Politics Donald Trump Hired Actors to Cheer for Him at Presidential Announcement

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  1. dawg

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    Donald Trump's big presidential announcement Tuesday was made a little bigger with help from paid actors — at $50 a pop.

    New York-based Extra Mile Casting sent an email last Friday to its client list of background actors, seeking extras to beef up attendance at Trump's event.

    "We are looking to cast people for the event to wear t-shirts and carry signs and help cheer him in support of his announcement," reads the June 12 email, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. "We understand this is not a traditional 'background job,' but we believe acting comes in all forms and this is inclusive of that school of thought." (Read the full email at the bottom of the post.)



    The pay was listed as $50 for less than three hours of work. According to the email, Extra Mile was reaching out to potential extras in partnership with Gotham Government Relations and Communications, a New York-Based political consulting group that has worked with Trump in the past. Gotham GR had no comment.

    Questions as to whether the Trump campaign had hired extras were first raised Wednesday by anti-Trump activist Angelo Carusone, who came across an Instagram photo showing a man he recognized as a background actor posing at the Trump event. Carusone screengrabbed the photo of the actor, Domenico Del Giacco, and published it in a blog post. The photo shows Del Giacco with a woman, identified in the now-deleted Instagram post as actress Courtney Klotz. (Del Giacco has since deleted his entire Instagram account.)

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    When reached for comment about the Trump casting call, a person who answered the phone at Extra Mile said, "We don't know anything about that." When pressed about whether this response was a denial of the story, the person said she couldn't comment further and hung up. Additional calls to Extra Mile went unanswered.

    Asked if Trump paid anyone to attend the event, campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said "no," and that he had never heard of Extra Mile or Gotham GR.

    "Mr. Trump draws record crowds at almost every venue at which he is a featured speaker," Lewandowski told The Hollywood Reporter. "The crowds are large, often record-setting and enthusiastic, often with standing ovations. Mr. Trump's message is, 'Make America great again.'

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/donald-trump-campaign-offered-actors-803161
     
  2. IfTheyOnlyKnew

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    :facepalm: Why am I not shocked by this?
     
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    Sounds about right, this is nothing but a publicity stunt anyway.
     
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    LOL!!!!!!

    I guess $50.00 wasn't enough to keep their mouths shut.

    Not too smart Donald. You should have either paid them more, or killed every one of them after the event was over.

    If you were a true Politician, you would have seen this coming.

    Donald Trump........... You're fired!




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    Right! Your hard pressed to have tacos and beers for 50 bucks these days :jj: He's an Idiot.
     
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    He is such an idiot.

    NBC has also mentioned that he most likely won't be allowed to be on the next season of The Celebrity Apprentice due to rules giving all candidates equal amounts of air time.
     
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    Didn't like it with the Ferguson/Baltimore crowds, don't like it here. At least the so-called 'right' are employing the populist tactics of the so-called 'left'. Maybe it will help restore balance. Very difficult since the media and academia are so blatantly one sided.
     
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    Yup. If it's good enough for attention-whore and tax-cheat Sharpton, it's good enough for for attention-whore Trump. At least Donald's paid-for crowd didn't make area property values go down.
     
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    Hugh Blowmont Just be funny

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    Laugh it up people, at $50 a crack, he could pay 50 million people to vote for him.
     
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    Doesn't he just declare bankruptcy if one of his ventures fails?

    If he pulled Palin on his ticket - this would be the perfect trainwreck.
     
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    I would have paid Joey Boots $50 to show up and cause some shit where was he
     
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    Surely, the former Howard Stern bit players were available for hire.
     
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    All those billions and yet his hair comb over is so shitty.
     
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    Joey makes more than that to stay home.
     
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    Is this any different then Hillary's roundtables with "average working Americans", that turned out to all be paid Democratic operatives and staff? :facepalm:


    Every event was a staged and scripted fake.

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    Howard should take serious note to "pump up" the next AGT event, so he gets a bigger turnout that Booey, Mary Anne and 15 assorted dildos. I know Howchie is a cheap ass, but maybe NBC will pay for a better turnout.
     
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    He's so rich, he should just buy the office, like Major Mike in NYC.
     
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    Bad idea. I'll still vote for him. He's the only guy saying what needs to be said.
     
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    And not afraid of saying it like the rest of these losers
     
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    God I want to destroy this....

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