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Trump has been forced to return almost $13 million to his supporters

Donald Trump has been forced to refund $12.8 million in campaign donations that were collected from supporters without their knowledge as he ran for re-election. New York Times reports

the Trump campaign in 2020 made changes to its donation page that opted online donors into making automatic weekly recurring contributions by prechecking a box on its digital donation forms. to stop recurring payment contributors would have to uncheck the box to avoid making the recurring payment.

the Times’ Shane Goldmacher on the almost $13 million refund Trump made to his supporters

“The refunds were some of the biggest outlays that Mr. Trump made in 2021 as he has built up his $102 million political war chest — and amounted to roughly 20 percent of the $56 million he and his committees raised online so far this year.”

You can read more here from the New York Times

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