September 9, 2016
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel
Washington, DC – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has come up with a solution to the problem of huge campaign payrolls.
He didn’t pay at least 10 top staffers, consultants, and advisers, according to Federal Elections Commission filings reviewed by Reuters.
Former communications director Michael Caputo, who quit in June, said Sept. 1 that he had received any money for his work, and that he had not been volunteering. Others unpaid, according to the campaign’s FEC filings, include finance chairman Steven Mnuchin, national political director Rick Wiley, and former campaign manager Paul Manafort, who resigned Aug. 20. In contrast, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager makes $10,000 a month, and 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney paid his more than $13,000. Trump’s new campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, was hired July 1 as a senior adviser and pollster—and as of July 31, she hadn’t been paid anything either. The Trump campaign accused Reuters of reporting that was “sloppy at best” but did not give details to refute the allegations. Read more