric Trump did not respond to a request for comment about the transaction.
Ivanka Trump, who previously contributed to Hillary Clinton and John McCain in 2007 and 2008 respectively, does not appear to have given to her father. Donald Trump Jr., who contributed to Iowa congressman Steve King in 2014 and Hillary Clinton in 2007, is also nowhere to be found.
A list of “Trump-Backers” who have not given any money to Trump include:
Steven “Breitbart” Bannon
And Democrat Michael Cohen.
Guess they know something that the rest of us don’t?
Meanwhile, Trump uses donor money to host events at his own companies and reimburse them. The Huffington Post reported on how Trump is using the money from little Republicans to give his sinking hotels business:
Trump’s new hotel in Washington received $13,432, according to new Federal Election Commission filings late Thursday. His hotel in New York City received $18,014. And his hotel in Las Vegas was paid $79,044.
The FEC filings cover the first 19 days of October and do not specify precisely what services were provided. The Trump campaign did not respond to The Huffington Post’s queries.
The payments for the New York hotel were over a number of days and were described as “lodging.” The Las Vegas total was a single payment made on Oct. 17, and may have been for the campaign’s visit to the city for the third presidential debate on Oct. 19. It also was described as lodging.
The payment to the new Washington hotel at the Old Post Office site, a few blocks from the White House, also was made on Oct. 17 and was for “rental/catering services.” The hotel hosted a Sept. 16 Trump press briefing that turned into a tour of his property.
Trump held a “grand opening” ribbon-cutting ceremony there on Wednesday that was far more elaborate. Its costs, though, do not have to be disclosed until the FEC filing that’s due a full month after the Nov. 8 election.
Trump’s campaign further paid $8,544 to his golf resort in Potomac Falls, Virginia, and $6,040 to his son Eric Trump’s winery in Charlottesville, Virginia.
These payments were on top of his monthly rental payments of $9,000 to the Trump Plaza and $169,758 to Trump Tower. The Trump Tower rent jumped fivefold in July over what it had been for most of the campaign, even though the number of employees working there has no more than doubled.
That rent increase coincided with the signing of a joint fundraising deal with the Republican National Committee that started sending Trump tens of millions of dollars in donors’ money for the first time.
As the Sex Pistols once sang “Ever get the feeling you’ve been had”?
I've spent as much cash on the Donald Trump campaign in October ($0) as Donald Trump has ($0). He had promised to spend a billion $ to win.
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) October 28, 2016
According to Trump latest campaign disclosure, only gave his campaign $31,000 of in-kind contributions and raised no money for RNC in Oct.
— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) October 28, 2016
and there’s one more piece of bad bad news for the Donald….
— The Hill (@thehill) October 28, 2016