Former president Donald Trump's PAC has raised $75 million this year as he's peddled false claims about widespread fraud in the 2020 presidential election, the Washington Post reported Thursday. However, despite pledging to fight the election results in solicitations to donors, Trump hasn't spent a dime of that money to support audits in Arizona or other states.
"Instead, the Save America leadership PAC — which has few limits on how it can spend its money — has paid for some of the former president's travel, legal costs and staff, along with other expenses, according to the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the group's inner workings. The PAC has held onto much of its cash," the Post reported.
MSNBC's Steve Benen wrote that the report again raises the question of whether Trump is "genuinely delusional" and believes he really won the election, or he's "little more than a con man."
"It's an interesting debate, but this new reporting suggests the resolution of the question isn't altogether relevant: regardless of Trump's true beliefs, his apparent priority is making sure his followers keep sending him their money. The scheme is working -- again," Benen wrote.
Here's how Twitter has reacted to the Post's report:
So he's, like, living off the STOP THE STEAL money? "Instead, the Save America leadership PAC — which has few limi… https://t.co/dD7qaamFfx— Rachel Maddow MSNBC (@Rachel Maddow MSNBC) 1626983762.0
Of course he is pocketing the $75 million - suckers! "but the group has not devoted funds to help finance the ongoi… https://t.co/lny5sSu8zY— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈) 1626985251.0
Just like OJ claiming he'd find the real killer...... https://t.co/93JlA9Y24z— Ron Shillman (@Ron Shillman) 1626987922.0
Trump’s PAC is a mechanism to move money out of the hands of hard working Americans and into the bank account of a… https://t.co/SOncipL3CW— Thomas Vought (@Thomas Vought) 1627041965.0
Hey MAGA geniuses: Trump’s PAC collected $75 million this year, but so far the group has not put money into pushing… https://t.co/7JT7SIYJ7d— Richard Marx (@Richard Marx) 1627044444.0
Trump's PAC is just like Trump Org, Trump Casinos, Trump University, Trump presidency. A crooked front to pay Trump… https://t.co/ZWapgqBkaH— ClockOutWars (@ClockOutWars) 1627044490.0
Who could have imagined that Trump's "Save America" PAC is just fleecing his MAGA suckers for multiple millions rat… https://t.co/CtPhTD3B2b— Steve Silberman (@Steve Silberman) 1626990817.0
tRump is and always has been a corrupt con man. tRump's PAC was ALWAYS about the grift. https://t.co/AvTjevyU5V— Helis Bor (@Helis Bor) 1627043116.0