Sheesh, what a dope.
Numerous members of the British parliament have complained that they have received multiple emails from the Trump campaign asking for a donation.
But wait, there’s more.
Accepting contributions from foreign nationals is illegal of course though in this case it seems more a matter of incompetence than criminal intent, as though Trump has bought his email list not for a party list vendor but maybe from a Nigerian email scammer. In any case, it’s not just the UK. It turns out some or perhaps all members of the Icelandic parliament have also receiving fundraising emails from the Trump campaign asking for money.
He’s gone to the other end of the world: Australia reports they’re getting them, too.
This is gotten the attention of people who regulate these sort of things.
Fred Werthemier, the president of Democracy 21, said that Trump’s fundraising pleas to foreign members of parliament are “a strange and unique development that we have not seen before in campaign fundraising.”
Campaign finance law prohibits campaigns from knowingly accepting or soliciting contributions from foreign nationals. It’s not clear whether the Trump campaign purposefully sent the emails to foreign members of parliament.
Also, a number of Nigerian princes and Russian widows are complaining about Trump going after their business.