Trump Campaign Money Begs Off Manafort Arrest

USA Today reports:

Less than two hours after President Trump’s former campaign manager was indicted Monday, the Trump re-election campaign decided to send out a fundraising email.

The email, entitled “Still Standing” and from presidential son Eric Trump, describes the “opposition” to the administration.

“The mainstream media continues to play politics, creating division and turning the American people against one another,” the email reads. “But as a loyal supporter of our movement, I know you know the truth.”

  • Adam Stevens

    I’m surprised it isn’t “Rubles only” at this point.

    • William

      Swiss Francs are the international currency.

  • Ben in Oakland

    ““The mainstream media continues to play politics, creating division and turning the American people against one another.”
    no, that would be the republican party.

  • fastlanestranger

    Idiots are throwing money at their computer screen as we speak.

    • pch1013

      And trying to stuff coins into their USB ports.

    • ultragreen

      I’m not certain if they are credit-worthy enough to have credit cards. Many of these people are living out in the boondocks inside of caves, dilapidated trailers, mountainside shacks, etc.

  • HZ81

    It’s a movement, alright. A two-flush movement at that

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

    They need to pay those mounting legal fees

    O/T sort of : trump may not seek reelection

    http://www.newsweek.com/trump-2020-election-white-house-manafort-696089?amp=1

  • Todd

    Remarkably, people will donate money to his corrupt sinking ship. There’s no limit to stupidity.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      To them, Forrest Gump’s “stupid is as stupid does” is gospel.

    • Rocco Gibraltar

      Do you really think the Mercer family or the Koch brothers give a shit about this at all? All they care about is how much money they can get from their puppet government.

      • clay

        I almost think the Mercers and Kochs are even worse than that– it’s not about how much money the can get, but how much money gets taken out of others. After all, they can stand heads and shoulderses above everyone else by getting taller, or by cutting the legs out from everyone else.

        • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

          They’re probably in the files too.

    • Kruhn

      They did for Nixon, why shouldn’t they for The Mangled Apricot Hellbeast?

    • Steverino

      They donate to scamvangelists, so…

    • Cattleya1

      To paraphrase Einstein – there are 2 things in the Universe which appear to be limitless: hydrogen and stupidity.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    They really have no clue.

    On the other hand, our friend Trae had somethin’ to say….

    https://youtu.be/LCaNoThm9Lc

    POINTS for the Spacey Burn

    • BobSF_94117

      Love the little kids’ heads running by in the background.

    • clay

      “rich, white lizard fucks”

    • Strepsi

      this one is funny and extra-Dilfy

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        True that.

  • Boreal

    ‘There is new opposition against my father and this administration every day.’

    Damn straight there is, Gary Busey Jr. Suck it up, buttercup.

  • Tomcat

    Glad to see the deplorables have something good to spend their new wealth on.

    • clay

      Yeah, I’m torn. As long as Turmp doesn’t actually get elected, let them throw it away?

  • JustDucky
    • Steverino

      “Do you know who I am? I’m Mo Green!”

      – The Godfather

    • Todd20036

      The Nazi base will stick with Trump no matter what.

  • pch1013
  • HeyYouKidsGetOffMyLawn

    As if deplorables have actual money to donate.

    Most of them are sucking the government teat.

  • Tomcat

    Great Idea dipshit, start a Go fund Me in Russia for your defense.

    • BobSF_94117

      I’d gladly contribute to a Fund My Dacha campaign.

  • Not smart, really. Eric just tied himself to the conspiracy as an ongoing member of Trump’s campaign.

    • Cattleya1

      ‘Smart’ and ‘tRump’ are not 2 words which go together particularly well… I still can’t bring myself to spell the name correctly.

  • Leo
  • another_steve

    The more prurient among us were discussing Eric’s looks, earlier today.

    Boy needs a gay male adviser to guide his facial appearance.

    • Rebecca Gardner
      • another_steve

        Yes, there is that. His looks border on the terrible.

