by Sharon Rondeau
(Feb. 13, 2016) — On Twitter early on Saturday afternoon, presidential candidate Donald Trump reported that the Republication National Committee (RNC) has used his likeness in order to solicit funds to their organization.
Trump issued two tweets explaining the RNC’s actions:
The first tweet included a link leading to the following Facebook post:
Upon opening that post, statements from Trump read:
The RNC, which is probably not on my side, just illegally put out a fundraising notice saying Donald Trump wants you to contribute to the RNC.
“Get on Trump’s List” is totally unauthorized, do not pay! I am self funding my campaign! Notice has just been withdrawn.
Trump has been running a non-traditional campaign appealing to grassroots Americans from all sides of the political aisle who are disillusioned with the party politics of the national Democrat and Republican Parties.
Trump had reported that “Notice has just been withdrawn.”
Update, February 14, 2016: A reader located a still-active link to the GOP web page which invoked Trump’s name to raise money (h/t KM):
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.