Goldmacher Breaks Down How Trump Campaign Steered Supporters Into Unwitting Donations

Goldmacher Breaks Down How Trump Campaign Steered Supporters Into Unwitting Donations 1


The New York Times reports that former President Trump's campaign made online donations automatic every week in the final months ahead of the election, leading to a record amount of fraud claims and more than $64 million in refunds in the last months of 2020. National Political Reporter Shane Goldmacher broke the story and explains how the campaign did it. Aired on 04/05/2021.
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Goldmacher Breaks Down How Trump Campaign Steered Supporters Into Unwitting Donations

81 Comments on "Goldmacher Breaks Down How Trump Campaign Steered Supporters Into Unwitting Donations"

  1. John Preston | April 5, 2021 at 12:21 PM | Reply

    “I love the poorly educated”…

    • @grant smythe Good for you! Not here in WA.. Some schools have hybrid – go 2 days a week for 3 hours lol.

    • @Google User am also in WA. Local schools are going back full time where I am although families have option to keep kids home. Real challenge for teachers trying to handle both Zoom and classroom.

    • @Linda Scott That will be nice! It’s sad to see kids stuck at home living beneath the TV with their extremist parents.

    • and those with Alzheimer’s.

    • @mtronix I’m on your side but very unoriginal

  2. I love this. Maybe now some of his supporters will finally realize what we’ve been trying to tell them for years that they refused to listen to. He only cares about himself and what he can get from you.

    • @Google User the list of Biden accomplishments in 2 months: vaccines, stimulous checks for people, an economy showing signs of picking up, actual infrastructure legislation as opposed to incessant “infrastructure weeks”, respect on the national scale, a justice department that’s not a political tool, cabinet officials who aren’t corrupt grifters and do have subject matter expertise, etc.

      Trump’s accomplishments in 4 years: a huge tax cut for the wealthiest and for corporations who were already in the stratosphere of wealth, tanking an expanding economy he inherited, being the laughingstock of the world, more corruption than any administration in our nation’s history, and 400,000 needless deaths.

    • @Linda Scott You can thank 45 for all those items.. 2 stimulus checks last year and over a million vaccination day before sloppy jo sat down. So Has Biden accomplished anything himself aside from creating a border surge? Not that I can see…

    • Joshua Stang | April 7, 2021 at 2:34 AM | Reply

      Trump supporters are mentally challenged people

    • @Google User Wow seriously? Did you fall and crack your head open?

    • @Google User poor Google User Trump has literally hypnotized these people.

  3. When the total size and scope of Trump’s criminality is finally revealed, he will go down in history as the biggest fraud and con-man the world has ever known. It will be enough to even make Bernie Madoff gasp in disgust.

    • @jennie henriksson Are you totally ignorant? Many didn’t know they were giving that much to him. Did you not watch the video at all??

    • jennie henriksson | April 5, 2021 at 5:21 PM | Reply

      @JJ Strumr you are right, I don’t care about you, Trump or any of his current/former supporters, you can lose all of your money and I wouldn’t give you 50 cents for you to find someone who would care!

    • @Thaรฏs Lumpp-Lamkie, GG Yeah dude no. His braindead followers would give their first born if their cult leader said to

    • jennie henriksson | April 5, 2021 at 8:54 PM | Reply

      @JJ Strumr would you care if Trump supporters had their hands in my panties? I didn’t think so!

    • Derry Taylor | April 6, 2021 at 3:10 PM | Reply

      @Facts Matter , I agree….he’s dumb as a rock.

  4. This is pathetically hilarious.

  5. Too funny! They aren’t called MAGA morons for nothing, and Trump knows it.

    • Those “MAGA morons”.. As we all live beneath our TV’s on the left?

    • YES…MAGA MORONS! You know the Ones…..the Ones living Under their Keyboards?? Get Outside..Breathe some Fresh Air…Life is Short….Enjoy Yourselves!! You just Might forget that you’ve been HAD, by Your cult leader. You have Chosen Hate…..its NOT to late to Change. Good Luck.

    • Tessmage Tessera | April 5, 2021 at 4:19 PM | Reply

      Not merely morons… Trump’s supporters are HATEFUL morons. They’re foaming at the mouth and irrational… and irrational people can become very, very gullible.

    • @Tessmage Tessera Exactly

  6. The theft IS the feature, not a bug. “Oh Trump mustn’t have known…” How these people somehow made it to adulthood mystified me.

  7. So this is why they were protesting “stop the steal”?

  8. pinco pallino | April 5, 2021 at 12:43 PM | Reply

    And Trump is ‘so rich’ that he had to use other people money to refund that money!!!
    That woman: she still believes in Santa Claus??

    • Jose L. Martinez | April 5, 2021 at 1:36 PM | Reply

      Pontzi Scheme Madoff has to be impressed.

