Trump's Bad Week
The Save America PAC is burning through cash, Tucker Carlson agrees the former president should have attended the first GOP debate, and more.
I will start with a revised version of something I tweeted (or is it “xeeted” now?) that ties into a broader picture that, taken together, bodes badly for Donald Trump and Trumpism.
First, Trump’s legal bills are leaving his political action committee, Save America, broke. Yes, his campaign raised over $9 million since the Georgia mugshot. But that’s just a drop in a bucket with a big hole in the bottom.
USA Today reported on Thursday that “Trump’s main account that pays for legal fees, Save America, . . . has spent almost all of the $154.6 million it raised since the 2020 election and had $3.7 million in the bank at the end of June.”
That is an insane burn rate. In fact, Save America would be in debt right now had it not requested a $12.3 million refund from Trump’s campaign super PAC, Make America Great Again Inc. That super PAC, by the way, has spent over $20 million running ads against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Trump is burning through money so fast that he’s had to even use funds intended for 2024 ads. He also hired a bonding company to help him cover the cost of his $200,000 bond in Georgia.
If Trump is the nominee, it doesn’t seem like much cash will be left to use against President Joe Biden or whoever Democrats put up in his stead. I suppose you might argue that the legal battles Trump and his allies face are part of his campaign. It’s just par for the course, so people must remain loyal.
But it’s part of the campaign in the same way that the nail you stepped on that is now buried to the bone in your foot is part of your shoe. It’s nothing to celebrate, and it happened because your head wasn’t on a swivel.
You can say the “regime” is after Trump, but you can’t deny he makes it so easy for them, stepping on nails like Marv in “Home Alone.”