On Tuesday, Donald Trump announced he was running for President in the 2016 election, and his speech was full of so many totally absurd comments that we were surprised so many people were there genuinely supporting him.
But now it’s all starting to make sense.
Turns out, the political consulting group Gotham Government Relations and Communications teamed up with a New York casting agency to PAY ACTORS to show up and cheer for the billionaire.
Extra Mile Casting sent out an email on Friday to a bunch of background extras, looking to pay $50 for each one who decided to show their support for the Apprentice boss. It read:
“We are looking to cast people for the event to wear t-shirts and carry signs and help cheer him in support of his announcement. We understand this is not a traditional ‘background job,’ but we believe acting comes in all forms and this is inclusive of that school of thought.”
So far, neither Extra Mile nor Gotham GR are commenting on their involvement with the email. The presidential hopeful’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, said he was pretty adamant that the business mogul did NOT pay anyone to cheer him on:
“Mr. Trump draws record crowds at almost every venue at which he is a featured speaker. The crowds are large, often record-setting and enthusiastic, often with standing ovations.”
We don’t blame everyone for denying all this… It’s pretty embarrassing.
What do U think? Did the Trumpmeister buy his support? SOUND OFF in the comments!
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