Inside Donald Trump's army of super PACs and MAGA nonprofits - 2019-02-18

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F0.png Inside Donald Trump's army of super PACs and MAGA nonprofits February 18, 2019, Ashley Balcerzak, Center for Public Integrity

At the outset of Donald Trump's bid for the White House, he blasted super PACs on Twitter as "scams" and "unfair" and disavowed such outside help.

Then he changed his tune. By the end of his 2016 campaign, more than a hundred super PACs and similar groups had spent more than $72 million on his behalf, helping him defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Trump's army of organized support has expanded since then, with a dozen or so major nonprofits and super PACs pushing his policy platform and priming the public for Trump's 2020 re-election campaign. Many of the groups feature former Trump staffers or campaign aides. Trump and his surrogates frequently appear at events hosted by some of the ventures.

Other pro-Trump groups, however, spent four, five or even six figures paying their own leaders and employees, filling the coffers of their consulting firms instead of spending money to boost Trump's political future.

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{{cite news | first = Ashley | last = Balcerzak | title = Inside Donald Trump's army of super PACs and MAGA nonprofits | url = https://publicintegrity.org/politics/donald-trump-army-super-pacs-maga-nonprofits/ | work = Center for Public Integrity | date = February 18, 2019 | accessdate = June 5, 2020 }}