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Sun May 12, 2019, 05:41 PM

(VF): Major Donors aren't stepping up. "There's Trump fatigue," says longtime Republican donor.




“The 2020 Bumper Sticker Should Be: ‘Same Policies, but We Promise Less Crazy’”: Trump Fund-Raising Is in Crisis, and Even Don Jr. Is Sounding the Alarm

With a dysfunctional fund-raising organization and disappointing battleground polling numbers, major donors aren’t stepping up. “There’s Trump fatigue,” says a longtime Republican donor

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/05/trump-2020-fund-raising-don-jr

On Tuesday night, several hundred Republican donors gathered in the Presidential Ballroom at the Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue for a fund-raiser to unofficially kick off Trump’s 2020 re-election. Trumpworld eminences including Vice President Mike Pence, campaign manager Brad Parscale, and counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway were on hand to pitch donors to sign on as “bundlers” that would leverage their networks to help the Trump campaign raise Parscale’s stated goal of $1 billion by Election Day. The event was the brainchild of longtime Bush family supporter Jack Oliver, who pioneered the bundler model for George W. Bush’s 2004 re-election and has been tapped by Parscale to win over establishment donors that shunned Trump in 2016. Donors that raise $100,000 will qualify to join the “Builders Club” and earn perks such as campaign dinners, briefings and “commemorative Trump Victory gifts.”

It’s going to be a hard sell. According to sources, Trump campaign officials are sounding the alarm over the president’s early fund-raising hauls. Trump’s son Don Jr. has privately warned donors that Trump only raised around $30 million in the last quarter, and pointed out that the number fell far short of the roughly $45 million Barack Obama raised in the second quarter of 2011 for his 2012 re-election bid, according to a source briefed on the conversations (A source close to Don Jr. disputed this). “They need more money, and there’s no enthusiasm. They need to amp it up,” a Trump donor told me. “Wall Street never liked Trump from the beginning. Goldman is filled with people who were Obama fund-raisers,” another Trump donor told me. In 2016, Trump raised only about $351 million. Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign took in $483 million.


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Reply (VF): Major Donors aren't stepping up. "There's Trump fatigue," says longtime Republican donor. (Original post)
hlthe2b May 2019 OP
no_hypocrisy May 2019 #1
Honeycombe8 May 2019 #27
uponit7771 May 2019 #2
KaDee May 2019 #8
dixiegrrrrl May 2019 #57
malaise May 2019 #3
bearsfootball516 May 2019 #4
DENVERPOPS May 2019 #21
Doitnow May 2019 #25
Honeycombe8 May 2019 #29
Poiuyt May 2019 #39
SCVDem May 2019 #53
bronxiteforever May 2019 #54
calimary May 2019 #26
Doitnow May 2019 #28
Honeycombe8 May 2019 #31
Rambling Man May 2019 #41
smirkymonkey May 2019 #45
llmart May 2019 #59
calimary May 2019 #61
MarvinGardens May 2019 #37
not fooled May 2019 #5
hlthe2b May 2019 #6
Indykatie May 2019 #9
UTUSN May 2019 #7
Iliyah May 2019 #10
MadDAsHell May 2019 #11
Iliyah May 2019 #15
LanternWaste May 2019 #47
MadDAsHell May 2019 #60
enid602 May 2019 #12
groundloop May 2019 #19
DoctorJoJo May 2019 #13
calimary May 2019 #30
SergeStorms May 2019 #34
SergeStorms May 2019 #35
uponit7771 May 2019 #40
EveHammond13 May 2019 #14
NewJeffCT May 2019 #43
KY_EnviroGuy May 2019 #16
MasonDreams May 2019 #17
DallasNE May 2019 #18
90-percent May 2019 #20
Evolve Dammit May 2019 #22
NoMoreRepugs May 2019 #23
rocktivity May 2019 #24
TeamPooka May 2019 #32
docgee May 2019 #33
global1 May 2019 #36
dlk May 2019 #38
hughee99 May 2019 #42
NewJeffCT May 2019 #44
Dan May 2019 #46
treestar May 2019 #48
Skittles May 2019 #49
Scotch-Irish May 2019 #50
hlthe2b May 2019 #52
NewJeffCT May 2019 #63
Politicub May 2019 #51
sarabelle May 2019 #55
VOX May 2019 #56
Soph0571 May 2019 #58
NewJeffCT May 2019 #62
GusBob May 2019 #64

Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 05:43 PM

1. Aw, just go ask Russia for the money . . . . .

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #1)

Sun May 12, 2019, 08:03 PM

27. Yep. Daddy will pay. Cha-ching. nt

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 05:46 PM

2. Bad Vlad will come to his whores rescue, they'll funnel plenty of funds through packs & 3rd parties

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #2)

Sun May 12, 2019, 06:09 PM

8. and thru the NRA

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Response to KaDee (Reply #8)

Mon May 13, 2019, 04:36 PM

57. I'm betting NRA won't be able to contribute much, if at all.



Now that all of the money problems have come to light.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 05:49 PM

3. The shtick no longer works

and this fraudulent scumbag is being exposed more and more by the minute -this jig is up.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 05:52 PM

4. "The 2020 Bumper Sticker Should Be: 'Same Policies, but We Promise Less Crazy'"

That is why Pence is so dangerous. He’ll pass the exact same stuff as Trump, but he carries the illusion of normality.

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Response to bearsfootball516 (Reply #4)

Sun May 12, 2019, 07:23 PM

21. They will never

The Republicans will never allow a democrat president in the whitehouse. My suspicion is they will torpedo Trump just before the election, get Pence in the Presidency and then Run Pence as their candidate. They will say to their voters, "see we saved the nation and want it turned over to a fine outstanding man that we can all agree is a fine Republican man......." and we will get all the same, but with much less daily drama.....
They can't run the risk of letting Trump/Pence lose to any Democrat.
A Democrat president and Democrat House would overcome the Republican Senate votes on everything. The Repubs in the Senate are all dirty or dirtier than Trump and they have all been pushing the Republican Agenda every day since Trump took office. The Repub Senate is merely using Trump as a diversion to do a TON of nefarious shit behind Trump's daily smokescreen.

People also need to understand that Trump is in no way smart enough to orchestrate and execute all the myriad of stuff they are doing. There is someone(s) behind the scene directing this......Has anyone heard anything from Cheney, Rumsfeld, et al since Trump got in office or even before he defeated the other Republican Presidential candidates. Do you think those corrupt individuals from "W"'s administration just rode quietly off into the sunset?????????

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #21)

Sun May 12, 2019, 07:59 PM

25. PLEASE use the word "DemocratIC" when appropriate. It is known as an

adjective. "Democrat" is NOT. Look it up. This really irks me.

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Response to Doitnow (Reply #25)

Sun May 12, 2019, 08:04 PM

29. +1. nt

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Response to Doitnow (Reply #25)

Sun May 12, 2019, 11:06 PM

39. Republicans like to use democrat as an adjective because democratic sounds too good

How can anybody be against someone who is democratic?

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Response to Doitnow (Reply #25)

Mon May 13, 2019, 04:14 PM

53. Beat me to it!

 

It reads as bad grammar and a typo!

Illiterate pricks!

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Response to Doitnow (Reply #25)

Mon May 13, 2019, 04:18 PM

54. +10000000

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #21)

Sun May 12, 2019, 08:00 PM

26. "...a democrat president..." Sorry - that just jumped out at me.

May I respectfully offer - that particular political-context usage is incorrect. And often a tip-off. I’m kinda compulsive about little details like that, which just automatically flash red lights at me. It has frequently been a giveaway that the user is not what he/she appears to be.

Always better to say “Democratic President”. Adjective (or modifier). Not a noun.

This is your fussy old schoolmarm speaking...

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Response to calimary (Reply #26)

Sun May 12, 2019, 08:04 PM

28. Thank you. Makes me wonder who they are, too.

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Response to calimary (Reply #26)

Sun May 12, 2019, 08:06 PM

31. +1. It's the DemocratIC Party. A DemocratIC President. nt

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Response to calimary (Reply #26)

Mon May 13, 2019, 07:28 AM

41. It's not fussy

it's an intentional pejorative and you are correct for pointing it out.

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Response to calimary (Reply #26)

Mon May 13, 2019, 12:05 PM

45. Hmmm, someone who uses the term "democrat president" and brings us

a downer of a message. Keep an eye on that one.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #45)

Mon May 13, 2019, 05:23 PM

59. My thoughts exactly.

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Response to llmart (Reply #59)

Tue May 14, 2019, 10:41 AM

61. It does make one wonder. Especially considering

the kinds of stealth manipulations that abounded last time. Here, too.

