Trump Uses Taxpayer Money To Dupe His Supporters Into Paying Him $15K For A Selfie, Twitter Users Are Furious
Donald Trump is using taxpayer money on Monday to fly down to El Paso, Texas to talk about his border wall proposal. While there, he’s attempting to profit by holding a “fundraiser” event that will charge people $15,000 to get in and maybe get a chance to take a selfie with him.
The money that he receives from the event will go directly to his re-election campaign.
The Washington Post’s Josh Dawsey tweeted out the flyer below that urges Trump-supporters to cough up 15 grand to see the president.
Not on the president’s schedule but appears he is also doing some fundraising in Texas tonight. $15K for a photo, per invite. pic.twitter.com/bPzTO7WVXM
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) February 11, 2019
People on Twitter were furious to see Trump using taxpayer funds to help him get richer. Here’s how they responded:
$15k for a photo op, looks like trump doesn’t wanna interact with 95% of his base then
— candy flipping (@br0k3nhalos) February 11, 2019
Remember Folks. Every dollar he raises pays for the tRump family defense fund.
God forbid they use their own money. (Our money that he's grifted)
— Jo-nee Resist, Til it's all BLUE! 🌊✌ (@Jonee61) February 11, 2019
QUESTION: Are we taxpayers footing the bill for his trip, Secret Service for him and misc. family, or any other expense tied to this CAMPAIGN RALLY????????
— IdahoGal (@idahogal1006) February 11, 2019
If he really did care about the working and middle class like he claims he'd go to a Wal-Mart and shake hands and take pics for $15, not $15k at some swanky place. Yet these idiots who support him STILL can't see through these sorts of things.
— BeBest123456 (@BBest123456) February 11, 2019
Ugh. That's ridiculous! If he's so rich why doesn't he fund his own campaign?
— ➕marianne➕ (@gardengirlove) February 11, 2019
Why are taxpayers paying for him to make a trip that is a fund raiser? If he wants to raise funds let the RNC pay for the trip.
— A J (@AJ71105218) February 11, 2019
Meanwhile, the government is about to shut down again, hurting thousands of workers and their families even more. POTUS should be at WH, working hard for these people, not out fundraising and using that money to pay lawyers.
— Checks & Balances are back! (@JCTweet2) February 11, 2019
@senategop @potus @senatedems @housedemocrats @housegop this is the kind of nonsense, regardless of party, that feels like @realDonaldTrump is abusing & demeaning (he is a disrespected vile ill mannered fool) the office,again. We know you must raise money, don't do it on our dime
— Ditzzeechick (@Ditzzeechick) February 11, 2019
Idiots and their money will soon be parted.
— Parade of Degenerates (@DegenerateParad) February 11, 2019
is this normal??
— sethedel (@sethedel) February 11, 2019