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MPs Around The World Spammed With Trump Election Material

Sure-fire way to make yourself popular.

29/06/2016 2:45 PM AEST | Updated 15/07/2016 12:56 PM AEST
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Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada June 18, 2016. REUTERS/David Becker/Files

Is Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump asking random, non-U.S. politicians for cash?

British, Icelandic and Australian members of parliament have received emails from the Trump team, ins ome cases pledging to match donations dollar for dollar.

The story, picked up by Talking Points Memo, quotes Icelandic MPs as saying they are perplexed and speechless over the emails.

"I have no idea why he emailed me the letter," Independence Party MP Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, one of the email recipients, told Morgublaðið newspaper.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, head of the Left Green Party, also received an email from Trump.

"This whole matter is very perplexing. The letter left me speechless," she said.

British MP Sir Roger Gale on Monday reportedly appealed to the Speaker of the Commons to help to block the "intemperate spam."

"Mr Speaker, I'm all in favour of free speech but I don't see why colleagues on either side of the House should be subjected to intemperate spam.

"Efforts to try to have these deleted have failed. I wonder if you'd be kind enough to intercede with the Digital Services Department to see if they may be blocked."

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