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Mon Jan 13, 2020, 10:29 AM

RawStory: Big money Trump inaugural donors are fleeing the president and donating to Democrats



Published 3 hours ago on January 13, 2020
By Tom Boggioni

link: https://www.rawstory.com/2020/01/big-money-trump-inaugural-donors-are-fleeing-the-president-and-donating-to-democrats-report/

According to a report in the Daily Beast, major donors who contributed to Donald Trump’s inauguration not only want no part of the president now, but are also contributing to possible Democratic presidential contenders.

The report starts off by noting, “15 such donors who collectively gave more than $700,000 to Trump’s inaugural committee but who have since contributed to the presidential campaigns of Democratic candidates including Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Michael Bennet, John Hickenlooper, Eric Swalwell, and John Delaney.”

While many wealthy political campaign contributors are known to give money to both Democrats and Republicans as a way of hedging their bets and keeping the door open for access, many of the Trump donors are rock-ribbed Republicans who have tired of the president.

“It had only been a couple years since [Jennifer] Pritzker, the world’s only known trans billionaire and a Republican mega-donor, had chipped in a whopping $250,000 to President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee,” the report states. “But three months after publicly objecting to the GOP’s stance on trans issues, she gave $1,000 to Democrat Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign.”


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Gosh, I sure hope this is true. But it's hard to believe after reading about Bloomberg and Steyer spending gazillions on their own campaigns.

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Reply RawStory: Big money Trump inaugural donors are fleeing the president and donating to Democrats (Original post)
FakeNoose Jan 2020 OP
FakeNoose Jan 2020 #1
NCProgressive Jan 2020 #2
Iliyah Jan 2020 #3
CaptYossarian Jan 2020 #4
safeinOhio Jan 2020 #5
NewJeffCT Jan 2020 #11
uponit7771 Jan 2020 #6
Submariner Jan 2020 #7
kentuck Jan 2020 #8
mopinko Jan 2020 #9
NewJeffCT Jan 2020 #10

Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 10:36 AM

1. Daily Beast just published a similar article

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 10:42 AM

2. Many will flee but the hardcore like Adelson would remain

 

It is all about power to them -- no matter how hideous the leader

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Response to NCProgressive (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 10:55 AM

3. Adelson believes that t-rump will protect . . .

Israel and her interest. t-rump doesn't care about anything or anyone except himself.

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Response to NCProgressive (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 10:57 AM

4. Rachel Maddow once reported that Sheldon Adelson had 15 year old hookers at one of his overseas

hotels. This would tie his interests to Trump, Epstein, Gorka, etc. (and even that Duck Dynasty guy).

They're all pedophiles--and is it any wonder that human trafficking is at record levels?

A bunch of sick bastards.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 11:01 AM

5. Won't have all that NRA/Russian

Cash this time. At least the NRA part.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 11:50 AM

11. they can launder the money other ways

through mega churches or other GOP aligned organizations.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 11:13 AM

6. What about money from Russia?!

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 11:27 AM

7. We need Bloomberg money to guard the voting machines

I'm afraid it only takes some republican wiz kid with a thumb drive or code knowledge that they can use to alter the voting machine (county, district, state) results at the last moment without being detected.

When I see so many stories like this about money, are we taking our eye off the ball?

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 11:34 AM

8. Just covering their bases...

They don't have democratic ideals.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 11:42 AM

9. well, pritzker is a poor example.

why she stayed a repug has been a topic of a great deal of debate. the rest of the family is blue as hell.
and many of her construction projects are in very integrated areas.

not surprising she softened after coming out.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Mon Jan 13, 2020, 11:49 AM

10. big difference

between donating $250,000 and donating $1,000. $1,000 to a billionaire is like donating a dollar or two to most people.

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