As those of us on the Trump campaign’s email list know, their money begs have increasingly threatening over the last few weeks. And there’s now a backlash:
President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign is coming under fire over campaign fundraising emails which some supporters are calling “gross” and “scary.”
Most of the emails — which typically claimed to be from the president himself or one of his children — attempted to shame Trump supporters for not donating enough money, and used manipulative language to guilt recipients into giving more, prompting social media users to make comparisons to “mob collections” and “slumlord” eviction notices.
“I hate to be the one to tell you, but according to our records, your Trump 100 Club offer has been RESCINDED,” read one email, which was posted on Twitter. “You’ve received multiple emails from Team Trump, including my father, inviting you to join this BRAND NEW, prestigious club, and you’ve ignored every single one of them.”
when your campaign fundraiser emails read like mob collections
“be a shame if something happened to your trump club membership. my father hears you’ve been a little ungrateful lately” pic.twitter.com/GlebRsXU5O
— central standard grimes (@andreagrimes) July 13, 2020
Brad Parscale appears to be working with Jared Kushner on campaign messaging, because this email imparts the feeling I am being evicted from the Republican party by a slumlord pic.twitter.com/v8jqgGUmVz
— 𝔓𝔢𝔡𝔯𝔬 𝔏. 𝔊𝔬𝔫𝔷𝔞𝔩𝔢𝔷 (@emeriticus) July 11, 2020
Maybe @parscale could go with something more subtle with his intimidation and shame correspondence. Maybe reference some demographic info, too…
“Nice little family with two kids and a new home you have there. Be a shame if anything were to happen. Donate $20 now!” https://t.co/0wdMlSytNE
— Jared A. Chambers 🇺🇸 (@C4CEO) July 12, 2020
Don’t ever again send me a text that treats me like an idiot.
I am hearing from A LOT of supporters of the President that they are getting EXTREMELY insulted and angry at this garbage.
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) July 10, 2020
— JoeMyGod (@JoeMyGod) July 13, 2020