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Big Trump donors run for the hills
Posted by: pdq
Date: November 19, 2022 07:33AM
Missed this 3-day old story, which is behind a paywall, although Apple News let me see it without an Apple News membership:


It’s the morning after Donald Trump’s 2024 campaign announcement and major donors are already running for the hills. Blackstone co-founder and CEO Stephen Schwarzman declared that he will not be backing Donald Trump in his renewed bid for the presidency.

…It didn’t end there. Later on Wednesday, longtime Trump ally and billionaire heir to the Estée Lauder fortune Ronald Lauder said he wouldn’t be supporting the former president’s latest White House run.

… Last week, Citadel’s billionaire founder Ken Griffin revealed to Politico that he is dropping his support for the former president and instead endorsing Florida Governor Ron DeSantis if he chooses to run. “For a litany of reasons, I think it’s time to move on to the next generation,”

Gee, ya think?

It’s up to you, Deplorables. Trump isn’t going to do all this for free, so dig deep. He wants your bux.
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Re: Big Trump donors run for the hills
Posted by: Ted King
Date: November 19, 2022 09:05AM
Donald Trump announcing his first run for the presidency:


“I don’t need anybody’s money. It’s nice. I don’t need anybody’s money. I’m using my own money. I’m not using the lobbyists. I’m not using donors. I don’t care. I’m really rich, I’ll show you that in a second. And by the way, I’m not even saying that in a braggadocios … that’s the kind that’s the kind of thinking you need for this country.”

He's rich. He don't need nobody's money.

Seriously, even though he's probably made several times more running for and being president than he spent of his own money, he has always been pretty heavily bankrolled by smaller donors, so even though having these heavy hitters bail on him is probably somewhat distressful (I hope so), it probably won't change his decision making much. Now if his small donor donations were to tank, then he would almost surely freak out.

e pluribus unum
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Re: Big Trump donors run for the hills
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: November 19, 2022 11:49AM
‘Disloyal’ would be an interesting framing for Musk to use for firing employees with technical disagreements and/or a position that the site should have some limits on egregious propagation of disinformation and hate speech.

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Re: Big Trump donors run for the hills
Posted by: steve...
Date: November 19, 2022 12:41PM
Wonder if Vlad and the boys are still supporting him.

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