        He requires help.

    • Ben in Oakland

      A large paper bag is easier, cheaper, and recyclable.

      • another_steve

        Perhaps.

        There’s potential there but until further notice, it should be somehow covered and hidden from public view.

    • ultragreen

      Eric reminds me of one of the wax figures in Madame Tussaud’s Chamber of Horrors.

    • William

      That job is a tear down and rebuild.

      • BearEyes

        repeal and replace.

  • Stubenville
  • Lawerence Collins

    Julia goes off on Donald. https://youtu.be/9PtU_zfvQSI

    • Ben in Oakland

      Was that really from designing women?

      • Daveed_WOW

        Yes. Trump has really been around that long. And we’ve been sick of him that long. His fame card should have expired literally decades ago.

        • M Jackson
          • pch1013

            He was parodied – deliciously and mercilessly – by novelist and TV screenwriter Joe Keenan in his 1990 novel “Putting On the Ritz.” I believe it’s out of print, but it’s well worth seeking out.

          • Strepsi

            that trilogy is of the funniest novels ever — and NO ONE has heard of them! Thanks pch1013

            Starts with Blue Heaven, Puttin on the Ritz is 2nd, and Lucky Star the 3rd.
            https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51hariiHLQL._SX312_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

          • pch1013

            “My Lucky Star” is basically a rewrite of “Putting On the Ritz” (with some Moira thrown in) so it might be more accurate to describe it as a 2.5-novel trilogy.

            Also, I can’t reread any of the books without picturing the cast of “Will & Grace” as the main characters. I mean, Sean Hayes was *born* to play Gilbert.

          • pch1013

            “My Lucky Star” is basically a rewrite of “Putting On the Ritz” (with some Moira thrown in) so it might be more accurate to describe it as a 2.5-novel trilogy.

            Also, I can’t reread any of the books without picturing the cast of “Will & Grace” as the main characters. I mean, Sean Hayes was *born* to play Gilbert.

          • JCF

            “Short-fingered vulgarian”

          • Strepsi

            God I loved SPY, and that phrase nailed him (apparently he hated it too!)

          • M Jackson

            I loved that they went through Al Sharpton’s trash.

      • Lawerence Collins

        Yes, it is. I’ve found the show on YouTube.

        • Ben in Oakland

          Thanks. I didn’t know it was there. I loved it back when it was real.

  • This was why last August’s warrant to search Manafort’s place was no-knock and carried out at the crack of dawn.
    https://twitter.com/Isikoff/status/925107307750584320

    • SoCalGal20

      Hahahaha idiot.

    • Stubenville
      • JCF

        Jinxie! [Damn, looking like she’s about to go “V” on an unsuspecting rodent…]

    • William

      Oopsie.

    • Boreal

      Dontcha just hate when that happens.

    • Dagoril

      D’Oh!

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      Right about now would be a great time for another Trump Rally!

    • Clive Johnson

      We’ve been living through a tidal wave of Trump and Republican lies, so it’s nice, more than nice, to see one of these dubious characters get nailed for it.

  • andrew

    Eric Trump, like his daddy, just continues the lie that the mainstream media is turning the American people against one another. Honest people know that it is the extreme right wing media and the Trumpsters that are deliberately dividing America for their own gain. We can only hope that in 2018, the American voters will begin to put the brake on these abusers and in 2020 end the madness.

  • Tomcat

    Come on Eric, that is going to cut into the crack and meth money bad.

  • ultragreen

    It isn’t just the mainstream media that is opposing the Trump administration; the FBI opposes them too because they’re a bunch of criminals. It’s kind of pathetic that there are penniless rubes who are supporting the legal defense fund of this billionaire family of criminals.

  • Karl Dubhe

    Wasn’t he supposed to not be involved in the politics? I thought him and his brother were dealing with Trump’s family business. I suppose that’s something else for them to be charged with; simple corruption.

