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Trump campaign digital director Brad Parscale is seen in the in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, NY, USA on December 3, 2016. Credit: Albin Lohr-Jones / Pool via CNP - NO WIRE SERVICE - Photo by: Albin Lohr-Jon... Trump campaign digital director Brad Parscale is seen in the in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, NY, USA on December 3, 2016. Credit: Albin Lohr-Jones / Pool via CNP - NO WIRE SERVICE - Photo by: Albin Lohr-Jones/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images MORE LESS
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September 8, 2020 10:27 a.m.

Bloomberg News this morning floats the doubly absurd idea that President Trump is weighing the possibility of putting $100 million of his own money into his campaign. On its face this seems absurd. Trump had to be dragged kicking and screaming to put half that amount into his campaign in 2016 when the campaign’s need for money was far, far greater. (We don’t even know if Trump has that scale of liquid assets available.) But the bigger question is, why does his campaign even need him to pump in his own money?

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