In the very beginning of the Trump
debacle run for president, it was pretty much the conventional wisdom among pundits that he wasn’t very serious. As the race goes on, though, he seems to be becoming more and more serious about being the president. It’s also interesting to note that, despite his vow to not accept big donations, he is now open to them — with a caveat.
Donald Trump is really, really rich – as he reminds us several times a day. He was going to use being really really rich to finance his presidential campaign. In fact, he’s even criticized other candidates for being beholden to wealthy donors like the Koch brothers. Just last month he said, “Every single person that gave every single dollar is expecting something for that money, every single person. And that’s not good for the country.”
Now it’s time for his first major flip-flop of the campaign season. He met with big donors last month.
‘There are so many people wanting to contribute and I am so grateful for their support. I appreciate the moral investment in my vision to Make America Great Again,’ Trump said in an e-mailed statement to POLITICO Friday.
He told CBS’s John Dickerson that he’s open to big donations “as long as they don’t expect anything.” Right.
Here’s the video:
Donald Trump knows better than anyone that unless it’s charity (and political donations are not tax deductible) rich people always want a return on their investment. There will be strings, plenty of strings, but Trump’s followers will still believe anything that comes out of his mouth.
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