Tobacco Money Fuels Controversial Pro-Trump Policy Group

Fast Company

The country’s second-biggest tobacco company has been a top funder of the controversial “dark money” organization created to promote President Donald Trump’s legislative agenda, according to a MapLight review.

“Dark money groups are often used to disguise the support for candidates or officeholders from unsavory industries,” said Brendan Fischer, a lawyer at the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center in Washington, D.C. “Trump may not want to be publicly associated with the tobacco industry, but the tobacco industry certainly wants Trump’s support for their agenda.”

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