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07/08/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/08/2024 19:06

Donald Trump 🤝 Billy McFarland Convicted Felons Ripping Off Americans Arrow

With news of convicted fraudster Billy McFarland working with the convicted felon Donald Trump's campaign, DNC Rapid Response Director Alex Floyd released the following statement:

"There is nothing more on brand for a convicted felon like Donald Trump than recruiting another convicted felon to join his campaign just in time for the Republican National Convention, which is shaping up to be just as much of a dumpster fire as Fyre Fest. Billy McFarland is joining a long list of fraudsters working for Trump's campaign to rip off the American people - so while Trump wants to disparage the beautiful city of Milwaukee and lie about his law and order agenda, next week he'll be the one responsible for flooding the city with convicted con artists and convicts."

NEW: Trump's campaign has recruited convicted fraudster Billy McFarland to help his campaign after Trump's own Justice Department found him guilty of numerous felonies.

Rolling Stone: "A source close to Detroit rapper Icewear Vezzo tells Rolling Stone that McFarland reached out to the rapper's camp and connected him with Trump ahead of the presidential hopeful's visit to the Motor City. McFarland previously told media personality Angela Yee that he helped link Brooklyn rappers Sheff G and Sleepy Hallow to Trump, which resulted in their appearance at a May campaign rally in The Bronx.

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"So far, McFarland has helped connect rappers with Trump at least twice.

"It's a fascinating turn of events: Fyre Festival was such an infamous, unmitigated disaster - full of chaos and unfulfilled hype - that the term 'Fyre Fest' quickly entered the pop-cultural lexicon as being synonymous with mayhem and catastrophe. Trump's Justice Department prosecuted McFarland, and in October 2018, he was sentenced to six years in federal prison on two counts of wire fraud. McFarland allegedly used fake documents to deceive investors into putting over $27 million into his Fyre Media Inc. company."

Trump can't stop surrounding himself with election deniers, conspiracy theorists, and convicted felons.

Axios: "Trump eyes convicts and conspiracists for 2024 reunion"

"Sidelined characters from former President Trump's past campaigns - 'crazies,' some of his top advisers call them - are reattaching themselves to his inner circle now that he's locked up the Republican nomination. … ex-advisers, conspiracy theorists and convicted felons are now knocking on the campaign's door - and some are getting in."

The Guardian: "Headache for campaign team as Trump gets the band back together"

New York Times: "Former President Donald J. Trump recently told aides to hire Laura Loomer, a far-right and anti-Muslim activist with a history of expressing bigoted views, for a campaign role, according to four people familiar with the plans. Mr. Trump met with Ms. Loomer recently and directed advisers to give her a role in support of his candidacy."

Rolling Stone: "They Helped Trump Plan a Coup. He Wants Them Back for a Second Term"

The Hill: "Trump says he'll bring back Michael Flynn if he wins in 2024: 'He's some man'"

CNN: "Trump hosted Holocaust denier at Mar-a-Lago estate during visit with Kanye West, a week after announcing 2024 run"

Trump is a con artist who loves nothing more than to scam the American people.

Business Insider: "Former President Donald Trump's campaign might be cash-strapped, but that hasn't stopped him from hawking merchandise that will benefit him directly."

Axios: "This evening [Trump is] expected to join supporters who bought at least 47 Trump NFTs (at $99 each), according to copy of the dinner invitation reviewed by Axios. … The NFTs are among an array of items Trump has hawked this campaign cycle. He's also promoted $59.99 Bibles, $399 'Never Surrender' sneakers and $99 'Victory47' cologne."

Slate: "Donald Trump, Grifter Extraordinaire, Is Now Selling Bibles"

ABC News: "Trump met with boos and chants while selling sneakers in Philadelphia"

Washington Post: "Around the time Trump unveiled his $399 sneakers, he also began selling 'Victory 47' cologne and perfume."

Trump ripped off hardworking Americans with his MAGAnomics tax scam that allowed billionaires to pay less in taxes than working Americans for the first time in history.

Forbes: "Trump Tax Cuts Helped Billionaires Pay Less Taxes Than The Working Class In 2018"

CBS News: "Two years after Trump tax cuts, middle-class Americans are falling behind"

The Guardian: "They were billed as a 'middle-class miracle' but according to a new book Donald Trump's $1.5tn tax cuts have helped billionaires pay a lower rate than the working class for the first time in history."

Bloomberg: "The Offshoring of U.S. Jobs Increased on Trump's Watch"

Washington Post: "Trump promised 'America First' would keep jobs here. But the tax plan might push them overseas."