Trump On A Warpath After NYT Accused Him Of Stealing Funds From Supporters
A New York Times report claimed that Trump scammed his own supporters out of millions. The report, which was published Saturday, claimed that the supporters were unknowingly enrolled in automatic payments. The report included supposed Trump supporters who backed up their claim but Trump snapped back Monday and declared the report was a complete sham:
"In yet another highly partisan story, the failing New York Times wrote a completely misleading, one-sided attack piece this weekend that tried to disparage our record-setting grassroots fundraising operation during the 2020 campaign," read the Trump statement.
New York Times claimed that Trump's donation site had pre-check boxes for reoccurring payments and also claimed that the Trump campaign denied refunds when they complained.
"Our support in 2020 was so big — never before seen (received more votes than any sitting President in history, by far), that it has become a major threat to the Democratic Party, which explains why the New York Times immediately rushed to defend their Radical Left Allies," Trump continued.
"In fact, many people were so enthusiastic that they gave over and over, and in certain cases, where they would give too much, we would promptly refund their contributions. Our overall dispute rate was less than 1% of total online donations, a very low number. This is done by Dems also," Trump said.
The Times report went on to contradict itself by claiming that the RNC (Republican National Committee) issued some 530,000 refunds to online donars in the last 2 months of 2020. The Times added that the DNC (Democratic National Committee) only made 37,000 refunds in that same time frame. Trump also slammed that claim and declared it false:
"Our fundraising efforts, working together with the Republican party, were all done legally," Trump continued, "and all with the goal of ensuring that my Administration could continue to Make America Great Again."
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— Elizabeth Crisp (@elizabethcrisp) April 5, 2021
The Times report, at face value, makes it seem like the RNC placed a staggering amount of refunds over the DNC but Trump explained that the RNC's complaint level was below 1% of the overall total of members who donated. This means, that GOP clearly had more individual donors if Trump's numbers are accurate. That's not to say Biden didn't have massive donations, he did, but the Democrats also had big donors like liberal tech firms and Billinares like Goerge Soros in his pocket.