    “Rather ‘common’ of them, isn’t it?” (in the snobbiest of voices)

    • clay

      Technically, they can’t be involved in the White House, not the re-election campaign (which is also supposed to be separate from the White House, uh-hum, Dr. Carson).

  • Tomcat

    What do you call a republican that is not a millionaire? RUBE.

    • JAKvirginia

      Trump’s base.

  • boobert

    Calling all fools and suckers !

    • Tomcat

      Hey it’s only a dollar per donation,,, they can just use the drug needle several times and save that much.

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    I thought Eric got sent away to military school earlier this fall.

    • TuuxKabin

      He looks like the “I can haz?” cat.

  • Igby

    This from CNN. LMAO!

    President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump host “Halloween at the White House 2017.

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    • Ragnar Lothbrok
      • BobSF_94117

        I wonder what his evangelical supporters think about this heathen display…

        • Kruhn

          Oh yeah! A pagan holiday celebrated in this good Christian White House. Sad! /s

        • Mark

          Linda Harvey said what??? lol

      • Steverino

        Every day is Halloween at the White House.

      • Treant

        Polonium chic.

    • Karl Dubhe

      The scariest monsters there, are them.

      Hopefully the kids aren’t too traumatized.

      • edrex

        just the fat ones.

  • Tomcat

    Now lets search for all those deleted emails,,,, of the trump family.

    • BearEyes

      in their own accounts on tRump servers.

  • coram nobis

    So, what does the Federal Elections Commission think of using campaign funds for personal legal defense?

    • Cuberly Deux

      Apparently it’s not illegal. It’s frowned upon but it’s not a crime.

      • coram nobis

        As long as they report the disbursements on the FEC reports.

    • The_Wretched

      Trumps 2020 campaign is his new slush fund since schneiderman closed the charity.

  • Dagoril

    Please for to make donation in ruble only!

    • Cuberly Deux

      Vat about Borscht Coin?

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Ha Ha Ha OMG F-ing old weasel SOB !!

    https://twitter.com/cspan/status/925115625663553538

    • safari

      Ted off to the left. Sliming.

    • William

      This old goat needs to retire.

    • Steverino

      Guess his caregiver forgot to put him in his Depends this morning.

      • William

        You can see a few false starts to the exit before the camera zooms in.

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          Was that him trying to dim the lights ?

        • Steverino

          The desperate look, the dimmed lights…

    • Kruhn

      I think we may have found a working warp drive in the Senior Senator from Iowa.

  • William

    Eric needs a resupply from his Colombian friend.

  • Special Agent FBl Bambino

    I don’t think this family has any sensation in their skin. One would think this is a good time to hunker down and stay away from the spotlight. Nope. This family just keep grifting.

  • 5moreminutes*imtired

    Common Zeke! Give the needy billionaire some money, for Christ’s sake!

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Zeke ?

  • billbear1961

    Ex-Watergate prosecutor guarantees Papadopoulos has been ‘wearing a wire for months’ and playing ‘dial-a-crook’

    “If I were the prosecutor, and I guarantee you Robert Mueller has done this, he’s had him out there wearing a body wire, playing dial-a-crook on the phone, trying to get recorded conversations to use as evidence against other people,” he asserted. “If I were the other people, and they know who they are in that information, I’d be extremely nervous right now.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2017/10/ex-watergate-prosecutor-guarantees-papadopoulos-has-been-wearing-a-wire-for-months-and-playing-dial-a-crook/

    https://youtu.be/i9VVxAJJFwg?t=15m15s

    https://pre00.deviantart.net/3e11/th/pre/i/2012/283/f/9/greece___statue_of_athena_by_ludo38-d5hdqnw.jpg

    • billbear1961
    • SoCalGal20

      Hahaha calling Roger Stone!

      • billbear1961

        He certainly seemed panicked about SOMETHING, didn’t he?

        • bzrd

          unglued

          • M Jackson

            I thought his thing was meth.

