Team Trump Selling Ad Space For State of the Union Speech
President Donald Trump is using the State of the Union address to bilk his supporters into donating to his 2020 reelection campaign.
An email sent to donors on Monday promises what amounts to ad space in exchange for sending money to Trump.
Any guesses as to who wrote it? The email reads:
“Tomorrow, President Trump will deliver his State of the Union address that will go down in history as the speech that saved America from a great Humanitarian CRISIS at our Southern Border.”
A hyperlink to a donation portal was nestled below a plea to “cement your name in history.”
“Please make a contribution of $5 IN THE NEXT THREE HOURS to have your name proudly displayed LIVE during the President’s State of the Union address.”
The email also accused Democrats of being in cahoots with the “Mainstream Media” to “delegitimize the terrible crisis at our Southern Border.” In the email, Trump promises to tell the “TRUTH” to the American people “whether they like it or not.”
This has to be the crassest thing the crassest president has ever done:
Trump is currently selling ad space in the #StateOfTheUnion address!
Yes, your name will appear “LIVE” during the State of the Union if you give him $5.
This is low point, even for this grifter trash. pic.twitter.com/qHyi3b8jg9
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) February 4, 2019
Because of course he is.
This can’t be legal. (Not that it matters, since he breaks the law daily with aplomb with zero recourse.)
— Peace Love Liberty (@libertythePD) February 4, 2019
It’s one big long grift!
— suzy greenberg (@stacytklein) February 4, 2019
unfucking….no, scratch that…it's COMPLETELY believable…
— michael konkol (@meeyaow) February 4, 2019
Five dollars is a small price to pay for a chance to troll, though.
We’ll get to learn how many Americans are named “Impeach Now.”
— A.T. Fields (@_KommSuesserTod) February 4, 2019
I should get this as a gift for my friend Impeachme U. Cowards
— St. Simeon the Holy Fool (@SimeonTheFool) February 4, 2019
Hi, I have $5 and my name is Trumpis Gunna Be’impeached, Jr.
— alcoholic unicorn (@alcholicunicorn) February 4, 2019
Or “Vote Democrat!”
— Ray Kristall (@rayraywk) February 4, 2019
Another broken promise.
That just reeks of desperation.
Whatever happened to the Donald was so rich he promised never to ask for a single campaign contribution?
— I'm S.A. Barton and I approve this science fiction (@Tao23) February 4, 2019
At the invitation of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Trump will deliver the annual speech inside the Capitol on Tuesday, February 5 at 9 P.M. The president was supposed to give the address on January 29 but Pelosi canceled it due to the partial government shutdown.
Have your Trump Bingo cards handy. You will need them.