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Donald Trump's campaign isn't alone in patronizing his own businesses: taxpayers are indirectly doing so, too.
Federal Election Commission records show that the U.S. Secret Service has paid the Trump campaign about $1.6 million to cover the cost of flying its agents with the candidate on a plane owned and operated by one of his companies.
It’s standard practice for the agency — which is tasked with protecting presidential candidates as well as presidents and other federal officials — to reimburse presidential campaigns for the cost of traveling with the candidates.
In fact, the Secret Service has reimbursed the Clinton campaign, too: $2.6 million so far this cycle.
The difference with Trump is that one of his companies, TAG Air, Inc., owns the plane, so the government is effectively paying him.
There is also this.
It's just a giant scam.Back in 2000, Trump said, “I could be the first presidential candidate to run and make money on it.” And now he is. https://t.co/tK1f8JvinW— shauna (@goldengateblond) September 23, 2016
The whole fucking thing is just a way for Trump to line his pockets and increase his name recognition around the world.
You know I am considering the idea of just staying inside my house all day in order to resist the urge to slap every Republican I see upside their fat fucking heads.