Trump now taking big money donations like those he attacked others for taking
Donald Trump wants political money just like those he used to mock for doing so.
Trump’s team announced last week that he will create a fundraising apparatus that will take big checks from the wealthiest donors to fund a campaign that could cost upward of $1 billion, according to Bloomberg.
“He’s done a complete 180,” says Josh Stewart, a spokesperson for the Sunlight Foundation, which tracks money in politics. “A central part of Trump’s campaign for the nomination was that he was not bought and paid for and would self-fund his campaign. Now, he’s going back on that.”
In other words, Trump has now become the very kind of candidate he’s said he spent decades buying off.