Trump PAC Paid Melania Trump’s Stylist $152,000 For ‘Strategy Consulting’
Former President Donald Trump’s leadership PAC has reportedly paid a staggering $152,500 to Melania Trump’s former stylist, Herve Pierre, in 2022.
Earlier this week, Trump’s Save America PAC reported its expenditure in its year-end filing, which showed a string of payments made to the stylist.
According to the Federal Elections Commission (FEC), nine installments of $18,000 and $6,000 labeled “Strategy Consulting” as well as a $2,500 year-end bonus were made to Pierre. While the FEC does not allow traditional PACs to finance personal items, leadership PACs have fewer spending restrictions.
Pierre had recently come under scrutiny when it was revealed that he had received payments totaling to $60,000 in August 2022.
Speaking on his behalf, a spokesman told Women’s Wear Daily that “Mr. Pierre is a world-renowned artist. His work extends to many different fields, not just fashion design. His expertise is utilized for special projects and events.”
Indeed, the French-American designer has worked with other first ladies on a variety of different events and projects in the past, including Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush and Michelle Obama.
Addressing the report, Pierre added that “As with every other first lady, there is an after-the-White House life, which involves many other aspects than fashion. I am lucky to have worked in prestigious houses, to have designed [costumes] for ballets and more recently to work in home decor. There are many upcoming projects in this after-the-White House [stage].”
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