Trump raising special interest money after all
Donald Trump offered himself as the candidate who would not need or take special interest money. That’s changed.
…instead of self-financing a general election campaign he estimates will cost upwards of $1 billion, Trump has teamed with the Republication National Committee to put together a more traditional fundraising operation relying on the same wealthy donors he once criticized establishment politicians for taking money from.
Beyond his partnership with the RNC, Trump is reportedly courting wealthy potential donors more directly. The Daily Beast reports that on Thursday, “Donald Trump will assemble a group of high-powered lobbyists… so they can pitch him on their special interests behind closed doors at Trump Tower.”
“The ‘Trump Leadership Council,’ as it has been dubbed, was formed to provide the presumptive Republican nominee with guidance on various industries,” the Daily Beast adds. “Thursday’s multi-hour meeting will include whirlwind rounds of presentations by America’s powerful defense, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, finance, and commerce industries, according to a source involved with planning the meeting.”