October 24, 2015

IT'S JUST SURPRISING HE ISN'T SELLING THEM GOLD FUTURES:

Donald Trump Has a Bad Week -- His First (REID J. EPSTEIN and  HEATHER HADDON, 10/24/15, WSJ)

The New York real estate developer and reality television star, who rode a series of controversial, at times offensive, comments to the front of the GOP primary race for months, fell eight points behind Ben Carson in a Quinnipiac poll of Iowa Republicans released Thursday and nine points behind Mr. Carson, the retired neurosurgeon, in a Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics poll released Friday.

On Thursday Mr. Trump retweeted a supporter's suggestion that Iowa voters have "issues in the brain" that push them to support Mr. Carson. [...]

Despite Mr. Trump's insistence he is funding his bid on his own, his own campaign website, not to mention federal campaign finance records, show he is indeed raising campaign cash.

His campaign's website features a large "DONATE" button and Mr. Trump's Federal Election Commission report shows that in the three months ending Sept. 30 he spent only $100,800 of his own money while raising $3.8 million from what his campaign called "unsolicited" donors, 119 of whom gave the maximum $2,700 contribution. He received 317 checks for $1,000 or more.

The biggest recipient of Trump campaign funds was Mr. Trump himself. The Trump-owned private aircraft company that flies his 747 was paid $723,400. The next-largest vendor was the company that produces Trump-branded hats and T-shirts, which was paid more than $500,000.

Posted by at October 24, 2015 1:07 PM
  

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