USA Today reports:
In the Trump campaign’s latest push to raise money for its “election defense” fund, at least half of any donation could go toward paying down debt for the president’s campaign, according to the fine print. The Trump campaign has mounted legal challenges in several battleground states that show Democratic challenger Joe Biden ahead as votes continue to be tallied in the tightly contested presidential race, including Michigan, Pennsylvania and Georgia.
Over the last four days, the Trump campaign as well as the Republican National Committee have sent a flurry of text messages and emails urging supporters to contribute to the president’s court challenges. But a disclaimer on the website states that 50% of any donation will go toward the campaign’s general election debt retirement and the other half toward the campaign’s recount account, the Wall Street Journal first reported.
“According to the fine print on the donations page, 60% of the funds raised will go to paying down the campaign’s debt.” One reason to not concede and keep fundraising for legal challenges to the election’s outcome. https://t.co/i3xY6IZirt
— Yaroslav Trofimov (@yarotrof) November 8, 2020
…Half of each donation will go toward paying off the Trump campaign’s debt. 🤔https://t.co/JLRvKWYfUd
— The American Independent (@AmerIndependent) November 7, 2020