“The president is peddling an idea that is not true to people who want it to be true. In exchange, he’s taking their money — about $170 million so far,” Cooper said.
Donors are being led to believe their money “is going toward legal expenses related to the election,” he said. “It’s largely not. That is the definition of what a confidence game is. That’s what a con man does, and that is what the president seems to be doing.”
He also noted how Trump’s campaign team has bombarded supporters with emails asking for donations, but due to the nature of the so-called “leadership” PAC to which their cash is going, there are largely no limits on what the money can be spent on.
“The people giving him money don’t even get those old Trump steaks or a worthless diploma from Trump University,” Cooper said. “This is another con.”
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