On Saturday, a bombshell report from The New York Times revealed that former President Donald Trump's campaign was deceiving its donors, turning one-time payments into recurring monthly donations without their knowledge by automatically checking the box to do so and making it hard to see on the page confirming the contribution. This deception led to more than one in ten Trump donors demanding refunds for the money they never agreed for the campaign to take out of their bank accounts.
Stunned commenters on social media blasted the Trump campaign for the sleazy tactic, accusing him of perpetrating a financial scam on the very people who tried to keep him in office.
@nytimes In other words, DonTheTeflonCon, even ripped off his own supporters?! Lmao. That’s cold blooded! Lol.— DividedStatesOfAmerica (@DividedStatesOfAmerica) 1617469129.0
Stupid people getting fleeced by a con man. https://t.co/bftIs46D6C— Rick Smith (@Rick Smith) 1617477837.0
Get caught stealing $3,000 worth of anything from somewhere and see what happens to you.— Ryan Grim (@Ryan Grim) 1617477523.0
It’s all he’ll ever really amount to. Taking advantage of the forgotten men and women he promised to champion for.… https://t.co/9TtKDnYQNA— Fati Houssein (@Fati Houssein) 1617475375.0
Con men always gonna con! ... and grifters always gonna grift!👇🏼 https://t.co/3BvevUpXA9— Fernand R. Amandi (@Fernand R. Amandi) 1617474570.0
Griftin’ Trumpy the Clown never saw his supporters as anything other than patsies and marks. https://t.co/f8BGgR4k6B— Witch Hunter (@Witch Hunter) 1617474206.0
Fraud. Once or twice might be a mistake. $64 MILLION is intentional. https://t.co/3tkUZlKKK1— Raymond Baker (@Raymond Baker) 1617476188.0
This is CRIMINAL. Look, we all know the man is a complete scam, along with anyone who associates with him. But this… https://t.co/Few3J0ka7c— @MagicCityMoon (@@MagicCityMoon) 1617474200.0
Some of the details in this article is pretty staggering. The forensic accounting and reports of the things that we… https://t.co/EuGhhc3uLh— Kojak (@Kojak) 1617474054.0
Is this still "your president" now, maga schmucks? #smdh https://t.co/FH6NnYUdvt— the black fly in your chardonnay™ (@the black fly in your chardonnay™) 1617478225.0