The campaign to re-elect President Donald Trump in 2020 sent a deceptive email to supporters in which Trump pledges to match donations made to his campaign to help Republicans in the midterms.
The subject line read, "I'm MATCHING contributions," followed by a message for his base.
"I WILL NOT LET THE RADICAL DEMOCRATS WIN," the email stated.
"I AM MAKING A TRANSFER TO MATCH $3 MILLION WORTH OF GRASSROOTS CONTRIBUTIONS TO DEFEAT THE DEMOCRATS IN JUST 14 DAYS."
Donors are encouraged to give $5-10, which Trump promises to match "dollar-for-dollar," to "protect our majority and defeat the Democrats."
INTERESTING: President TRUMP, who hasn't contributed a penny to his campaign since taking office, pledges in a fund… https://t.co/FnDOVVnduP— Kenneth P. Vogel (@Kenneth P. Vogel)1540338305.0
On Wednesday, Ken Vogel of the New York Times reported that Trump has no intention of donating any of his own money. Rather, the president plans on transferring the money his campaign receives to the Republican National Committee.
UPDATE: The TRUMP campaign tells me that @POTUS is NOT going to donate any of his own $ to his campaign, despite em… https://t.co/0u0RZHZ123— Kenneth P. Vogel (@Kenneth P. Vogel)1540392494.0
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me, right?
That's the mood on Twitter, where people are convinced that Trump's most ardent fans either won't realize or care that they're being duped.
@kenvogel @JohnJHarwood @POTUS He lies right to his donors and they likely still won’t care.— JGutierrezKrueger (@JGutierrezKrueger)1540393320.0
@kenvogel @POTUS Trump's supporters already knows that he lies. They don't care. He lies for their agenda and someh… https://t.co/MWywNx2NUf— Pet Wisdom for Life (@Pet Wisdom for Life)1540396474.0
@kenvogel @CillizzaCNN surprise! another lie from trump about spending his own money...this after RNC has spent a f… https://t.co/aaHUFnxtgC— doreen anderson (@doreen anderson)1540396930.0
@kenvogel @POTUS Wow, the poor people who fall for this bull**** And it is the financially less well off that will… https://t.co/rgxsNC3XYs— GlynisMJenkins (@GlynisMJenkins)1540393301.0
@kenvogel @POTUS Liar gonna lie.— T.I. (@T.I.)1540397053.0
Social media tore into Trump's secretive finances.
Where does his money come from, and how much does he have? No one knows.
@kenvogel @JohnJHarwood @POTUS Trump is indeed the cheapskate-in-chief.— Magnus (@Magnus)1540393193.0
@kenvogel @POTUS He doesn’t have any money!! His daddy’s money is gone and Uncle Vlad and the Saudis are no longer options.— Pauline Criel (@Pauline Criel)1540398782.0
@kenvogel @CillizzaCNN @POTUS https://t.co/5d79Q1IDRd— Brenda Brodie (@Brenda Brodie)1540396627.0
Trump is infamous for not paying his debts. He's notoriously cheap.
@kenvogel @POTUS Exactly. It would be the day Trump would lay down his own dime for anything.— OttolineMorrell (@OttolineMorrell)1540394552.0
@kenvogel he is 'famous' for not paying— connie (@connie)1540338356.0
@kenvogel It won't be his money. No chance.— Paul (@Paul)1540338490.0
@kenvogel Ha! He never pays his bills so .....— Still Not Over It (@Still Not Over It)1540338339.0
Speaking of Trump's finances, where are his tax returns?
@kenvogel He'll never pay. And today would be a good day for him to release his taxes, he also promised that.— Thomas Cope (@Thomas Cope)1540392086.0
@kenvogel He's all mouth, an empty suit who never pays up while convincing the rubes to spend their last dimes on his worthless promises.— Old Salt (@Old Salt)1540345613.0
Thirteen days to go.