Former President Donald Trump’s businesses have pocketed at least $2.8 million from the Republican National Committee. Now the RNC seems to be flipping the script.
Two weeks after Trump announced plans to launch a social-media platform named Truth Social, the RNC sent out a fundraising blast telling supporters that any donation would qualify them as a “Trump Social Media Founding Supporter.” There’s no mention of what, if anything, comes with that designation.
Spokespeople for the RNC and former president have not replied to inquiries.
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The National Republican Senatorial Committee, a separate group, also is using Trump’s new venture to bring in money The NRSC’s ad doesn’t offer any special memberships, but it does ask would-be donors, “Would you join Trump’s Platform?” Meanwhile the National Republican Congressional Committee is growing its mailing list with ads pegged to Trump’s social-media app.
The RNC’s solicitation also includes pre-checked boxes that would make the contribution reoccur monthly.