PAC puts on Trump dinner contest, misleads donors and raises $1 million

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The website for the American Horizons PAC – dinnerwithtrump.org – looks just like Donald Trump’s campaign website. The PAC, which is run by a Maryland man named Ian Hawes, promised donors a chance to win dinner with Trump, and it raised $1.1 million from over 20,000 Trump supporters. American Horizons, however, has no connection to Trump or his campaign. Are Hawes’ actions illegal?

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Guest:
Shane Goldmacher - national political reporter, New York Times - @ShaneGoldmacher

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Sarah Sweeney