After being accused by one of President Donald Trump‘s campaign lawyers of falsely representing itself as an affiliate of Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign, a Palm Beach County-based Trump fan club has added a disclaimer to its Facebook page.
The club also added a picture of Trump in a thumbs-up pose with the club’s president, Annie Marie Delgado.
“Disclaimer: Trump Team 2020 Florida Republican Club is chartered by the Republican Party of Florida and is not affiliated with ANY candidate,” says the new wording in small type on the club’s Facebook page.
Trump campaign attorney Lawrence Rosen last week sent Delgado a cease-and-desist later accusing the club of “falsely representing to the public that it is an affiliate and/or authorized agent of the campaign. Moreover, it appears that you are currently, and have been for some time, holding yourself out as a member of the campaign and/or as having the authority to act on its behalf during fundraising activities and in other contexts.”
Rosen’s letter demanded that Delgado and the club immediately stop the activities that Rosen deemed misleading and add a disclaimer saying the club “is not affiliated with, authorized, endorsed, or sponsored by Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. or any of its affiliates.”
Delgado last week called Rosen’s claims “factually and totally and completely incorrect…Nowhere on (club materials) does it say that we are the Trump national campaign.” But she said adding a disclaimer would be a “great idea.”
Rosen did not respond to a call and email this week asking if the campaign is satisfied with the club’s changes.