Donald Trump is elevating cash extra shortly as an election loser than he did as a candidate through the presidential marketing campaign.

On Tuesday night time, Rachel Maddow identified that because the election, Trump has raised $170 million – most of which goes right into a slush fund that the outgoing president can use to fund any private bills he has.

“He can use it to pay for all the things as much as and together with his private bills like meals and journey and hire and haircuts and make-up and really large pants and really lengthy ties,” the MSNBC host mentioned. “He may even simply take the cash for himself as earnings.”

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Maddow mentioned:

If you wish to put that $170 million in context, it implies that Trump and these people have discovered a method to make use of these conspiracy theories in regards to the election to boost cash at a method quicker clip proper now than they have been elevating cash earlier than the election. Take into consideration that. Seems they’ve discovered easy methods to shake extra money out of their supporters by shedding the election and inventing scare tales about it than they have been in a position to squeeze out of them by truly simply making an attempt to win the election outright prematurely. Over $170 million. That’s past Trump’s wildest desires by way of how a lot he can nonetheless get out of individuals. And the place is that cash going? It’s not that onerous to determine. It’s there within the superb print. It seems {that a} large chunk of that cash goes to the Republican Get together. So this may now be the monetary DNA of the Republican Get together transferring ahead. It’s additionally true {that a} small portion of this cash could also be going to those house alien conspiracy idea lawsuits that they’re submitting across the nation nonetheless. However the huge bulk of it will what’s referred to as a management PAC for Trump himself. And a management PAC on this occasion is mainly a slush fund for the president himself that he can use to pay not only for political exercise. He can use it to pay for his way of life. He can use it to pay for all the things as much as and together with his private bills like meals and journey and hire and haircuts and make-up and really large pants and really lengthy ties. He may even simply take the cash for himself as earnings. He can simply pay himself from this $170 million slush fund that he’s constructing off of those conspiracy theories and loopy whack job lawsuits. Good work if you will get it, proper?

There is no such thing as a cash in a swish concession

Nearly each loser of each presidential election in American historical past has conceded as soon as it was clear that she or he misplaced, however Donald Trump is utilizing this post-election interval to boost cash for his private piggy financial institution.

He isn’t pushing baseless conspiracy theories as a result of he actually believes that widespread election fraud value him a second time period. He’s doing it as a result of he is aware of his loyalists will consider him and open their financial institution accounts to him.

Trump is shaking down his most ardent supporters on his method out the door.

In the end, Donald Trump is aware of he misplaced the election to Joe Biden, however he additionally appears to acknowledge that there’s cash to be made by denying that loss.

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