Donald Trump Reportedly Paid Actors $50 Each To Cheer At His Presidential Announcement
The absurdity of the TRUMP ’16 campaign rages on. It’s only day two.
As if all the ridiculous shit Donald Trump offered up in his presidential candidacy press conference announcement on Tuesday wasn’t enough to satisfy your appetite for humor courtesy of an oblivious old man, now this news comes out.
Apparently, the Trump campaign paid actors to appear at the Donald’s press conference. Yes, that sounds about desperate as you can get. Also, exceedingly Trump-like.
The Hollywood Reporter investigated:
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.”
Yeah, like, acting like you’re going to vote for Donald Trump because you’re getting paid, but actually having zero intention of ever voting for Donald Trump. I like that school of thought.
The pay was listed as $50 for fewer 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.
And given the Donald had only exceeded some 5,000 likes on Instagram more than an hour after posting his announcement on Tuesday, it seems totally believable that there were definitely actors cheering Trump on as he took the stage.
Which, by the way, was done with Neil Young’s “Rockin’ The Free World,” blasting through Trump Tower, completely against Neil Young’s wishes.
— Megan Specia (@meganspecia) June 16, 2015
Looks like the campaign is off to a great start, Trump. If “great start” is synonymous with catastrophe of comedic proportions.
Don’t give it up, though. We love the laughs.
[via Hollywood Reporter]