Trump rally, fundraiser targets Georgia
ATLANTA – Former President Donald Trump plans campaign-style rally in Georgia – date and location still unknown. In the email announcing the rally, Trump’s campaign also asked for money. And that makes my brow frown.
Overnight, Trump announced plans for what his campaign describes as an “epic” rally in Georgia. There is an online business case for funds – called the “Georgia rally blitz”. It comes with a bouncy blue box suggesting a donation of fifteen dollars.
And it is accompanied by another blue box checked which makes the donation monthly instead of a one-time donation.
It’s “devious,” said Buzz Brockway, a former Republican state representative who twice voted for Trump but believes the GOP needs to move forward and find new leadership.
Trump’s fundraising box tells the donor to uncheck the box if they don’t want the donation to be monthly. But Brockway believes voters should decide to tick the box, not uncheck it.
“In my opinion, that’s not really how open and honest fundraising should go,” Brockway said.
But Trump supporter Bruce LeVell says there is nothing untoward about the “monthly” box checked in fundraising. “They can just as easily pull out,” said LeVell.
LeVell says Republicans can’t win in 2022 or 2024 without Trump’s backers, including those still contesting the 2016 election.
“The GOP is undergoing reform,” said LeVell, adding that the contested election “must still be on the table.”
Gathering and fundraising will “keep your base going, your message going and you know – it’s fair game,” LeVell said.