Creativity never ends, it seems.
As reported by Politico’s Shane Goldmacher, Ian Hawes, a 25-year-old Maryland man who is a genius in email marketing, has raised a million dollars online by tricking thousands of Donald Trump supporters into believing that they might be lucky enough to have dinner with the mega-billionaire. Goldmacher’s article, “Meet the man siphoning money from Donald Trump,” is at http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/donald-trump-fundraiser-hawes-227486.
Hawes’ technique is simple. Using Facebook, he created a site, dinnerwithtrump.org, which offers a chance to have dinner with the Republican presidential nominee. In response, 20,000 unsuspecting donors have sent $1 million to Hawes. But Hawes has absolutely no connection with the Trump campaign. Of the $1 million raised, exactly zero has gone to the Trump campaign.
Intrigued by this development, your solitary reporter asked DNC Chair Donna Brazile whether she plans to hire Hawes as a permanent prankster to disrupt the Trump campaign. “Great idea, SR,” Brazile said.
Elsewhere, associate solitary reporter John Jones tells us that Brexit leader Nigel Farage — who campaigned for Trump in Mississippi last week — is Trump’s choice for Secretary of State.