Election 2016

GOP Donors Are Asking for Their Money Back. Again.

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

A wave of GOP donors began asking for their money back after unused footage from Access Hollywood showed Trump bragging about sexual assault, but that was last week's news.

This week's news is an increasing number of women coming forward to confirm that Trump did assault them and GOP donors are asking for their money back if the RNC doesn't cut ties with Trump.

“At some point, you have to look in the mirror and recognize that you cannot possibly justify support for Trump to your children — especially your daughters,” said David Humphreys, a Missouri business executive who contributed more than $2.5 million to Republicans from the 2012 campaign cycle through this spring and opposed Mr. Trump’s bid from the outset.

Bruce Kovner, a New York investor and philanthropist who with his wife has given $2.7 million to Republicans over the same period, was just as blunt. “He is a dangerous demagogue completely unsuited to the responsibilities of a United States president,” Mr. Kovner wrote in an email, referring to Mr. Trump.

This is the price you pay for donating to a Republican party that enabled and nominated Trump under the incompetence of professional toady Reince Priebus.

As I was typing this, Trump started speaking at a rally in North Carolina where he denied sexually assaulting one woman because she's too ugly.

TRUMP: Believe me, she would not be my first choice, that I can tell you. That would not be my first choice.

Two more women came forward today to say that Trump assaulted them. Former model Kristin Anderson says Trump stuck his hand up her skirt at a nightclub in the early 1990s. Former Apprentance contestant Summer Zervos says Trump forced himself on her during the 5th season of The Apprentice.

I expect to see another round of donors asking for their money back next week.

  • ninjaf

    He continually refers to women as “that” and “it.” What other proof do people need that he does not see women as human beings?

  • Christopher Foxx

    At some point, you have to look in the mirror and recognize that you cannot possibly justify support for Trump to your children

    That point was the day Trump declared his candidacy.

    These people aren’t bothered by Trump. They knew exactly what he was when they made their donations. They saw the package. They examined the package. They approved of the package. They bought the package. They don’t get to now claim “Oh, that’s not what I ordered.”

    These people aren’t bothered by Trump. What they’re bothered by is that they screwed up and they firmly believe that people like them should never have to pay for their mistakes. If their business fail, they want a taxpayer bailout. If their political contributions don’t work out, they want a refund.

  • muselet

    Barack Obama on Thursday:

    “Don’t act like this started with Donald Trump,” Obama told state Democrats at their annual dinner. “He did take it to a whole new level, I’ve got to give him credit. But he didn’t come out of nowhere.”


    “They don’t get credit for, at the very last minute, when finally the guy that they nominated and they endorsed and they supported is caught on tape saying things that no decent person would even think, much less say, much less brag about, much less laugh about or joke about, much less act on,” Obama said at the dinner.

    “You can’t wait until that finally happens and then say, ‘Oh, that’s too much, that’s enough,’ and think that somehow you are showing any kind of leadership and deserve to be elected to the United States Senate,” he continued. “You don’t get points for that. In fact, I’m more forgiving of the people who actually believe it than the people who know better and stood silently by out of political expediency.”


    “You claim the mantle of the party of family values and this is the guy you nominate?”

    He was talking about R candidates, but the same can be said about R donors.


  • swift_4

    One woman comes out and he can say she’s a liar and a Democrat plant. Two or three come out, maybe the Democrats managed to get a few more. But they’re all coming out now. It will probably be dozens by the time it’s done. And no more will anyone believe him and they’ll see him for the criminal he is.

    We call that The Full Cosby.

  • Aynwrong

    The last time this blog posted about this myself and at least two others all used the same phrase to express the same sentiment towards wealthy Trump donors who now feel burned. To reiterate:

    SUCK IT!!!

  • Here, here. I have no sympathy for these people.

  • Badgerite

    Here’s the tell. Whenever he says, “Believe me”……….. he’s lying.

    • ninjaf

      That was basically what Kaine was saying at the Democratic Convention, and people mocked him for doing a bad Trump impression. His message was strong but, sadly, I think people just missed it.

      • Badgerite

        Think you’re right. I like Kaine a lot. Look forward to him getting more exposure.

  • gescove

    Oh, boo-hoo. Serves these mooks right for only now coming to the realization that they were throwing $2.5 mil each away. More evidence (do we need more?) that intelligence is no gauge for the likelihood of wealth.