More than a half-dozen Trump campaign vendors received in excess of $7 million in coronavirus small business aid — despite collecting more than $60 million from the campaign.


“This program was intended to be a lifeline for mom-and-pop small businesses struggling to keep the lights on and meet payroll,” Kyle Herrig, president of progressive government watchdog Accountable.US, said in a statement to Salon. “These companies took millions in tax dollars while lining their pockets with millions more from the Trump campaign. They used PPP as their pandemic piggy bank while those in real need lost out.”