Much has been said about Donald Trump’s donations to progressives over the years, but to get a full sense of how much he exactly gave and to those he specifically gave to, I encourage you to read the articles below.
It is absolutely staggering the long list of radical progressive politicians and campaign committees that Trump donated to in order to gain favors!
It isn’t so much the amounts that is the troubling thing, because frankly many of these donations were small in comparison to Trump’s over all fortune. The real troubling aspect of this is who he gave to and when he gave it. More about those details in a moment!
In the interest of fairness, I feel it is important to note that since 1990 through 2010, according to reports, Trump and his son gave Republican candidates running for federal office about half of these donations and exactly half went to the Dems.
Having said that, of those Republicans that he did donate to, almost all of them were RINO’s and very few, if any, could truly be called conservatives! For example, Trump donated to John McCain and Mitch McConnell, and he even gave money to two turn-coat former Republicans – Arlen Specter and Charlie Crist!
You’d be hard-pressed to find a single Tea Party constitutional conservative candidate that Trump gave money to! In fact, to the contrary, a close examination of his donations show that he often times gave money to help defeat Tea Party challengers in races, like for example when he gave $25,000 to Democrat Terry McAuliffe to beat Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia Governor’s race a few years ago! He also donated to Mitch McConnell to defeat Matt Bevin in the Kentucky Senate primary! If that wasn’t bad enough, Trump also gave $4,800 to Harry Reid so he could defeat Tea Party conservative Sharron Angle in 2010!
Speaking of Reid, reports show that he was the fourth largest beneficiary of Trump money! Let me repeat that just in case it didn’t register, the slimy Harry Reid ranked fourth out of all the money given to candidates by this Republican front runner in this Presidential race! That ranking was just since 2010! Trump might have given him more money since! No wonder Reid gave Donald a quasi endorsement recently! Read below!
Some of the other detestable progressives that Trump donated to were folks like: Rahm Emanuel, Charlie Rangel, Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, Chuck Schumer, and he even gave to Hillary’s Senate run.
Speaking of Hillary, Trump not only wrote her a check for her Senate campaign, but he also gave the Clintons over $100,000 for their Foundation! He even credited that donation to getting both of them to his 2005 wedding to 45 year old supermodel wife Melania Knauss! This is a direct quote from Trump: “Hillary Clinton, I said be at my wedding, and she came to my wedding,“………”She had no choice because I gave to a foundation.”
It wasn’t just individual progressive candidates that Trump gave to. Trump also showered Democrat campaign committees with money as well! In fact, as of 2010, of the nearly $420,000 that he gave to committees, the largest recipient was the Democrat Senatorial campaign committee. He gave the Dems a total of $116,000! Keep in mind, the sole purpose of that committee is to see that Democrats take over the Senate, which they did in 2006!
Also in 2006, when Pelosi and Reid took over the Congress and made those huge gains, that was when Trump seemed to give the most to Democrats. That year, according to reports, Trump and his son Donald Jr. gave a total of $77,200 to elect Congressional Democrats compared to a much lower amount of $24,250 to elect Republicans.
The over all picture that is being painted here is a picture of Trump donating far more of his fortune to, not just Democrats, but to Progressives, even including Progressive Republicans like John McCain and Mitch McConnell!
In recent years and since running for the GOP nomination, Trump has cleverly tried to increase his donations to Republicans, in hopes that he could mask his overwhelming donations in the past to the Dems!
It speaks a lot about a candidate who has a history of spreading his vast wealth around to buy influence and to curry favor with our elected officials. The question that we should be asking ourselves is what exactly was Donald expecting in return for these donations?
Trump supporters will tell you that his main appeal is that he can’t be bought off and that is why they like him, but what they seem to always ignore is the fact that he spent most of his business career buying off others, which to most people is just as corrupt!
It is also odd that conservative supporters of this guy don’t seem to care that he donated way more of his money to elect Democrats compared to Republicans, and not just any Democrats, but hard core Progressives like Reid, Clinton, and Schumer!
It really doesn’t seem to faze his supporters that their candidate contributed directly to the fundamental transformation of our nation! It wasn’t that long ago when if a Republican candidate donated even $1.00 to a Democrat, that candidate would be run out of town on a rail! Now I guess it is perfectly okay and no one seems to have a problem with it!
If the Republican party has no problem with their potential nominees funding our political enemies, than you can count me out of this party!
It is absolutely disgraceful and frankly quite shocking that we could very well nominate a man who just a few years ago was heavily funding our defeat and destruction! Read all about these shocking donations below! Ted Cruz for President!
By: Kelly R. Hubbard