Today, American Bridge 21st Century President Jessica Floyd joined Signal Boost on SiriusXM to discuss American Bridge’s recent efforts to hold Donald Trump accountable for illegal campaign activity. Earlier this month, American Bridge filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission to investigate potential campaign finance violations by the Trump campaign.
“I feel like there’s no end to the number of ways that this man has leaned into the grift throughout his both professional and political career,” said Jessica Floyd on Donald Trump’s latest attempts to flout campaign finance law.
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“The thing that I would point out is Donald Trump actually has been held accountable in one very, very clear way – the American people rejected him and they rejected him soundly by a huge margin nationally they saw through him, they saw that he had botched a global pandemic and led to more deaths than we needed to to see in America during COVID, he completely ruined our standing internationally,” said Jessica Floyd. “And we’re seeing the Biden administration rebuild that during one of the largest international crises of my lifetime.”
On February 26, 2022, Donald Trump addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando. When talking about a potential 2024 Presidential bid, Trump stated “[w]e did it twice and we’ll do it again . . . we’re going to be doing it again a third time.” This statement came after he was asked about a run in September, where he responded that “that’s a tough question. Actually for me it’s an easy question. I mean, I know what I’m going to do, but we’re not supposed to be talking about it yet from the standpoint of campaign finance laws.”
Once he made the private decision to become a candidate, Trump was obligated to file a Statement of Candidacy with the Federal Election Commission within 15 days of receiving contributions or making expenditures of more than $5,000 to influence his election, either directly or through third parties. This Statement of Candidacy has not been filed – but after his public remarks about a 2024 candidacy, Trump’s leadership committee, Save America, has spent more than $100,000 per week on Facebook ads and has consistently raised more than $1 million per week – a clear violation of campaign finance law and precedent established by the Federal Election Commission.
Read more about American Bridge’s FEC complaint against Trump here:
New York Times: Democratic Group Says Trump Is Breaking Campaign Law by Not Declaring for 2024
Associated Press: Trump accused of breaking campaign laws by teasing 2024 run
Washington Post: Democratic group accuses Trump of violating law by not declaring himself a presidential candidate
CNN: Democratic group alleges Donald Trump is breaking campaign finance law
Newsweek: Trump Accused of Violating Campaign Finance Law by Not Declaring 2024 Run
The Hill: Democratic group accuses Trump of breaking campaign law by not formally announcing 2024 run
Insider: A Democratic group is accusing Trump of violating campaign-finance laws by refusing to officially declare his 2024 presidential run now
The Guardian: Trump accused of campaign finance violations in FEC complaint
Reuters: Democratic group complains Trump funding presidential campaign illegally
Published: Mar 24, 2022