On the same day President Trump’s former 2016 campaign chairman Paul Manafort was indicted by a federal grand jury in the investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, Trump supporters received a Trump Campaign fundraising request from Eric Trump in their inboxes with the subject line “Still Standing.”
“There’s new opposition against my father and this Administration every day. The mainstream media continues to play politics, creating division and turning the American people against one another,” the email starts off. “But as a loyal supporter of our movement, I know you know the truth.”
“My father has spoken out time and time again against those who have tried to bring this country down, and will always do so to protect hardworking Americans whose values have been forgotten by Washington,” Eric Trump’s email states.
“To stand with us, please consider making a crucial end-of-month contribution before the deadline tomorrow,” and has two red boxes which email recipients can click on to “Contribute $1.”
“Please make a contribution of just $1 to help us crush our goal this month,” the email asked supporters.
After clicking on the link, you are taken to a campaign webpage that doesn’t have a $1 option, but rather $35, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000, $2,700 and $5, in that order, reports Newsweek. Selecting $5 changes the option to “other,” which then allows $1, but no amount less than that.
The campaign website claims that despite “liberal obstructionists” in the Senate, the Trump administration “has accomplished more in just NINE months than most presidents do in four years”—a statement far from the truth.
“Thanks to your constant support, we have the momentum to combat their vicious attacks, and we’re working day and night to deliver on each and every promise made last November,” the site cliams.
Read the email below.
New Trump fundraising email: “Still standing” pic.twitter.com/o8XWo25jkZ
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) October 30, 2017
Eric Trump just sent out a campaign fundraising email, an hour after Manafort's indictment, with the subject line "Still Standing."
— Joe Vogel (@JoeVogel_) October 30, 2017
"We're going to need more money for our defense fund"
— LizWelch (@LizWelchLive) October 30, 2017