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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:44 AM

'It's been a disaster.' Inside the Trump super PAC struggles

CNN

A few numbers stick out on the public spending report for Donald Trump's flagship super PAC, America First Action.

There's the $33,000 spent last year on a single event at the Prime Rib, a swanky DC steakhouse, the $120,000 paid to two firms tied to former Milwaukee sheriff (and Trump super-fan) David Clarke, and the more than $460,000 spent over two years at Trump-owned properties.

This kind of spending is only part of why some Republicans are angry over what's going on at America First. Two years after it launched, the group has gained a reputation, not as a financial powerhouse for a sitting president, but as an aimless operation struggling to deliver for Trump politically.

Interviews with six GOP operatives and donors reveal a deep frustration, not just over the group's spending habits, but also its lackluster fundraising. In the 2018 cycle, chairman and president Brian O. Walsh told CNN that America First and its affiliated non-profit together raised about $75 million, well short of its $100 million goal. About $39 million of that went to the super PAC, Federal Election Commission records show.

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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 10:03 AM

1. drumpfy don't care.

this is nothing to him. His big guns are all the foreign powers who have promised him they'd "secure" the next election for him. That's the only thing he cares about - stealing power so he doesn't go to jail.

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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 10:28 AM

2. So it's just another Trump Foundation?

Imagine that, corruption following Trump like an evil stench.

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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:51 PM

3. This makes me smile

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