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Trump ‘money bomb’ scheme raised millions from unwitting donors – report – The Guardian

Practice that used pre-checked boxes and obscure design on fundraising emails condemned as ‘unethical and inappropriate’

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Donald Trumps 2020 presidential campaign used pre-checked boxes and obscure design on fundraising emails to wring millions of dollars out of unwitting supporters, detonating a money bomb which allowed the Republican to compete against Joe Biden in the last months of the race.
The practice, pursued by the campaign and WinRed, a for-profit company, was detailed in an extensive report by the New York Times on Saturday. It is legal, but Ira Rheingold, executive director of the National Association of…

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