RNC HEADQUARTERS, TRUMP TOWER — Readers of today’s article in Politico by Kenneth Vogel and Isaac Arnsdorf already know how much money Donald Trump has made by running for president (http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/donald-trump-business-campaign-trail-22850).
Vogel and Arnsdorf point out that in 2000, Trump predicted “I could be the first presidential candidate to run and make money.”Seems Trump has done just that: he has used his campaign as a marketing platform to promote everything from Trump Steaks to his golf courses and his new Washington Hotel.
The bulk of the spending, almost $6 million, went to a company called TAG Air for the use of Trump’s private plane. TAG Air is owned by Trump.
Vogel and Arndorf also reported that the Trump campaign received $1.6 million from the Secret Service (http://www.politico.com/story/2016/09/donald-trump-secret-service-campaign-travel-payments-228553) --- because of Trump's all-too-frequent travel on TAG Air.
Associate solitary reporter Johanna Jones somehow managed to slip into Trump’s campaign office earlier today and observed Trump writing a hand-written note to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. The Secret Service is part of the Department of Homeland Security. Trump, who is leading in the polls in Ohio, Nevada, and North Carolina, is growing ever more confident that he will be swaggering himself into the White House on January 20, so he told Johnson and Mayorkas that he expects the Secret Service to create a new airline dedicated to Trump and the sale of his products.
Elsewhere, Sen. Ted Cruz (TP-Texas) told associate solitary reporter Jeanne Smith that he will continue to ignore pleas from the RNC to endorse Trump. “Hell no!” Trump explained to Smith, “I’m gonna establish the Tea Party as a party having nothing to do with the Republican Party and then win its nomination in 2020 to run against Hillary."