Donald Trump spoke to the Republican Jewish Coalition today, and like most Trump speeches, it was basically him throwing out various hot takes, only this time mixed in with some weird stereotyping and a few boos. Trump touted his past and current support for Israel, bragging that he would “do more for Israel than everybody else.” But at various points during his speech earlier, he made some observations about how there must be a lot of people in the room who negotiate deals. He said, “Is there anybody that doesn’t negotiate deals in this room?… Perhaps more than any room I’ve ever spoken to.” And not only did he repeatedly talk about the deal-making skills of himself and the people in the room, he surmised that probably the reason the group won’t support him is because he won’t take their money:
A man in Berkeley, California has been rewarded with a free year of pizza for returning $1,300 in misplaced cash to a delivery driver. According to ABC 7, Mike Vegas thought he’d ordered a pizza and some wings from Domino’s Pizza. There was definitely some pizza at least, because he was able to scarf down a single slice before work called him elsewhere. “I thought I was going to have the day off,” Vegas told the local news. “I was going to sit at home and enjoy my relaxation.” While occupied with work, Vegas’ phone suddenly began going off with phone calls and text messages from a number he didn’t recognize. Turns out, the delivery driver had mistakenly given him a wings box with $1,300 in cash hidden in it — put there for safekeeping before the driver made his final stop of the night. Vegas returned the Continue reading "Man Returns $1,300 to Domino’s, So They Give Him Free Pizza for a Year"
Donald Trump filed a financial disclosure statement today, and now we have some information on exactly how much money Trump raised since announcing his presidential run last month. One of the documents available online shows that in the second quarter of the year, Trump raised a total of $1,902,410.45. However, about 95 percent of that came from Trump himself. Yes, the billionaire mogul loaned his own campaign $1,804,747.23, as well as giving himself an additional contribution of $4049.64, which means that Trump has only raised $92,249.33 in outside contributions. There’s also an itemized list of campaign disbursements, which includes a $94.85 purchase at Macy’s just days before the retailer cut ties to The Donald. Now, if you’re curious to know where Trump ranks in the fundraising when you take that loan to himself out of the equation, here’s a handy chart from Politico:
The Daily Show covered tonight’s midterms by checking in the campaign headquarters of the biggest winner of them all: money. Yes, Jon Stewart checked in on Jason Jones, who was at the campaign headquarters for money, and Samantha Bee, who was at the HQ for tonight’s big loser: ideas. Jones said the dark money was having all kinds of fun, doing “whatever the fuck it wanted,” and got emotional talking about how money has made big wins after being discriminated against for years. Bee, meanwhile, bemoaned how ideas “certainly didn’t show up to any debates,” while Jones partied with surprise guest (and former Daily Show correspondent) Rob Riggle playing the role of money, happily shouting, “Who doesn’t equal free speech now, bitches?!” Watch the video below, via Comedy Central: [image via screengrab] – – Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac