A new report from USA Today has revealed that Trump’s "Save America PAC" has been spending the money that people donated for him to challenge the election results on Melania Trump’s personal stylist. The stylist has now received at least $60,000 from the PAC, which raises a lot of questions about what he is being paid for and whether or not these payments are even legal. Farron Cousins explains what’s happening.
Link – https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2022/08/05/save-america-melania-trump-designer/10130359002/?gnt-cfr=1
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So an interesting development has happened. Uh, thanks to a report from USA today, they’ve uncovered that Donald Trump save America political action committee has paid $60,000 in just the last couple of months here to an individual named header, a pier bra yard. Now Herve happens to be Melania Trump’s personal fashion stylist, and he is being paid again, $60,000 over the last, I think about four months by the save America pack. And the save America pack was actually put together to raise money for Donald Trump’s legal challenges to the 2020 election. So you had people who’ve donated at this point over a hundred million to help Donald Trump in his legal fight to overturn the 2020 election results. He didn’t spend any of it on trying to overturn the election results. And now they’re spending 60 grand for the guy that helps Melania look fashionable. Now, when the save America pack was asked about this, like, Hey, why are you paying this guy $60,000? That doesn’t seem right. They issued a statement saying Mr. Pierre serves as a senior advisor to save America involved in event management and special projects.
Hmm. But, but he’s, Melania’s personal fashion stylist. I mean, that’s, that’s what the report said. And even on the payments, all it said was strategy consulting strategy, not event management, not special projects, strategy consulting. So your, your denial that there’s anything fishy about it already contradicts what was written on the checks that y’all sent to Mr. Pierre, you said strategy. And then you’re like, no he’s event consulting. Okay. Which one is it? Cuz strategy is different than planning an event. What experts seem to believe could be happening here is that this is a hundred percent illegal and they believe that because, well, let me put it to you this way. Say you have a, superPAC like the save America pack, right? You can raise money left and right. Doing whatever, but you can’t just spend it on whatever the hell you want. For example, if you wanted to go out and buy some fancy new clothes with your super PAC money, that is one of the, you know, things that actually is illegal. I know we don’t have very many campaign finance laws, but you can’t use your campaign money to go out there and buy yourself a fancy new outfit for a fancy new event. But let’s say you you’ll put your personal fashion stylist out there. And that individual then goes
And buys you that fancy new outfit you wanted. And then because they work for the superPAC, they get paid $60,000 for doing God knows what, what the money could be. And again, this is speculation, not accusing anybody of anything, but what it could be is effectively a reimbursement. If Mr. Pierre was of course buying outfits for Melania, then they just stick him on the board of the superPAC so he can get his money back. And then some, so they, Melania Trump, whoever, uh, don’t have to spend their own personal money, even though they’re worth allegedly 10 billion. Right. But they don’t have to spend their own money on their own clothes. That’s what, um, some campaign experts, uh, believe could be happening. Honestly kind of seems likely at this point, again, we’re talking about a fashion stylist who you’re billing as a consultant or paying as a consultant, a strategy consultant, but then your campaign says no he’s event coordination. None of this adds up. This needs to be investigated because this is honestly one of the stupidest scandals. The Trump family’s ever been involved in because if Melania needs new clothes, she can go out and buy new clothes. Right. She doesn’t have to have the super PAC pay for it. They can afford it. They just don’t want to, it appears.