    • @Jose L. Martinez AND Belting out a Homeresque…. D’OH!!! All while slamming his head into the cell door bars…..repeatedly asking himself….”who knew it was That EASY”??? I Love it Jose.

    • Jose L. Martinez | April 5, 2021 at 5:16 PM | Reply

      @Todd DillonU totally nailed it Todd! LMAO!

  9. “A fool and his money are soon parted” : Thomas Tusser 1573

    • Garrett Olson | April 6, 2021 at 5:19 AM | Reply

      @J5L5M6 lol. good one… and good point. lol.

    • Some of them were fools. Most were people like you and me who had this misfortune of growing old and got taken advantage of. Don the Con is and always will be a man with no integrity. Those responsible for this should be jailed. How many people around him have to be indicted before all his supporters realize that this man is just a reprehensible con man who thinks he is above the law because he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth.

    • @oakpkdude Speak for yourself, dude. I would never be conned by someone who is so obviously a grifter. Even when I get old.

    • @oakpkdude The quote still stands. They were fools to donate to the Trump campaign, in the first place. I can’t really say that I feel sorry for people who gave their financial information to someone widely known as a scammer and a cheat. Alas, even after getting robbed, they still think that he’s the bee’s knees.

    • shesaknitter | April 7, 2021 at 1:02 AM | Reply

      Another thing my mother used to say often, was “See a sucker bump his head.” Not sure of the origin but it sure fits in this day and time.

  10. Over 3 years ago, I took a Trump campaign survey and gave the most negative possible answer available on every question. For over a year and a half I got emails thanking me for supporting Trump and offering me another survey in exchange for a $5 donation to the Trump campaign. Despite never responding, the email beg-a-thon continued relentlessly.

    • @Facts Matter When Trump supporters are confronted with facts, they resort to “both sides” narrative

    • @Linda Scott Exactly. And there’s no “both sides do it” narrative about it

    • Yep. Same here. Onslaught of trump beggers.

    • Lotta Sunshine | April 5, 2021 at 9:14 PM | Reply

      I don’t know why, but I got robocalls and emails from the Trump campaign too. They probably don’t monitor those surveys. Make sure you delete all of your cookies. Some of them are well hidden on your cache.

    • I did one of those survey things too because I wanted to make sure I got some non-supporter coverage on those surveys. All the options were Trump is doing great or amazing. There wasn’t an option to select anything negative towards him in any way. So I left the survey uncompleted and never submitted it, but still got emails like you were mentioned… It’s so obviously scammy it’s not even funny.

  11. glen lapwing | April 5, 2021 at 12:47 PM | Reply

    A great man once said โ€œ never give a sucker an even break or smarten up a chumpโ€

  12. And just think, some of the people that got fleeced are currently in jail for storming the Capitol on Trump’s behalf. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜„
    Not only did they get robbed by Trump, they’re now sitting in jail, and can’t afford bail. ๐Ÿ˜‚

  13. Linda Lovatt | April 5, 2021 at 12:53 PM | Reply

    Hes a grifter,his supporters have been told over and over but still hang on to a crook,its their fault as much as his

  14. “I don’t think Donald Trump is a thief.” LMFAO

  15. Film Geeks San Diego | April 5, 2021 at 1:25 PM | Reply

    So people donating to a con-man were conned….shocking

    • The fact that anyone still supports the orange clown absolutely boggles my mind. If you can’t learn from your mistakes, you define idiocracy.

    • @David salo Yes, there is NO CURE for STUPIDITY!

    • Lotta Sunshine | April 5, 2021 at 9:10 PM | Reply

      @David salo Unfortunately, there are many corrupt churches. I know the sweetest widow who is in her eighties and thinks Trump was sent by God because of her pastor. Not everyone is well educated and independent. Her husband told her how to think for 60 years because he died and now she dedicates her time to her church. She has no idea how much a despise Trump and I never mention it. I just listen to her talk about her family, how much she misses her husband and try to change the subject if anything political comes up in my presence.

  16. If they were smart, they wouldn’t have sent donations a snake oil salesman in the first place

  17. Don Beadling | April 5, 2021 at 2:36 PM | Reply

    How ironic that the “Stop the Steal” boot lickers are having their money stolen.

  18. As my wife often says ” you need to be 20% smarter than the thing you’re trying to operate”

  19. Brian Johnson | April 5, 2021 at 3:43 PM | Reply

    The crazy thing is they would still vote for him even after being robbed. The buck never stops with him in their eyes.

    • Sad but true. They are always putting out fires for him and making excuses for him

    • Stephen Kershaw | April 6, 2021 at 7:50 PM | Reply

      “Pay me $100 a week for the next 6 months and I will make sure no one comes and takes your guns and I will personally fight the communist coming to your door step… oh yeah, I will keep all the minorities oppressed”

  20. “Many didn’t believe it was his fault”
    Must be nice to know that no matter how many times you screw someone over, they’ll always vote for you.

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