Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has run an unusually cheap campaign in part by not paying at least 10 top staffers, consultants and advisers, some of whom are no longer with the campaign, according to a review of federal campaign finance filings.
Those who have so far not been paid, the filings show, include recently departed campaign manager Paul Manafort, California state director Tim Clark, communications director Michael Caputo and a pair of senior aides who left the campaign in June to immediately go to work for a Trump Super PAC.
The New York real estate magnate and his allies have touted his campaign's frugality, saying it is evidence of his management skills. His campaign's spending has totaled $89.5 million so far, about a third of what Democratic rival Hillary Clinton's campaign has spent.
Let's see free media, free campaign staff, free money from his donors going to his companies, let's face it Trump really knows how to do this campaigning on the cheap thing.
Trump actually has a long history of not paying his bills, or refusing to pay them in full. Which does not bode well for these staffers.
And since his staff has signed those nondisclosure agreements they cannot even complain about this to the press.
I wonder what they will do when they find out the whole thing was just bullshit anyway and Trump is actually angling to start a media empire instead?