If You Sign Up To Volunteer For Trump, He Basically Owns You For Life

by John Haltiwanger

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump likes to sue people, or at least enjoys threatening to sue them.

That's not exactly a secret.

There's even a chance he might sue you if you volunteer for his campaign.

To hop on the Trump train, volunteers signing up on Trump's website are required to agree to an extensive non-disclosure agreement, which holds them to never ever say anything bad about Trump or his family members.

It also prohibits volunteers from working or volunteering on other campaigns during the election and forbids them from sharing information.

The agreement is required for anyone wishing to get involved in Trump Red Dialer, an online call system that involves volunteers connecting with potential voters.

Among other stipulations, the 2,271-word agreement says,

No Disparagement. During the term of your service and at all times thereafter you hereby promise and agree not to demean or disparage publicly the Company, Mr. Trump, any Trump Company, any Family Member, or any Family Member Company or any asset any of the foregoing own, or product or service any of the foregoing offer, in each case by or in any of the Restricted Means and Contexts and to prevent your employees from doing so.

And here's what it says might happen if you violate the agreement:

Damages and Other Remedies. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, each Trump Person will be entitled to all remedies available at law and equity, including but not limited to monetary damages, in the event of your breach of this agreement. Nothing contained in this agreement will constitute a waiver of any Trump Person's remedies at law or in equity, all of which are expressly reserved.

It also says,

Survival. This agreement will survive the expiration, cancellation or termination of any employment or independent contractor relationship that you may have with the Company or with any individual, entity, partnership, trust or organization that the Company has engaged.

In other words, this agreement lasts FOREVER.

This is not a standard thing for a presidential campaign to do. The website for Hillary Clinton, Trump's Democratic rival, requires no such agreement.

So, what do you say you guys? Want to sign your life away to Donald J. Trump?