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Trump Has Apparently Gotten Zero Dollars in Donations From Ivanka, Don Jr., Eric, Newt, Rudy, and Christie

Donald Trump with two of the many Americans who have not donated to his campaign.

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The Daily Beast has a story about various members of the Trump inner circle who don’t appear to have donated any of their personal money to the Trump campaign. The list:

  • Ivanka Trump
  • Donald Trump Jr.
  • Eric Trump (an in-kind donation was listed for Eric Trump but the Beast notes he appears to have been reimbursed for it)
  • Chris Christie
  • Newt Gingrich
  • Rudy Giuliani
  • Campaign chairman Steve Bannon

I did my own FEC searches and think we can add former campaign managers Corey Lewandowski and Paul Manafort to that list. (No Trump donations are listed for current campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, but she told the Beast that she’d given money on Oct. 1 to the joint Trump-RNC Trump Victory Fund. That donation would have just been reported to the FEC on Thursday, which probably explains why it isn’t on FEC.gov yet.) Ivanka husband/campaign adviser Jared Kushner also lacks any listed Trump donations.

The Beast notes that Chelsea Clinton has donated to her mother’s campaign, as have campaign chairman John Podesta and campaign manager Robby Mook. I also found donations from campaign co-chairwoman Huma Abedin and from Chelsea’s husband, Marc Mezvinsky. The Trump way of doing things is certainly a unique one.

Read more Slate coverage of the 2016 campaign.

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