Remember when part of Donald Trump’s appeal to voters was supposed to be that he was so rich he didn’t need campaign donors because he could just self-fund? Ha ha ha ha, yeah, so check out what he’s doing during the State of the Union address: his campaign’s livestream of the speech will include names of donors. It’s a move so hard to believe, Snopes checked it out—and it’s for real:
The State of the Union speech is not about me. It’s about YOU. Which is why I will have the names of every supporter who contributes today broadcast during my speech on the Official DJT for President Livestream!
Yes, it’s not about me, it’s about you, and the way you can show that it’s about you is to give me money.
This is, of course, happening on the campaign side. On the official White House side:
In a separate document distributed to surrogates Monday, Trump aides said that Tuesday’s speech will be “bipartisan and forward looking” and that he will be “speaking from the heart.”
And what better way to show you’re bipartisan than to send out a fundraising appeal about your partisan movement.
What’s the over/under (in years) on when Trump just starts naming donors live and in person in the State of the Union address?