Allies of Donald Trump have begun holding events in black communities where organizers lavish praise on the president as they hand out tens of thousands of dollars to lucky attendees. The first giveaway took place last month in Cleveland, where recipients whose winning tickets were drawn from a bin landed cash gifts in increments of several hundred dollars, stuffed into envelopes.
Asked about the legality of the giveaways in a brief phone interview, the Urban Revitalization Coalition’s CEO, Darrell Scott [photo], said that most gifts were between $300 and $500, and that the group mandates that anyone who receives over $600 fills out a W-9 form in order to ensure compliance with tax law. Scott declined to name the donors funding the effort. “I’d rather not,” he said. “They prefer to remain anonymous.”
Definitely read the rest. Good grief.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) January 29, 2020
But the cash giveaways are organized under the auspices of an outside charity, the Urban Revitalization Coalition, permitting donors to remain anonymous and make tax-deductible contributions. — @politico https://t.co/JRroCOm9Ii
— Bruno J. Navarro (@Bruno_J_Navarro) January 29, 2020