The American Democracy Legal Fund has filed two complaints with the Federal Election Commission against Donald Trump and his campaign for violating the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971. Both complaints lay out that Trump is using his own presidential campaign to further his own business and personal interests.
The first complaint highlights the events on Friday, September 16 at Donald Trump’s new DC hotel, where he held a campaign event under his campaign’s logo. He opened the event by calling attention to the “nice hotel,” eventually calling it one of the best hotels in the world. Mr. Trump then “ceded the stage to a parade of decorated military veterans who testified to his toughness, his judgement and his temperament,” before asking “photographers and video cameras to accompany him on a tour of his newly-opened Trump International Hotel.” Essentially, Mr. Trump baited “the entire media into attending the opening […]Read more after the jump.