Donald Trump couldn’t attract enough “real Americans” to cheer for him at his presidential campaign announcement, so he hired a bunch of actors to stand around and cheer at fifty bucks a pop.
The Hollywood Reporter busted The Donald:
Donald Trump’s big presidential announcement Tuesday was made a little bigger with help from paid actors — at $50 a pop.
New York-based Extra Mile Casting sent an email last Friday to its client list of background actors, seeking extras to beef up attendance at Trump’s event.
“We are looking to cast people for the event to wear t-shirts and carry signs and help cheer him in support of his announcement,” reads the June 12 email, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. “We understand this is not a traditional ‘background job,’ but we believe acting comes in all forms and this is inclusive of that school of thought.”
Republican campaigns are famous for having to bribe or bus in supporters. In 2012, Mitt Romney had a caravan of Mormon college kids that the campaign bused into events to cheer for the Republican nominee. The difference between what other Republicans did and Trump’s behavior is that they brought people in who were real supporters of the candidate. Trump went out and paid actors to pretend like they were supporting his candidacy.
It turns out that Donald Trump was even worse than a snotty rich kid. He was a rich kid who had to pay strangers to pretend to be his friends. This explains why there were no crowd shots at Trump’s rally. The crowd probably would not have known what to do unless somebody yelled action.
Donald Trump has always been a fraud, but it is telling that he is delusional enough to believe that he can fake his way into the White House.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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