In their most recent FEC filing, the Donald Trump campaign revealed that they paid $35,000 to an ad agency that, by all appearances, doesn’t actually exist.
ThinkProgress’ Judd Legum caught the odd detail when poring over Trump’s financial statements.
Trump report includes three 10K payments to “Draper Sterling” for advertising
Who is going break it to him that it’s a fictional ad agency?
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) June 21, 2016
Draper Sterling is the name of the ad agency in AMC’s Mad Men. But Legum is right; Trump’s financial filings show that he made several payments to Draper Sterling in April of this year for web advertising.
The address listed for “Draper Sterling” is nothing more than a house in the middle of suburban New Hampshire. Here it is in Google Maps.
So what going on? Well there are two circumstantial clues. The first is that “Draper Sterling” is located a fifteen-minute drive and a town over from the hometown of former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. The second…
Want some Trump news? The campaign is doing a forensic audit on all of Corey Lewandowski’s spending.
— Matt Mackowiak (@MattMackowiak) June 21, 2016
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