Campaign donations are the most common way to support a political candidate and can often reveal truths about a candidate and their support of policies as elected officials. Of course, it’s also hard to criticize a candidate you donated money to, but that’s exactly what Donald Trump is trying to do.
NBC News: According to California state records, President Trump — while a private citizen — twice donated to Kamala Harris while she was a candidate for state AG.
A total of $6,000 in 2011 and 2013 combined.
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) August 11, 2020
Trump was ready with an attack ad against Kamala Harris within minutes of Biden’s announcement for his vice presidential running mate. Trump criticized her as a far left radical and a loser due to her presidential bid earlier in the campaign cycle. Of course, that means that Trump will also have to account for the political donations Trump made to her political campaigns in 2011 and 2013.
According to The Daily Beast:
‘President Donald Trump donated twice to Kamala Harris while he was a private citizen and she was a candidate for California Attorney General, according to California state records. Trump gave Harris $5,000 in 2011 and another $1,000 in 2013.’
“In 2011 and again in 2013, Trump donated a total of $6,000 to Harris’ campaign for California attorney general. His daughter, Ivanka, also gave Harris $2,000 in 2014.”https://t.co/doMWUKxRxa
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) August 11, 2020
Donald Trump was not the only member of his family to donate to Harris, either, nor the only current member of his administration. Steve Mnuchin donated to her political campaign for the Senate in 2016.
‘Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and official adviser, also donated $2,000 to Harris in 2014. Harris, who was picked as Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s running mateon Tuesday, was elected AG in California in 2010 and won re-election in 2014.’
Donald and Ivanka Trump donated to Kamala Harris' bid for California attorney general https://t.co/PFsalYYUvh
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) August 11, 2020
Just in case anyone thinks that Harris accepted those donations from the man whose sole focus in those years was his birtherism campaign, she didn’t. In fact, she donated that money to the people Donald Trump would later hurt in a number of ways as president.
The Sacramento Bee reports that:
‘Harris campaign spokesman Ian Sams told McClatchy that Harris donated the $6,000 Trump had contributed to a non-profit that advocates for civil and human rights for Central Americans.’