The executive vice president of Media Matters for America, Angelo Carusone, wrote a post on Medium accusing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump of hiring paid actors to attend his campaign launch.
According to Carusone, he stumbled across a photograph, since deleted, on Instagram of a "gentlemen who...is a paid actor who regularly posts photos from his gigs on social media." He later discovered that the woman in the picture is also a paid actress, so he decided to investigate the matter further.
Although he did not cite them, he said that "[a]ccording to his sources some actors were hired to attend and participate in the event; and, a company called Extra Mile NYC connected Trump's campaign/event organizers with the paid actors."
Carusone said he reached out to Extra Mile NYC for comment, but has yet to receive a response.