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Trump fans swindled out of over $1 million by scammer promising dinner with The Donald

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Just how easy is it for grifters to make money off of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign?

So easy that a 25-year-old man with no ties to the Trump campaign has made more than $1 million by giving them a false promise that they’ll have a chance to win a dinner with their favorite candidate.

Politico reports that a 25-year-old Maryland man named Ian Hawes, who runs a website called dinnerwithtrump.org, has suckered over 20,000 Trump supporters into giving his purportedly pro-Trump PAC more than $1 million in donations under the false promise that donating would net them a chance to have dinner with the Donald.

Hawes got the word for his scam PAC out by spending $108,000 on Facebook ads and it so far has spent none of the money that it’s collected helping Trump get elected.

“I feel ripped off and taken advantage of,” Mary Pat Kulina, who donated $265 to the PAC, told Politico. “This is horrible. That was not my intent… I want my money back and I want them to add up what they stole from people and give it to Donald Trump.”

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Given what we know about Trump’s campaign, of course, it’s no bet that donating to it would be a safer investment.

Nonetheless, it seems that Hawes’s PAC is baldly deceptive. Politico notes that even though it’s promoting dinner with Trump, the fine print in the deal actually promises two tickets “at a Sponsor-selected fundraising evening event held with Donald Trump and other attendees.”

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Black Georgia lawmaker accuses white man of demanding she ‘go back where she came from’ in supermarket diatribe

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On Friday evening, Erica Thomas, and African-American Democratic lawmaker in the Georgia House of Representatives, was shopping at a Publix supermarket in Mableton when a white customer came up to her and shouted at her, telling her to "go back where you came from" — words echoing President Donald Trump's recent racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color.

Thomas' crime? She had too many items for the express checkout line.

Today I was verbally assaulted in the grocery store by a white man who told me I was a lazy SOB and to go back to where I came from bc I had to many items in the express lane. My husband wasn’t there to defend me because he is on Active Duty serving the country I came from USA!

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Trump mocked for tweeting he’ll ‘personally vouch’ for rapper A$AP Rocky’s bail: ‘Now name three of his songs’

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Twitter users were both baffled and amused on Saturday morning after Donald Trump tweeted that he would "personally vouch" for the bail needed to release American rapper A$AP Rocky from a Swedish jail.

After receiving a phone call from celebrity Kim Kardashian about the plight of the hip-hop star overseas, the president -- in the middle of a racism scandal himself -- appears to have taken up the cause in an effort to calm racism charges.

Not everyone on Twitter was buying it.

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Just had a very good call with @SwedishPM Stefan Löfven who assured me that American citizen A$AP Rocky will be treated fairly. Likewise, I assured him that A$AP was not a flight risk and offered to personally vouch for his bail, or an alternative....

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Trump echoes another president who stoked fear rather than face the tech-based economic change he failed to stem

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It is amazing how similar America in 2019 is to America in the 1920’s, a decade that began almost a hundred years ago. It is as if America is reliving its own history, trapped in a prison of deja vu, purposely not wanting to remember the disaster that unfolded as the 1920s ended.

The parallels are striking, the anti-immigration frenzy, race-baiting, trade wars, over-heated stock markets, corruption, and technological changes that produced hip urban centers contrasting with rural alienation and bitterness. Like today, the 1920s was a period of spectacular wealth and an ever-increasing income gap.

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