Donald Trump, as he loves to remind us, does everything bigger and better than everyone else (if by "bigger" you mean "louder," and "better" you mean "louder still"). So naturally, he was not content to simply set up a crowdfunding campaign and watch it fail. Nope, instead, he backed an entire crowdfunding platform, before sitting back and letting that fall apart.
"I couldn't hold it all, what with my comically tiny hands."
In early 2013, The Donald announced that he was throwing his support behind FundAnything, a crowdfunding site which, as the name subtly suggests, let people request crowdfunding for any kind of thing, from artistic endeavors to health care costs. Trump also pledged to tweet out some of his favorite projects on a weekly basis -- which shouldn't be too hard, since he accounts for roughly 7 percent of all the world's Twitter messages. Trump was convinced that the site would be the next big thing. After all, how could a project with the name "Trump" on it possibly fail?
Ultimately, FundAnything didn't take off in a major way, partially because Trump, unbelievably, failed to tweet. This is a man who sleepwalks to his computer at night to tweet out "Wall Hillary wall, SAD faaaaaaart" before shambling back to his bed, but he couldn't manage one tweet a week to support the crowdfunding business which proudly displayed his name. He ended up issuing only a handful of tweets and supporting a mere eight projects before losing interest, like a teenager who was tasked with cleaning the house but only rearranges a few magazines on the living room coffee table.
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And then losing the magazine.
FundAnything is still around, and some of its projects are doing quite well. For instance, a Penn Gilette movie raised over a million dollars. Trump, however, is no longer associated with it, with him withdrawing his support and the "Donald's Picks" section being renamed to "Staff Picks." Best of luck to Don in his next crowdfunding venture: saving his financial clusterfuck of a presidential campaign (or, alternatively, the world economy).
When Jim Avery isn't throwing his money away on hopeless Kickstarter projects, he's tweeting out random crap on his Twitter account, or writing game news and reviews for GeekNifty.
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