    • Tor

      The Reformation Hymn. October 31. Lutherans are required to stand when the tune is sung or played. Me? I’m no longer Lutherish, so I’ll take the knee.

      So this is 500 years? Must be a big deal to someone.

  • SoCalGal20

    Seth Abramson has a new thread regarding the likelihood Papadopoulos wore a wire for his last 90+ days at work.

    https://twitter.com/sethabramson/status/925115577190010880

    • safari

      *circus music*

      • Bryan

        *bing, bing, bing, bong, bong*

      • William
        • teeveedub

          This should have been the Trump campaign song.

      • Danieruw

        Du du d’d’d’du du du du…

    • Lazycrockett

      This is just getting better and better. Can you imagine the terror going on in this administration knowing that someone was recording everything they said for months? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1ce299c969d1e33c15bc42c39bbf81e42b3623c05b8bc1fefbf4587a42e95609.gif From Drumpf all the way down to interns.

      • edrex

        just ask nixon. (you know. if you could.)

        • Judas Peckerwood

          Except that he was the one doing the recording.

        • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

          There’s always Kissinger! 😀

        • Robincho

          Roaming charges on that call would be a real bitch…

          • edrex

            the first 18.5 minutes are free.

      • djcoastermark

        That is why twumpy, other than this morning has been quiet. XXX shitting it’s pants.

      • Nowhereman

        That’s the best part for me, imagining them laying in their own flop sweat at night, wondering if they were recorded saying things they really shouldn’t have.

    • safari

      I find this man strangely attractive. Clear up his skin, and he’d shine up line a new penny.

      • edrex

        funny. i was studying the photo and thinking, “never trust a zombie.”

      • RGG

        He is Greek, you know.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        You’re a penny rubber!

      • Strepsi

        Nah, he looks like EVERY Greek family’s stupidest son.

    • Lazycrockett

      Looks like he met up with Cheney and his buckshot a time or two.

      • He’s only 30 years old. I’m seeing teenage acne that never cleared up.

        No wonder he doesn’t want to get sent to prison for the rest of his life.

        • safari

          It just tells me he needs to change his pillowcase more often.

      • Judas Peckerwood

        I hope he apologized for getting in the way.

        • Nowhereman

          Don Jr just went hunting–I wish he had invited Cheney.

    • Compelling stuff…and yes, obvious, too.

      After being picked up at Dulles (in what might’ve been an attempt to flee the country), Papa there will have had to prove to the Feds he was useful enough not to charge with more than making false statements. (THE go-to charge for a flipped proactive cooperator who still needs some punishment to keep leverage ongoing.) Hence he’ll have been making calls and taking meetings and sending emails.

      And like I said in another comment, EVERYBODY who talked with him about the conspiracy since the end of July is going to be shitting themselves. Because they’ll know they were caught.

      • bzrd

        according to “the huff” he was returning to the US

      • Nowhereman

        I’m lovin it!

    • ultragreen

      He looks like another guy who could be rehabilitated by Steve.

      • safari

        For a second there I thought you meant Bannon, thinking that, yes, he would be a decent human suit replacement.

        • ultragreen

          No, no, no! Not that Steve, our Steve.

          • Nowhereman

            Oh! Some other Steve!

      • AmeriCanadian

        Is he Jewish? His name sounds Greek.

      • M Jackson

        Since Jared may never come home from his Saudi trip.

    • coram nobis

      And the tidbits keep dropping.

      Each day held a new joy in store!
      (Was anybody happy?)
      — “Damn Yankees”

    • boobert

      That’s got to worry a lot of people .

    • billbear1961
      • Cattleya1

        Exquisite! Thanks for posting that. How about ‘Danse Macabre’ for tomorrow night?

    • Daveed_WOW

      Well, at least we know who the leaker was.

    • clay

      At least there will be some materials for the Turmpritude Presidential Liebrary.

      • Nowhereman

        “Liebrary” HAH! I like that. Yeah–his library so far is mostly just twitter storms. It will be nice to flesh it out with some indictments and court proceedings.

