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Senior Advisor

Trump* campaign spent $650M in '16 officially

maybe a $B more in soft PAC cash, free media from CNN etc.

Promised to put in $100M of his own money, actually recorded $65m but with all the laundering back to his companies it is no doubt a lot less, maybe negative if you take the last 3 years.

Mike Bloomberg has a NW of $54B according to Forbes, and as owner of 88% of his company probably makes a $B a year. He's 77 years old and has more money than 6 generations could, or should spend. If he wants to he can drop $5B and not blink. Only reason no to is if he's worried about where he'd be on next years list (an existential dread for most oligarchs) but I don't think it bothers him.

Trump* impersonated John Barron to questionably get on the list- he might be worth a $B. He doesn't know a lot but he knows that the real guys can crush him. And as Bloomberg saturates the airwaves with very effective ads it is getting in his head- as it should.

Not how I would have had it be but I'll take it.

Citizens United, ya know.


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Senior Advisor

Re: Trump* campaign spent $650B in '16 officially

*for Trump since the use of the pseudonym he used in felonious hush money payoffs to hookers is now considered "spam"

At least for "Republicans"?

Senior Advisor

Re: Trump* campaign spent $650B in '16 officially

When our POTUS clearly and unassailably  made felonious hush money payments to hookers, how can that be considered a topic that can't be referenced?

Senior Contributor

Re: Trump* campaign spent $650M in '16 officially

According to this he is making some of or maybe all of it back, looks like it was an investment to rejuvenate a failing resort and gold course or two.

Donald Trump’s plan to address the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting at Trump National Doral next to the Miami airport has been in the works since mid-January, about the same time that the resort raised the nightly rate for its least expensive rooms from $254 to $539.

That higher figure is just under the maximum per-night rate federal government rules permit for a hotel in South Florida, and is triple the normal “per diem” rate employees are supposed to follow.