But I’ve gotta admit - the reaction to it here now is encouraging to see. Looks like many of us have our antennae up and our awareness sharpened, about this little detail in particular. Very small, minute, and easily buried. Kind of a stealth thing under the “I’m concerned that...” cover. Good to see people noticed it - and get what the attempted manipulation is.

I’m SERIOUSLY gratified to see that so many of us here are wise to that little tactic. It’s a very small detail, but it’s often a GREAT BIG “tell”.

Many are fooled by this effort to sow disruption and discord among Democrats.

But not here.

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #21)

Sun May 12, 2019, 10:38 PM

37. I don't like this sort of negativity.

You seem to be saying that there is no way a Democratic presidential candidate can win.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 05:52 PM

5. Hope this continues

just remember the point of those red don supporters bundling, etc. is to use $$$ to purchase ads on the teevee to convince the ignorant or delusional to vote for an idiot authoritarian who would step over them as they lie dying in the gutter.


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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 06:01 PM

6. While his conman status was not secret before the NYT expose', still why would wealthy donors

ever consider tossing him ANYTHING? Isn't there contempt in the financial world for such overt and clumsy cons?

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #6)

Sun May 12, 2019, 06:11 PM

9. Many of the Wealthiest GOP Donors Are Harmed By Trump's Draconian Policies

From immigration to tariffs their businesses are suffering from Trump's idiotic and hateful policies. Those tax cuts can't make up for all the other bad shit for the donor class.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 06:03 PM

7. An item out there sez WOMEN are leading SHTLER's donations -huh?!1

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 06:17 PM

10. There are a few

billionaires from the USA willing to give him a tons of money. But equally, there are a few billionaires from outside out of the USA, from other countries that will give tons of money. Corporate media will still cover forever stating that his base loves him.



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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 06:25 PM

11. Problem is, Drumpf was WAY outspent in 2016 and he and the Russians still took it.

 

In fact IIRC correctly, he weaponized Secretary Clinton's bigger campaign war chest as a bad thing.

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Response to MadDAsHell (Reply #11)

Sun May 12, 2019, 06:42 PM

15. By stealing it.

That is what the GOP with the help of foreign countries are planning on right now.

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Response to MadDAsHell (Reply #11)

Mon May 13, 2019, 01:20 PM

47. Weird you use the appellation "Drumf"

Weird you use the appellation "Drumf" after having argued against an "unecessary (sic) label"

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #47)

Mon May 13, 2019, 07:11 PM

60. "DrumPf" ;)

 

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 06:29 PM

12. Betsy

The ultra rich have already gotten everything they want. Why should they poney up more cash?

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Response to enid602 (Reply #12)

Sun May 12, 2019, 07:19 PM

19. BUT.... the ultra rich always want more, more, more, and then some more after that.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 06:30 PM

13. I'm Thinking His Plan Is to Grab the Campaign Funds and Flee the Scene

 

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Response to DoctorJoJo (Reply #13)

Sun May 12, 2019, 08:05 PM

30. I keep thinking that IS one of the options.

I think if he think the heat’s really on, he’s gonna try to sneak outta town under cover of darkness some night. Probably more like in an unmarked limo or some such. Out the kitchen staff’s entrance with the hallway and outside lights briefly “shorted out” or something.

There have gotta be lots of eyes on that whole compound at all times.

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Response to DoctorJoJo (Reply #13)

Sun May 12, 2019, 08:55 PM

34. He's spending all of the campaign money...

on his army of Attorneys. Really, he must have hundreds of Attorneys working for him right now, and you know he's not paying for them. His mindless cult members are, and they don't care!

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Response to DoctorJoJo (Reply #13)

Sun May 12, 2019, 08:56 PM

35. He's spending all of the campaign money...

on his army of Attorneys. Really, he must have hundreds of Attorneys working for him right now, and you know he's not paying for them. His mindless cult members are, and they don't care!

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Response to DoctorJoJo (Reply #13)

Mon May 13, 2019, 07:20 AM

40. +1

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 06:30 PM

14. I doubt this. trump has 90% GOP approval. They view him as useful bulldozer against the libs.

 

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Response to EveHammond13 (Reply #14)

Mon May 13, 2019, 10:35 AM

43. The GOP is shrinking, though

Under Trump, fewer people overall identify as GOP. Many of the Never Trump Republicans are now independents or Libertarians.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 06:50 PM

16. Global trade wars and cheating at golf have consequences.

......... ........

