When Trump Passes the MAGA Hat, His Aides Clutch Their Wallets

Ms. Conway said she “gave at the office.”

“In 2016, I did better than stroke a check — I became Trump’s campaign manager and he won,” she said, adding that she did not contribute to any federal candidates during the four years she worked in the Trump White House.

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There are also no donations in the past eight years from Mr. Trump’s senior leadership team for his 2024 campaign, including Susie Wiles, who worked without a salary for two years before the campaign started in November, and Chris LaCivita. Mr. LaCivita’s only federal contribution during the past eight years was to a Virginia House candidate.

Jason Miller, who is working for Mr. Trump for the third consecutive campaign, has given nearly $40,000 to other federal campaigns since 2015. But he has never donated to Mr. Trump.

“President Trump represents and fights for the working men and women of America, and the people who work for him are a reflection of that,” said Steven Cheung, a spokesman for Mr. Trump. “In contrast to how the swamp usually operates, people on the campaign have dedicated their lives to this honorable cause.”

One outlier inside Mr. Trump’s entourage was Anthony Scaramucci, who contributed more than $250,000 to the Trump campaign and political committees in 2016 before working as the Trump White House communications director. Mr. Scaramucci was fired after 11 days and has since contributed to numerous anti-Trump candidates and causes.

Major donors, like Mr. Scaramucci, are often selected for administration roles. Steven Mnuchin, who was the Trump campaign finance director in 2016, served as Treasury secretary. Penny Pritzker was the Obama campaign’s finance director in 2012 and later served as the administration’s commerce secretary.

Mr. Trump also has not received contributions from most of his children, who have been unusually active in his political career.

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