Donald Trump has declared war on the Republican Party and now he will have to accept the consequences of that. NBC News reports that “Two big-money donors who have given or raised tens of thousands of dollars for Donald Trump are livid at the Republican presidential nominee and are asking for their money back.”
Scoop: Major GOP Donors Are Asking Trump for Their Money Backhttps://t.co/bHO4wi7ZCS
— Leigh Ann Caldwell (@LACaldwellDC) October 12, 2016
Donald Trump thinks, having won the nomination, he can say and do anything he wants without fear of consequence. He can’t.
Said one donor in an email,
“I cannot express my disappointment enough regarding the recent events surrounding Mr. Trump.” He added, “I regret coming to the Trump support event, and in particular allowing my son to be a part of it. I respectfully request that my money be refunded.”
Though Trump campaign spokesperson Jason Miller disavows any knowledge of such requests, NBC News released a copy of the email.
Another donor called himself “mortified”:
“I can not (sic) support a sexist man. I have three young children and will not support a crude sexist man. I expect a refund of my donation. Please process immediately and I thank you for your help.”
You reap what you sow in this world, and Donald Trump, who always claimed he didn’t need anybody else’s money to win, is now about to find out is he needs their money to win.
The reality is, Trump has long depended upon the largess of others to perpetuate his lifestyle and his “self-funded” campaign. He already cannot compete with Hillary Clinton, and things just got a whole lot worse.
It is about to get real for Donald Trump, if it has not already. According to NBC News,
“Aides at four of the five super PACs backing Trump have repeatedly told NBC News that fundraising for Trump is a struggle.”
Trump’s scorched earth tactics backfired on his own campaign with the release of his sexual assault tape and his subsequent response to it. From this point on, things aren’t going to be getting any easier for Trump.
The shackles may be off, as he brags, but so is his flow of cash.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.