Donald Trump has attached himself to Mitt Romney's hip in the last 24 hours, providing the nominee with (depending on who you ask) a major headache or a secret weapon. But has he given him anything he can actually use?
Despite the controversy Trump drags with him wherever he goes, Romney has refused to throw Trump overboard, allegedly because of things like last night's Las Vegas fundraiser that reportedly raised around $2 million. But how much of that money actually came from Trump himself? Is he putting his trademarked Trump cash where his trademarked Trump mouth is?
Well, we don't yet know what if anything he gave last night, because its too soon for any disclosure reports to have been filed with the Federal Election Commission. However, we checked the databases of the FEC and OpenSecrets.org and found that so far this election cycle, Trump has contributed exactly zero dollars to Romney's campaign. In fact, he didn't give to any of the Republican presidential candidates this year, probably because he was pretending to run himself for awhile. Or perhaps he was simply waiting to see who came out on top. Trump was an official bundler for John McCain in 2008 and is expected to be one again, this time for Romney.