Trump’s PAC pays for news subscriptions from publications he hates

  • One of Trump’s political action committees subscribes to the media he hates.
  • The Save America PAC subscribes to the “completely disgusting” New York Times and Washington Post, among others.
  • A Trump-connected PAC is also fundraising due to the former president’s distaste for the media.

The “Lamestream Media”.

The “false news media”.

“THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE.”

Former President Donald Trump relentlessly denigrates news publications and their “liar” and “slime” reporters for the way they cover him, his family, and the Republican Party.

But Trump is also a patron of the news media: His Political Action Committee pays for subscriptions to several of Trump’s most hated news outlets, according to an Insider analysis of Federal Election Commission filings.

Trump’s Save America PAC subscribed to The New York Times, the “completely disgusting” Washington Post, and even Insider. The PAC also subscribed to the Financial Times, Epoch Times, Bloomberg and Gannett newspapers.

Many political campaigns buy subscriptions to interesting news publications – what sets Trump apart is his expressed hatred for the publications to which his organizations subscribe.

During the 2021-2022 election cycle, the Save America PAC purchased several $17 subscriptions to The New York Times, $40 to the Financial Times, and a $75 subscription to The Washington Post.

The Save America PAC did not respond to Insider’s request for comment.

Trump-linked committees don’t just pay for news, they also fundraise from the anti-media movement embraced by Trump.

On December 14, for example, Save America’s joint fundraising committee released a text message from the former president.

“Pres Trump: The FAKE NEWS is out of control,” the message read. “I need YOU to answer the media accountability survey. ALL ANSWERS to me.”

The survey, which also acts as a campaign donation solicitation page, notes that 99% of the money received would go to Trump’s 2024 re-election campaign.

“Do you think the media is corrupt? The survey asks. “Do you think the radical left and the corrupt media want to put America LAST?”

But even despite his distaste for the news media, Trump continues to blast the stories he likes to his audience on TRUTH Social and via email, regardless of their origin, like when he recently cited Insider’s report on the layoffs in the media for gloating in an email. .

“ICYMI: ‘Netflix, NBCUniversal, BuzzFeed, Vice and other media companies laid off thousands in 2022…'”

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