After a long day of work have you ever gotten phone calls during dinner that are in “dire need” of supporting Donald Trump and hoping to raise millions of dollars in his name? Everyone has, and now the man behind over 3.8 BILLION of these calls have been unmasked. And all of it was a scam.
The 34-year old Texan is behind two of the recent political action committees that raised millions of dollars purportedly to help Donald Trump, but which instead funded a life of luxury for himself.
These so-called groups of “Support American Leaders” and “Campaign to Support the President” have made literally billions of robocalls in the last several years. Audio recorded from this robocalls splice clips from former president Trump from various statements he made, and ask listeners for funds to “Save America.”
Only at the end do they play a sped-up disclaimer acknowledging that the solicitation is actually from a third-party group.-
The two organizations have raised $3.4 million — most frequently from retirees — but none of it has gone to Trump’s campaigns, and $738,000 has gone to Matthew Tunstall, who has flaunted the Gucci rings, designer apparel, and other riches.
Throughout and after the 2020 presidential election cycle the PACs urged call recipients to help “save President Trump from impeachment,” and re-elect the President.
And later, after Trump lost the 2020 election, the PACs’ robocalls’ began to echo Trump’s lies that the election was fraudulent and stolen. A “I’m Donald Trump” robocall in November and December 2020 opens with a recording of Trump asking people for “emergency support” to help “the campaign,” and to help President Trump stop Democrats attempts to “steal this election.”
Adav Noti, a campaign finance expert at the Campaign Legal Center, told CNN that groups were typical of what’s known as a “scam PAC,” one that “exists primarily to raise money that is then paid to the PAC’s own operators.” In short, it places robocalls to pay for more robocalls.
In February 2020, Scott B. Mackenzie, who operated dozens of scam PACs gobbling up conservative retirees’ money without helping politicians — such as one called Conservative StrikeForce — was sentenced to a year in prison. A prosecutor said scam PACs pose a “very real, menacing threat to our society.”