Watch: 'Sad!' – FEC Confirms Donald Trump Paid Actors $12K to Show Support During First Campaign Announcement

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 16:   Business mogul Donald Trump arrives at a press event where he announced his candidacy for the U.S. presidency at Trump Tower on June 16, 2015 in New York City.  Trump is the 12th Republican who has announced running for the White House.  (Photo: Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

Watch: 'Sad!' – FEC Confirms Donald Trump Paid Actors $12K to Show Support During First Campaign Announcement

And he didn't even follow through with the payments.

Published January 24, 2017

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.  

  1. Although previous claims were made about paid actors at the announcement, the FEC complaint is the first document confirming the allegations
  2. In the complaint, the FEC claims Donald Trump did not follow through with payments to Gotham
    (Photo: Federal Election Commission/First General Counsel's Report)

    In fact, the Trump campaign did not pay the actors or the hiring company until a month after the complaint was filed. 

  3. Since the allegations about paid actors has been confirmed, people on Twitter agree the move is 'sad'

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

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