Right-wing billionaire Robert Mercer is staying out of President Trump’s re-election campaign after being a very influential donor during his first campaign.
In 2016, the Wall Street hedge-fund owner donated $15.5 million along with his wife, Diana, to the campaign. They gave an additional $1 million to Trump’s inaugural committee. They also brought controversial data firm Cambridge Analytica into the mix.
Mercer was also influential in getting Citizens United President David Bossie installed as Trump’s deputy campaign manager. He also pushed for pollster Kellyanne Conway to be made Trump’s campaign manager, and Breitbart executive chairman Steve Bannon to be made his campaign CEO. These changes are ultimately what led to Trump’s campaign gaining tremendous momentum in the final months of 2016 and ultimately Trump becoming president.
“The Mercers laid the groundwork for the Trump revolution,” Bannon said in 2017, according to The New Yorker.
Officials close to Mercer have confirmed that he is “100 percent out” after becoming disillusioned with the Trump presidency. He has given $400,000 to the Great America PAC and $355,200 to Trump Victory, but Mercer is not expected to followup on these donations.
It was reported earlier this month that tech guru Peter Thiel, who had been Trump’s most significant supporter in Silicon Valley, was ditching Trump’s re-election campaign as well. Thiel had given $1.25 million that year to Trump’s 2016 campaign and affiliated causes, but has reportedly soured on Trump in lieu of his response to the Chinavirus pandemic.
Trump has recently shaken up his campaign staff as his prospects for victory in November wane, relieving campaign manager Brad Parscale of his role.
Big League Politics has reported on how Parscale’s woeful strategic decisions have put a damper on the Trump campaign:
President Donald Trump’s campaign manager Brad Parscale told Fox Business host Lou Dobbs on Monday when he said that immigration wouldn’t be one of the top issues that Trump focuses on while trying to obtain re-election this November.
When Dobbs asked Parscale what the top three issues would be for the President on the campaign trail, Parscale claimed jobs, national security and healthcare would be what Trump would focus on. Dobbs, who has been a proponent for border security his entire career, was surprised that immigration was not included.
“You didn’t mention border security. You didn’t mention immigration,” Dobbs said.
“Well, I think on immigration he’s already in the winning column. I think that those people we already have voters. I think these other issues we have to continue to get the other voters to come across and make this a landslide victory,” Parscale responded…
This follows news of Trump capitulating on mass immigration. Reversing his previous stance, Trump is now ready to open the flood gates for the third-world so that corporations can hire cheap labor.
Just last week, Trump echoed Chamber of Commerce talking points and implied that American college graduates were not intelligent or qualified enough to be employed at corporate jobs.
“We do need workers in our country… We need people. I got Foxconn to go into Wisconsin. They have to get people. They have spent a fortune. They built the most incredible plant I have ever seen,” Trump said to Fox News host Laura Ingraham.
“But why shouldn’t we have American graduates of colleges and universities taking those jobs?” Ingraham asked in response.
“We do, but we don’t have enough of them. We don’t have enough of them, and we have to be competitive with the rest of the world too. The companies want to hire these people, and they can’t,” Trump said.
“They want to hire people they can hire for the cheapest amount because that’s what they want,” Ingraham contended.
“I’m not talking about cheap. I’m talking about brain power,” Trump said to a stunned Ingraham. “They want to hire smart people, and those people are thrown out of the country. We can’t do that.”
President Trump is making serious changes, but it may be too little too late. He could conceivably be a one-term president with the country falling back into the hands of the globalists, marxists, and pizza partiers.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Rebuffed From Democratic Convention, While RINO John Kasich Will Speak
Kasich’s more of a Democrat than AOC.
Reports for plans for the Democratic National Convention indicate that progressive New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will not be giving a speech for the program of events, while former Ohio Governor John Kasich- a nominal Republican- will be speaking in a primetime slot in support of Joe Biden for President.
The prioritization of Kasich over Ocasio-Cortez shows Biden’s interest in appealing to suburban affluent Republican voters, even if it comes at a detriment to turning out the Democratic base of urban millennials. The strategy could backfire significantly, especially if Ocasio-Cortez herself chooses to respond in kind and only provide lukewarm support for Biden.
Initial reports suggested that AOC would be given a primetime speaking role, only for sources close to the Bronx Democrat to correct such an assertion. It appears that AOC will instead speak in a limited capacity, in a function reflecting her role as a leader of Biden’s climate working task force.
Joe Biden may be the only individual to speak personally from the convention hall in which the event is principally located, on account of coronavirus social distancing measures. Biden campaign operatives are reportedly making “ruthless cuts” to accommodate for the digital nature of the event, forcing out many Democrats who would otherwise speak at the convention in person.
Kasich will speak on the same night as Vermont Independent socialist Senator Bernie Sanders, in a gesture that’s intended to highlight the range of Biden’s base of support.
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