June 17, 2015 7:30 pm -


Background actors were paid to cheer Donald Trump and wear t-shirts at his campaign launch.

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.” …

The pay was listed as $50 for fewer than three hours of work. According to the email, Extra Mile was reaching out to potential extras in partnership with Gotham Government Relations and Communications, a New York-Based political consulting group that has worked with Trump in the past. Gotham GR had no comment…

When reached for comment about the Trump casting call, a person who answered the phone at Extra Mile said, “We don’t know anything about that.” When pressed about whether this response was a denial of the story, the person said she couldn’t comment further and hung up. Additional calls to Extra Mile went unanswered.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

9 responses to Trump Paid Actors $50 To Cheer Him At Launch

  1. StoneyCurtisll June 17th, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    I wouldn’t have done itf or less than 100…
    Trump can afford it.

    • whatthe46 June 17th, 2015 at 7:59 pm

      but could you hold down your puke?

    • katkelly57 June 17th, 2015 at 9:18 pm

      Plus lunch.

  2. Suzanne McFly June 17th, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Thats how he’s always done it, “you don’t have it then you buy it”.

  3. Warman1138 June 17th, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Next he’ll try cash vouchers for votes.

  4. Obewon June 17th, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Nobody honestly cheers Trump without a bribe and Sarah may have given Donnie the clap.

    • katkelly57 June 17th, 2015 at 9:18 pm

      VD’s nuttin’ to clap about ya know…..


  5. Republicans_are_Evil June 17th, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    How much will Trump pay me to vote for him in the Republican Primary?

  6. William June 18th, 2015 at 10:07 am

    How sad is todays GOP…really?