Donald Trump is banking on the devotion and adulation of his supporters, so much so that he is demanding all volunteers to sign a non-disclosure agreement. But it's not your typical agreement for political volunteers, it's a lifetime pledge to never disparage him, his family or Trump products until death do you part.
To sign up on Trump's website, potential volunteers must agree to a 2,271-word non-disclosure agreement in which they also promise they won't compete against or say anything bad about Trump, his company, his family members or products – now and forever.
The agreement is a required part of the sign-up process for Trump Red Dialer, an online call system that connects volunteers for the Republican presidential candidate with potential voters.
In other words, if you want to help out the GOP nominee, you have to sign a similar document that Ivana Trump signed in 1992 as part of their divorce decree. You are practically married to anything and everything Trump!
The agreement defines Trump's family as "Mr. Trump's spouse" and then individually names his children, including his 10-year-old son Barron, while generally referencing Trump's siblings and nieces and nephews, as well as his children's spouses and children.
The agreement does state volunteers can campaign for other candidates after the election is over. No such deadline applies to the non-disparagement provisions.
South Carolina GOP Chair Matt Moore said,
“It’s not a typical procedure,"
But he fears little blowback from the very stringent agreement.
“Donald Trump supporters are very passionate. I don’t imagine that it would discourage them, much if any at all.".
It wouldn't be hyperbolic to say that a nearly 2,300 word document won't be thoroughly read or comprehended by your average pro-Trump phone banker. The ACA was too long? After Drumpf's attorneys get through with his legal 'proposals' they will likely quadruple in size. Trump volunteers had better be passionate and never lose that loving feeling, or they'll wind up in court like Bill Maher for calling him the son of an orangutan.