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brooklynite

(93,207 posts)
Thu Jul 9, 2020, 03:52 PM Jul 2020

DeSantis Is Said to Quietly Hinder Fund-Raising for Trump Convention

Source: New York Times

WASHINGTON — When President Trump first threatened to pull the Republican National Convention out of Charlotte, N.C., Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida started campaigning to bring the event to his state.

But now, as convention planners in Jacksonville seek to raise tens of millions of dollars on an almost impossibly rushed time frame, and in the middle of a raging pandemic, the governor is hindering those efforts, interviews show.

Mr. DeSantis, a Republican, has directed his top fund-raiser, Heather Barker, to tell donors not to give to the convention because of a personal dispute between the governor and Susie Wiles, his former campaign manager who is serving as an informal adviser to the convention planners, according to multiple people familiar with his actions.

Ms. Wiles is a veteran Republican operative who led Mr. Trump’s Florida team in 2016 and who ran Mr. DeSantis’s 2018 campaign for governor. Mr. DeSantis’s relationship with Ms. Wiles soured over his suspicion that she had leaked embarrassing information.


Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/09/us/politics/trump-florida-convention-desantis.html

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DeSantis Is Said to Quietly Hinder Fund-Raising for Trump Convention (Original Post) brooklynite Jul 2020 OP
GOPers are a bunch of whiny vindictive little shitheads. groundloop Jul 2020 #1
This is such a silly and pathetic story. lagomorph777 Jul 2020 #27
Hinder away, we don't want the damn drumpf humpers here anyway!! lark Jul 2020 #2
Duval County, FL Cases Curve KY_EnviroGuy Jul 2020 #12
It's drumpf, of course he will steal from the city of Jax and not pay for anything. lark Jul 2020 #22
Yep, if they're smart they'll call it off, do it virtual and take their losses. KY_EnviroGuy Jul 2020 #26
Maybe Trumpers could have bake sales. yellowcanine Jul 2020 #3
I'm conflicted central scrutinizer Jul 2020 #4
Wasted money? kiri Jul 2020 #19
Sounds like DeSantis' PR has kicked in RiF Jul 2020 #5
Gee, you would think that with the increasing # of cases in FL, that would be reason to stop tulipsandroses Jul 2020 #6
That's so Republican. yardwork Jul 2020 #24
It's so fun when they have a spork fight and pretend it's a "Kill Bill" outtake!! hatrack Jul 2020 #7
How many people here, know what a spork is? ... aggiesal Jul 2020 #9
It's a spoon and a fork. marie999 Jul 2020 #13
it was the perfect digging tool. i escaped! certainot Jul 2020 #14
I couldn't even cut my pancakes with it. n/t marie999 Jul 2020 #16
He'd rather not have another covid spike in Florida, but he doesn't have the balls to tell trump patphil Jul 2020 #8
they should have it there and trump should insist limbaugh (palm beach) goes and certainot Jul 2020 #15
You're giving him way too much credit. He really is this petty. yardwork Jul 2020 #25
Everybody needs to tweet this story to Trump. tanyev Jul 2020 #10
Pay your own way, GOP pricks..... KY_EnviroGuy Jul 2020 #11
let them kill and eat each other hahahahahahahahahaha TeamPooka Jul 2020 #17
City of Jax went blue in 2018, that's why he wants it here. lark Jul 2020 #23
Better not tell -45. ...nt 2naSalit Jul 2020 #18
Oh Lord! greenjar_01 Jul 2020 #20
And of course, it has NOTHING to do with the safety of Floridians. NNadir Jul 2020 #21

lagomorph777

(30,613 posts)
27. This is such a silly and pathetic story.
Fri Jul 10, 2020, 08:57 AM
Jul 2020

I was thinking it would be about COVID safety; turns out it's some petty dispute between staffers. So sad.

lark

(22,822 posts)
2. Hinder away, we don't want the damn drumpf humpers here anyway!!
Thu Jul 9, 2020, 04:06 PM
Jul 2020

200 local religious leaders/pastors,priests sent a letter to Mayor Curry asking for the convention not to come to town, or if it does, to think of all the workers who will be exposed to CV19 with no masks or social distancing at the convention.

Recently, in light of mounting CV19 #'s in Jacksonville, Mayor Curry instituted a mask order, but no enforcement. Bet you he will fold like a wet cloth if drumpf stamps his feet and insists on no masks required. Hopefully, if the #'s are still skyrocketing and hospitals near capacity he will stand his ground and not give in to traitor tot's tantrums, but I kinda doubt he has that much courage.

KY_EnviroGuy

(14,474 posts)
12. Duval County, FL Cases Curve
Thu Jul 9, 2020, 05:53 PM
Jul 2020

As of 7/9/20:



Source: https://infection2020.com/

Someone has to pay for all the security too, Lark. Do they expect JAX to eat that cost?

lark

(22,822 posts)
22. It's drumpf, of course he will steal from the city of Jax and not pay for anything.
Fri Jul 10, 2020, 07:49 AM
Jul 2020

He's a lifelong cheat and fraud and I don't want him anywhere near this city.

KY_EnviroGuy

(14,474 posts)
26. Yep, if they're smart they'll call it off, do it virtual and take their losses.
Fri Jul 10, 2020, 08:16 AM
Jul 2020

But I fear Rethugs are so damn proud and arrogant they don't want to admit the virus beat them and put on a shitshow anyway.

Total disregard for humanity for the sake of a buck........

central scrutinizer

(11,591 posts)
4. I'm conflicted
Thu Jul 9, 2020, 04:14 PM
Jul 2020

While I love the petty bickering and back stabbing, I was hoping millions more would go to waste like in North Carolina.

kiri

(769 posts)
19. Wasted money?
Thu Jul 9, 2020, 07:28 PM
Jul 2020

The Repubs LOST $38 million (they say). But the money went to the corporations and contractors in NC they signed contracts with. This was a boon--they got to keep the money because the RNC defaulted, and they didn't have to pay any staff or other expenses. Lots of folks in Charlotte got big bank deposits.

tulipsandroses

(4,992 posts)
6. Gee, you would think that with the increasing # of cases in FL, that would be reason to stop
Thu Jul 9, 2020, 04:35 PM
Jul 2020

the convention. No he wants to hinder fund raising as payback for his petty squabbles.

patphil

(5,907 posts)
8. He'd rather not have another covid spike in Florida, but he doesn't have the balls to tell trump
Thu Jul 9, 2020, 05:10 PM
Jul 2020

not to have a convention in his state.

lark

(22,822 posts)
23. City of Jax went blue in 2018, that's why he wants it here.
Fri Jul 10, 2020, 07:52 AM
Jul 2020

Lots of rednecks that have always been in control and still are but a growing diverse working class population is why he wants it here - more opportunity for conflict and spread of the disease.

NNadir

(33,298 posts)
21. And of course, it has NOTHING to do with the safety of Floridians.
Thu Jul 9, 2020, 08:16 PM
Jul 2020

Showing his Repuke credentials, it's all about him and his personal grievances.

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