"Sliding down a bannister, accompanied by Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World,” Trump was greeted by a number of cheering supporters – but reportedly they weren’t exactly fans.

A 12 June casting letter allegedly asked for people, wearing campaign t-shirts and carrying signs (some of which were later photographed in a bin after the event), to “help cheer” Trump’s announcement.

We understand this is not a traditional “background job,” but we believe acting comes in all forms and this is inclusive of that school of thought,” the email from Extra Mile NYC casting went on to claim, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The call, which listed payment as "$50 CASH at the end of the event”, was made in with Gotham Government Relations and Communications, a US political consultancy firm."