Money and misinformation: how Turning Point USA became a formidable pro-Trump force - 2021-10-23

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F345.png Money and misinformation: how Turning Point USA became a formidable pro-Trump force October 23, 2021, Peter Stone, The Guardian

The powerful conservative youth group Turning Point USA, which has forged strong ties to Donald Trump and his son Don Trump Jr, has raised tens of millions of dollars from super rich donors and secret backers while pushing disinformation about Joe Biden's win in 2020, Covid-19 vaccines and other extremist and rightwing issues.

The group is campaigning on college campuses across the US, as well as expanding into rightist media and faith activities and – through its campaign arm – is getting directly involved with elections, where it often supports pro-Trump and conservative candidates.

The emerging strength and roles of TPUSA in the conservative ecosystem- and the rising visibility of its ambitious and hard driving Charlie Kirk – has sparked withering criticism from medical experts and ethics watchdogs, as well as some Republican party operatives.

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{{cite news | first = Peter | last = Stone | title = Money and misinformation: how Turning Point USA became a formidable pro-Trump force | url = https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/oct/23/turning-point-rightwing-youth-group-critics-tactics | work = The Guardian | date = October 23, 2021 | accessdate = October 29, 2021 }}