Trump Gets Dumped By Top Donors As Personal Collapse Intensifies

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It is a little fiefdom that Donald Trump lives in, something like a snowglobe but filled with angry rolling thunder clouds instead of snow, a thunderglobe. There he can create any reality he wants, and he has been able to hypnotize hundreds of thousands of Americans into believing it is theirs too, but it is not. Because in the end, he is the only one who can live there. His acolytes look through the glass, try to grasp it, then slide down further and further. But some important people are on to him.

They are those in the Republican Party’s biggest and most influential donor class. And they have been giving off signals that their interest in Trump has wanned, according to CNBC:

‘Several of the Republican Party’s biggest and most influential donors are signaling that they don’t plan on helping fund former President Donald Trump’s political operation, at least for now.’

Stephen Ross and Larry Ellison decided to spend on the 2022 midterm elections instead of the ex-president. They liked Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Tim Scott (R-SC).

Big GOP donors worry about how Trump and friends have spent his smaller donations, The Forbes Magazine reported:

‘Donors are also concerned about how Trump’s organization is spending the money it has raised from smaller donations.’

An advisor who knew Trump allies in Silicon Valley for quite some time said that the former president’s false claims, including the Big Lie that the election was stolen from him, have them backing away from him:

‘Big money, sophisticated people are just losing interest in this s— show.’

A Republican strategist who worked with the big money people on Wall Street said:

‘Donors don’t contribute out of the goodness of their heart. And right now they’re being asked to donate to an organization that has no other purpose than pumping cash into someone who doesn’t need it and isn’t using it. They have better things to do.’

Trump’s PACs showed a cool $100 million on hand after the first half of 2021. But he blew “nearly $8 million on legal fees and over $200,000 on Trump’s properties earlier this year:”

‘A Trump spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.’

‘[Donor] consultants declined to be identified in this story in order to avoid retribution from Trump and his supporters.’

Top GOP fundraising efforts have been focusing on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. They would rather spend their money on the midterms via redistricting by those such as National Republican Redistricting Trust:

‘Wealthy financiers have instead opted to spend money on the GOP’s efforts to take back Congress or to support other potential 2024 presidential candidates such as Ron DeSantis and Tim Scott.’

Former Trump donors just had a fundraiser for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in the Hamptons. Trump’s Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and billionaire investors Stephen Ross, John Paulson, and Miami Dolphins owner Ken Griffin held it:

‘Wilbur Ross and a representative for Paulson did not respond to requests for comment.’

‘A spokesperson for Stephen Ross declined to comment.’

Last year, Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison and Oracle CEO Safra Catz gave big to him Ellison even held a fundraiser for Trump last year. But he decided to support Scott for now:

‘A spokesman for Catz and Ellison did not respond to a request for comment.’

Super Trump donor Miriam Adelson supported the ex-president before. But she has told allies that she has no “immediate plans” to help him. Instead, she put her money behind former Trump United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley:

‘A spokesman for Adelson’s company, Las Vegas Sands, declined to comment.’

Another top GOP donor has big problems of his own. Tom Barrack, who was also Trump’s friend, allegedly illegally lobbied for Trump for the United Arab Emirates (UAE). But even he had let it be known that he might not have supported his longtime friend. He told The Bloomberg News prior to his arrest:

‘Today it looks like it’s a campaign of divisiveness, which I’m not interested in.’

‘A spokesman for Barrack did not respond to a request for comment.’

Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah gave big to Trump in 2016. Not only have they expressed no interest in supporting him in 2024, they had, in fact, let it be known that they intended to “scale back their financial support for Trump:”

‘Indeed, they had been financing another Republican running for a Senate seat in Ohio.’

‘Representatives for the Mercers did not respond to requests for comment.’


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