The bizarre and disastrous presidency of Donald Trump continues, with Trump outed trying to perception-manage his rallies by paying black and ethnic people to attend them.
Trump’s minions placed an ad on the Craigslist pages for Central/South Phoenix asking for minorities to attend his rally in the city:
Note that only ‘several’ minority people were required – clearly Trump’s people don’t want too many brown faces turning up, just enough to be able to claim there were some.
The ad, which was spotted by former Bernie Sanders campaign staffer Marcus Ferrell, was originally here but was taken down once publicity about it started to build. However, it seems demand for places at the rally is low as it was replaced by another ad, offering a higher rate – plus a $10 bonus, CASH!:
No minorities mentioned this time, so maybe Trump is just ‘taking pot luck’ and hoping some will turn up. Even without the racist undertone, the idea that Trump has to pay people to turn up and listen to him speaks volumes.
There’s no indication the ads are a spoof and Mr Ferrell is a reputable source. If these ads are genuine, they’re bad enough in isolation – but coming just the week after Trump failed to condemn white supremacist terrorists who brought havoc and death to the streets of Charlottesville, they’re doubly damning.
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