Biden news – live: Trump campaign repays millions to donors as Hunter condemns ex-president’s ‘daily smears’

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Former President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign team was reportedly forced to pay millions of dollars in refunds to donors last year.

An investigation by The New York Times has revealed that the campaign team had to pay out roughly $122 million in refunds after would-be one-time supporters continued to be charged due to the fine print terms of their donations.

Meanwhile, President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden has revealed what it was like to endure smears from Mr Trump on an “almost daily” basis during the 2020 election race.

In an excerpt of his new book Beautiful Things, the younger Biden accuses Mr Trump of having regularly “invoked my name at rallies to incite his base”.

In the excerpt, published exclusively by The Times, Mr Biden says he was forced to call police after Trump for supporters “sporting MAGA camps” appeared outside the driveway gate of a private house he was renting with his wife, who was then five months pregnant.

He said he and his family continued to receive threats following the frightening incident.

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Hunter Biden opens up on impact of ‘daily smears’ from Trump

President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden speaks out about the impact of “almost daily” smears from former President Donald Trump basis during the 2020 election race in his new book, Beautiful Things.

In an excerpt of the book published by The Times, the younger Biden accuses Mr Trump of having regularly “invoked my name at rallies to incite his base”.

He says he was forced to call police after Trump supporters “sporting MAGA camps” appeared outside the driveway gate of a private house he was renting with his wife, who five months pregnant at the time.

Mr Biden said he and his family continued to receive threats following the frightening incident.

Chantal Da Silva4 April 2021 12:14

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Trump campaign reportedly forced to pay millions in refunds to donors

Former President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign team was reportedly forced to pay millions of dollars in refunds to supporters last year.

An investigation by The New York Times has revealed that the campaign team had to pay back as much as $122 million in refunds after one-time supporters continued to be charged due to the fine print terms of their donations.

According to The Times, the Trump campaign had allegedly set up weekly recurring donations as a default for online donors starting in September, with the US election just around two months away.

Supporters would have had to manually click a box to opt out of the recurring fees, something that they were only informed of in fine print, the newspaper said.

The probe also found that the Trump campaign had added a second prechecked box that would double donors’ contributions.

The Times said the presentation of the website appeared to distract from information on how to opt out of the plan.

Chantal Da Silva4 April 2021 12:11

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Chantal Da Silva4 April 2021 12:02

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