      • prixator

        Wouldn’t “Presidented” be more appropriate?

    • Bad Tom

      Excellent thread!

    • Bad Tom

      Excellent thread!

  • Lazycrockett

    Contribute to Drumpf or get your next opiate high, hmmm?

  • netxtown

    gawd damn…they could have at least waited until Manafort’s body was in the ground….

  • safari

    MSNBC is going to be must see TV tonight.

  • BobSF_94117

    So, if I donate a dollar, doesn’t it cost them more to process it than a dollar?

    • ted-

      Yes. And thanks for the laugh. 🙂

    • billbear1961

      Yes, I should think so, yes.

    • Jefe5084

      I wonder if I could donate 2 cents.

  • BearEyes

    is it possible to have less than zero shame?

    • billbear1961

      We see it ALL the time from the GOP.

      Because of Dump. there’s no longer even an ATTEMPT to hide it.

      That people with ANY self-respect, citizens of a democracy, continue to recognize the authority of these proven pathological LIARS, these obvious GANGSTERS, is just astonishing!

  • coram nobis

    In a possibly-unrelated story, Trump is about to name a replacement for Janet Yellen as chair of the Fed.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/30/us/politics/trump-fed-jerome-powell.html

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    how do you say traitor in Russian?

    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      Trump

    • Denis

      Obviously it is spelled, Трамп.

      • billbear1961

        I was just going to try to turn the “R” around backwards.

        • pch1013

          Это очень просто!

          TЯUMP

          The really fun thing is that the letter “Я” in Russian also means “I” (i.e. the nominative form of “me”) – which of course is Trump’s very favorite topic.

    • billbear1961

      TRUMP

    • pch1013
      • pch1013

        (pronounced “preDAtyel”)

        • DavidAZ

          Are they related to Pterodactyls? Birds of a feather and all that.

    • Ann Kah

      “Welcome to Siberia”?

  • Paula

    Que huevos!!!

    • Steverino

      Don’t tell PickyPecker…

      • djcoastermark

        Stealing that said the sly fox.

      • billbear1961

        Special Agent Picky, FBI, is on the case!

    • TuuxKabin

      Huevitos.

      • GanymedeRenard

        Hahahaha!!! XD

      • GanymedeRenard

        Hahahaha!!! XD

  • Halou

    Eric Trump says; “Please donate to my brother’s legal defence fund because shit is about to get wild!”

  • Friday’s_cat

    Will they take Rubles?

  • AmeriCanadian
  • Daveed_WOW
  • MassageBear

    ..

    • billbear1961

      It’s your patriotic duty, scum!

  • FelineMama

    You son of a bitch. How dare you!! “Loyal supporter of our movement”! FUCK YOU & the turds you dump!

  • Mike C

    You’ll be seeing more of Eric Trump now that daylight savings time is ending.

  • Nick in Pasadena

    Holy Christ. That corrupt band of crooks is gonna milk this gig until the very end.

    • JWC

      makin hay while the sun shines

    • boatboy_srq

      They’ve fvcked all their other revenue sources. The banks won’t lend (even the Russian ones will back away when Lord Dampnut falls), the hotels are getting their names changed, the casinos and university are belly-up, and Trump Steaks are in the distant past. Rubes are all that remain.

  • Henry Auvil

    Even when the world is finally ending, grifters gonna grift.

  • Henry Auvil

    Eric Trump, 2014: “We don’t rely on American banks. We have all the funding we need out of Russia.”

  • JWC

    the only one dividing the country you misguided sap is not the media but dear old dumbfuck dad

  • rednekokie

    One thing the entire tRump family is certainly good at is hucksterism. They can conn the entire country without sweating one drop.

  • bkmn

    They know this grift is coming to an end

  • Mikey

    I’m amazed they didn’t word it as an “attempted hostile takeover by disloyal shareholders”.

    • coram nobis

      Closely-held family firm. No shareholders. Don Donald never had to answer to them or to rule 10b-5, apparently.

