Donald Trump’s big presidential announcement Tuesday was made a little bigger with help from paid actors — at $50 a pop.
New York-based Extra Mile Casting sent an email last Friday to its client list of background actors, seeking extras to beef up attendance at Trump’s event.
“We are looking to cast people for the event to wear t-shirts and carry signs and help cheer him in support of his announcement,” reads the June 12 email, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter. “We understand this is not a traditional ‘background job,’ but we believe acting comes in all forms and this is inclusive of that school of thought.” (Read the full email at the bottom of the post.)
LOL, sure Spanky.
Is that why you're having to pay "excited and enthusiastic MINORITY Actors and Actresses" on Craigslist to hold signs?
What a scam artist.
What a sad buffoon. pic.twitter.com/fagEM27nrk
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) June 15, 2020
— CoCo (@boco20) June 15, 2020
The pay was listed as $50 for less than three hours of work. According to the email, Extra Mile was reaching out to potential extras in partnership with Gotham Government Relations and Communications, a New York-Based political consulting group that has worked with Trump in the past. Gotham GR had no comment.
It's not disinformation. I went to Tulsa Craigslist and saw it myself, last night. pic.twitter.com/JgyyuinG3o
— No ⚖ no 🕊 🇨🇦 🏳️🌈 (@Murphnik) June 15, 2020