A report from the Federal Election Commission confirmed that attendees of Donald Trump’s first candidacy announcement were paid to be there. The Hollywood Reporter said that a firm called Extra Mile sent an email to people to be paid $50 to attend "an event in support of Donald Trump and an upcoming exciting announcement he will be making."
Gotham, which put the event together and hired the firm to recruit actors, billed the Trump campaign for $12,000; however, a complaint from the FEC revealed that Trump’s campaign failed to pay the bill, reported the Washington Post.
In fact, the Trump campaign did not pay the actors or the hiring company until a month after the complaint was filed.
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