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‘This Is Criminal’: Trump Busted For Taking Money Out Of His Supporters Bank Accounts Without Their Knowledge

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Supporters of former President Donald Trump are furious after a bombshell report from The New York Times revealed that the Trump campaign was deceiving its donors, turning one-time payments into recurring monthly donations without their knowledge by automatically checking the box to do so and making it hard to see on the page confirming the contribution.

According to The Times, thousands of MAGA donors were hoodwinked by a deceptive “recurring payment” option for the president’s campaign fundraising system. This deception led to thousands of Trump donors demanding refunds for the money they never agreed for the campaign to take out of their bank accounts.

“Facing a cash crunch and getting badly outspent by the Democrats, the campaign had begun last September to set up recurring donations by default for online donors, for every week until the election,” reported Shane Goldmacher. “Contributors had to wade through a fine-print disclaimer and manually uncheck a box to opt out. As the election neared, the Trump team made that disclaimer increasingly opaque, an investigation by The New York Times showed. It introduced a second prechecked box, known internally as a “money bomb,” that doubled a person’s contribution. Eventually its solicitations featured lines of text in bold and capital letters that overwhelmed the opt-out language.”

The result was that many of these donors gave far more than they ever intended to the Trump campaign, and tons of them demanded refunds.

Baffled commenters on social media blasted the Trump campaign for the sleazy tactic, accusing him of perpetrating a financial scam on the very people who tried to keep him in office.