  • fuzzybits
  • zherazhera

    Begging for one dollar? Now that’s desperate! Gotta get that grift on while they still can.

  • JAKvirginia

    Hey, what’s one dollar when your “average” tax savings will be $4K. Right? Uh… wut?

  • MassageBear

    • coram nobis

      What does Mr. Sulu have to say about President Underwood?

    • coram nobis

      What does Mr. Sulu have to say about President Underwood?

  • Sporkfighter

    Birds gotta sing, fish gotta swim, and grifters gotta grift.

  • Ann Kah

    A dollar? You want a dollar? How much influence will that buy me?

  • Al Prazolam

    I’m on their list so I expect to get one of those letters. No, I don’t vote for Republicans but I registered as one so I could track their BS and get their surveys. It’s good to keep up with the opposition.

  • David Walker

    Both of my trusted advisers checked in today. Today just keeps on giving…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCaNoThm9Lc
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8WKlg7jOtY

  • MassageBear
  • MassageBear

    Damn, y’all. Papadopoulus and Gates weren’t even on my Indictment Bingo Card. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/92c6b6742700a414e85c57ff1711ce23f5650a49fdaae63cdc22bc77044db5fb.jpg

  • Gianni

    “Sean Hannity Calls Hillary ‘President Clinton’ On Fox News” ….. The right-wing nutjobs at FUX News are going apeshit. Hannity is so over the top with anxiety of the first indictments and trying with the rest of the Trump crazies to divert the public’s attention at all costs. He called Hillary – PRESIDENT!

    • coram nobis

      Alt-right? Meet Alt-History.

      • Friday

        I’m sure Hillary’s actually President in lots of parallel universes, cause this shitshow shouldn’t have even happened *here* if a lot of things hadn’t gone just that wrong. 🙂

        • coram nobis

          There’s also the alt-history of the Al Gore administration.

          http://nymag.com/news/features/19147/index1.html

          • Friday

            You know, at the time, I at *least* thought dealing with four years of Dubya would resolve beyond a doubt to everyone how dumb Republican policy was…. …Clearly not, I guess, cause they just keep doubling down on the stupid.

          • Friday

            You know, at the time, I at *least* thought dealing with four years of Dubya would resolve beyond a doubt to everyone how dumb Republican policy was…. …Clearly not, I guess, cause they just keep doubling down on the stupid.

        • coram nobis

          There’s also the alt-history of the Al Gore administration.

          http://nymag.com/news/features/19147/index1.html

      • Friday

        I’m sure Hillary’s actually President in lots of parallel universes, cause this shitshow shouldn’t have even happened *here* if a lot of things hadn’t gone just that wrong. 🙂

      • Gianni

        The hysteria is really confusing them. They thought they had it all locked up when Donnie was made winner of an election he really didn’t win.

      • Gianni

        The hysteria is really confusing them. They thought they had it all locked up when Donnie was made winner of an election he really didn’t win.

    • coram nobis

      Alt-right? Meet Alt-History.

  • Friday

    This from the Trumps that claimed they were so rich they’d be beholden to no one…. except I guess the Russian oligarchs and Koch Bros…. etc… Now they want their followers’ piggy banks?

  • Friday

    This from the Trumps that claimed they were so rich they’d be beholden to no one…. except I guess the Russian oligarchs and Koch Bros…. etc… Now they want their followers’ piggy banks?

  • Boreal
  • romanhans

    I got this Trump begging email yesterday. Subject is “This is your last chance.” Think they know something we don’t know?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9192a5735a8bf40d4ac3f94df43b6283a48317cecfd6057d64ae13820fdcdf84.jpg

  • Gerry Fisher

    Con men gotta keep on conning. Even as the feds close in.

  • Jay Silversmith

    Ooday and Quesay are frantically searching the golden condo in the tower for the most recent copy of don the con’s will….you know, just to be safe.

  • Nowhereman

    They really DO live in an alternate reality.