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 07:04 PM

17. Shirley, a destabilized economy and a destabilized political situation is bad for big business

But don't call me Shirley

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 07:09 PM

18. They Have "Only" Raised $350 Million

Cry me a river. We are still more than a year away. He could end up with well over $1 billion, smashing all previous records.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 07:21 PM

20. The root cause of the "fatigue"

is that more and more of us are aware trump is an outright TRAITOR and the only things he will do that could benefit the American people is whatever also puts money in his unseemly massive conflict of interest pockets!

And don't forget his leadership level republic co-conspirators. First order treason-weasels, and damn good at it, I must say.

-90% Jimmy

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 07:38 PM

22. That's a shame. F'in traitors. Go to Putin for your rubles.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 07:38 PM

23. Congressional hearings, NY AG investigations, SDNY investigations and more...

Just give the Mueller blueprint some time to bring more and more to full view.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 07:54 PM

24. Maybe they're worried about their donations

going toward his multi-million income tax debt...


rocktivity

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 08:16 PM

32. what happend to Trump always saying I don't need your money Im rich Ill pay for my own campaign.

a real billionaire wouldnt need their money

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 08:34 PM

33. No chance now of another yuge tax cut now the we have and will have a Democratic house.

Maybe they figure, why waste the money.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 09:12 PM

36. Classic Throwing Good Money After Bad.....nt

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Sun May 12, 2019, 10:45 PM

38. The GOP is the Party of Trump & the Only Good Thing to Come Out of His Presidency is...

Trump has shown the world, in no uncertain terms, exactly every ugly thing the GOP stands for. To say it isn’t pretty is an understatement.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 10:33 AM

42. Many of the big money donors weren't Trump guys in the first place.

This isn’t really a surprise.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 10:36 AM

44. LOL - half of Trump's cabinet has connections to Goldman Sachs

at least the original cabinet

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 01:17 PM

46. It's possible that the Donors are giving the money,

But Trump being Trump - he and his family are just stealing the cash.

My thoughts.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 01:21 PM

48. That would be good news, but we know the media will give

him tons of free airtime.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 02:19 PM

49. FUCK THEM

they're FATIGUED? That monster is DESTROYING AMERICA.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 03:20 PM

50. I'm thinking about changing parties to vote for his primary opponent

 

In the primaries. If only the republican donors would support that guy....can’t even remember his name right now, but he acts like he’s more sane than tRump.

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Response to Scotch-Irish (Reply #50)

Mon May 13, 2019, 03:41 PM

52. William Weld. He's old school Republican--waaaay back when they were not insane.

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Response to Scotch-Irish (Reply #50)

Tue May 14, 2019, 10:50 AM

63. I knew a couple of lifelong Republicans in Connecticut

that did that in 2008 to vote against Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary.

In Connecticut, the primaries are closed and if you want to change parties (D to R or vice versa) you need to do it months ahead of time. So, these guys were pre-meditated in their hate of Hillary. I think you can switch from Independent to D or R right up to primary day, but switching parties needs to be done well in advance.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 03:24 PM

51. I want to know what businesses that the remaining major donors represent

So I can be sure not to patronize them, and let them know why.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 04:19 PM

55. Since they don't pay their fair share of taxes i love it when they waste their money.

 

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 04:31 PM

56. The ONLY thing that'll make billionaires back away from 45: he's causing LO$$ES.

Every time he starts in with China tariffs, the markets take an ass-dive.

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Mon May 13, 2019, 04:52 PM

58. Sure he can use his billions to self fund....

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Response to hlthe2b (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 10:43 AM

62. There was an article a few weeks back stating the exact opposite

The Koch Brothers and other big donors were lining up to donate this time after being skeptical of Trump in 2016 and because they're happy with the tax cut scam.

So, somebody is not accurate.

Found the link:

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/04/22/trump-campaign-donors-1283459

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #62)

Tue May 14, 2019, 11:00 AM

64. Interesting

It seems as if the Politico piece was written as a projection of the upcoming event described in the Vanity Fair piece written after the event occurred. So things may have changed after the fact?

Its hard to get to the accuracy. Scare tactics always seem to be used in fund raising

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