New financial disclosure forms reveal that the Trump campaign used donor money to pay the retainer for Trump Jr.’s lawyer before The New York Times published their big story.
HuffPost reported, “According to the disclosure forms, Trump’s presidential campaign made a $50,000 payment to Futerfas’ law firm on June 27, 2017. The first story about Trump Jr.’s meeting with lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya went up on the New York Times website on July 8, 2017, 11 days after the payment was made. On July 12, in an exchange with reporters on Air Force One en route to Paris, Trump said, “I only heard about it [Trump Jr’s meeting with the Russian lawyer] two or three days ago.”
Trump claims to be worth billions of dollars, so why is his presidential campaign paying for his son’s legal fees? When a Trump supporter bought their Make America Great Again hats, they didn’t think that they were making America great by paying Don Jr.’s legal bills because he tried to collude with the Russians.
Donald Trump sold himself to his supporters as an independent self-funded billionaire who would work for them. The reality has been that Trump has forced taxpayers and supporters to foot the bill for everything from his travel to his son’s legal bills, while he has used the presidency for personal financial gain.
It was all a big con. Only a sucker would give money to Donald Trump and expect it to go for its stated purpose. The old proverb that a fool and his money are soon parted has never been truer than when looking at the financial relationship between Donald Trump and his supporters.