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Donald Trumpís Donations to Democrats
Patriot Update ^ | 4/13/2011

Posted on 04/13/2011 7:29:04 PM PDT by Right Wingnut 2

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In all, Trump has contributed to 96 candidates running for federal political office since the 1990 election cycle, the Center finds. Only 48 of the recipients — exactly half — were Republicans at the time they received their contribution, including ex-Gov. Charlie Crist (I-Fla.) and ex-Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.), who both of whom received their Trump contributions as Republicans.

Since the 1990 election cycle, the top 10 recipients of Trump’s political contributions number six Democrats and four Republicans. Embattled Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.), who was censured last year by his U.S. House colleagues, has received the most Trump money, totaling $24,750. The most recent contribution from Trump to Rangel was a $10,000 gift during the 2006 election cycle.

The top Republican recipient of Trump’s money is Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) who has collected $13,600 from the billionaire magnate, the second most of any politician. Trump did not contribute to McCain during the 2010 election cycle, during which the former presidential candidate was facing re-election.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has received the fourth-largest amount of Trump’s contributions, including $4,800 in the successful 2010 campaign against Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle. In total Trump has contributed $10,400 to Reid.

However, of the nearly $420,000 Trump has donated to committees, the largest recipient has been the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee with $116,000 — or more than one fourth of his total contributions to all party and political action committees.

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: comboverboy; donaldtrump; trump; trumptruthfile

1 posted on 04/13/2011 7:29:09 PM PDT by Right Wingnut 2
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To: Right Wingnut 2

Trump seems to be positioning himself to split the anti-Obama vote by grabbing some of the conservative groups, and thus guaranteeing Obama victory in 2012.

It’s an old ‘rat trick.


2 posted on 04/13/2011 7:31:26 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: Right Wingnut 2

http://www.newsmeat.com/billionaire_political_donations/Donald_Trump.php


3 posted on 04/13/2011 7:33:07 PM PDT by Netizen
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To: Right Wingnut 2

I saw the donor list earlier. Not only did he give lots of money to Democrats, but almost all of the Republicans he gave to were RINOs. Specter and Crist are typical.


4 posted on 04/13/2011 7:37:03 PM PDT by Cicero
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To: Netizen

Anthony Weiner, John Kerry, Jimmy Carter, etc, etc, etc.

Good God...


5 posted on 04/13/2011 7:37:23 PM PDT by Right Wingnut 2
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To: Right Wingnut 2

Trump is punking birthers.


6 posted on 04/13/2011 7:38:46 PM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: Right Wingnut 2

That is the sign of a very smart businessman. He bought all the politicians available for sale who would not then throw roadblocks in his path to success.

If I was running a multi-Billion dollar business, I would do exactly the same thing. And I am to the right of Attila the Hun on most issues.


7 posted on 04/13/2011 7:39:11 PM PDT by Bridge_toofar (Trump/Bachmann 2012 will finish off the Kenyan socialist for good.)
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To: Right Wingnut 2
Ah but he's a birther so none of this matters. Or someone here will find a way to explain it away...
8 posted on 04/13/2011 7:39:20 PM PDT by ejdrapes (Run Michele Run! Birthers and Palin KADs need not apply.)
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To: Fido969

I think you’re correct. It is the only way I can see Obama winning a second term, and it’s in line with his usual modus operandi of eliminating the competition. In this case diluting the competition, or peroting the competition if you will.

Trump is in bed with too many Dems to be trusted. He makes a great show, but isn’t trustworthy anymore than any other major RINO.


9 posted on 04/13/2011 7:39:29 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Fido969

Fred Robinson will have to ban threads on Trump and Romney pretty soon.


10 posted on 04/13/2011 7:41:46 PM PDT by omega4179 (Its Soetoro)
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To: Right Wingnut 2

Trump strikes me as political thermite. He’ll burn hot and bright for a very short while and in no time all that will be left of this chapter is slag.

Trump is a master of drawing attention to himself. This “political” fancy of his is no more enduring than Fred Thompson’s was.


11 posted on 04/13/2011 7:42:35 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Mod Mindy sez your feets too big...)
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To: Fido969

Just like Ross Perot! Re the Donald and the Birther issue..you all must read from The Post and Email “Is Obama Ineligibility a Side Show or the Main Event” by J.B.Williams. Look for it in Free Republic.


12 posted on 04/13/2011 7:43:32 PM PDT by firefox ((Vote Democrat...Its Easier Than Thinking!))
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To: Bridge_toofar
I have a feeling if Trump wasn't a birther people here wouldn't so easily accept this. Mitt Romney gets raked over the coals for his flip flops but it's A OK that Trump has given $$$ to Dems like Harry Reid , Chuck Schumer and Anthony Weiner? And that in 2007 he said George W Bush was the worst president ever? I'm with Mark Levin - Trump is a two trick pony. Birther and China basher.
13 posted on 04/13/2011 7:44:37 PM PDT by ejdrapes (Run Michele Run! Birthers and Palin KADs need not apply.)
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To: Right Wingnut 2

Here’s an article about Bishop Romney’s in-kind contribution to the Obama 2012 campaign:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2704236/posts

This contribution is probably worth at least a billion dollars.


14 posted on 04/13/2011 7:48:10 PM PDT by Plummz (pro-constitution, anti-corruption)
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To: Right Wingnut 2

Donating to candidates of both parties is Business 101. (yawn)


15 posted on 04/13/2011 7:48:19 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: TigersEye
Well this is one person who doesn't want a corporatist for President. And I certainly don't want someone running for the GOP nomination who has indicated they will run 3rd party if they don't get the nomination. What evidence do we have that Trump will be conservative if elected? Right now he's just saying what the base/tea party wants to hear. And throwing in a bit of populism for good measure. Don't forget back in the 90s Trump was flirting with Jesse Ventura and the reform party. Also during that time he advocated a one-time 14.25% 'wealth tax'. What the hell is conservative about that?
16 posted on 04/13/2011 7:54:26 PM PDT by ejdrapes (Run Michele Run! Birthers and Palin KADs need not apply.)
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To: ejdrapes

Yeah, that all could be. It’s just lame to make anything out of his contributions to candidates. That’s business.


17 posted on 04/13/2011 7:57:03 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: Right Wingnut 2

He also donated to Tom Coburn.

That doesn’t make him a rabid right-winger anymore than donating to Democrats makes him a leftist.

Businesses donate to both sides, often times moreso to candidates and/or parties that represent areas they have business interests in. Since most of Trump’s business interests are in NYC, Chicago, Vegas, etc...that’s what he’s gonna do.


18 posted on 04/13/2011 7:59:11 PM PDT by RockinRight (I didn't see Swedish people knocking down the World Trade Center - The Donald)
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To: Bean Counter

Except, we had to beg Fred to run.


19 posted on 04/13/2011 8:00:49 PM PDT by RockinRight (I didn't see Swedish people knocking down the World Trade Center - The Donald)
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To: ejdrapes

Like I wrote in my previous post, as a very smart businessman Trump will buy any politician available for sale. Trump is not running RNC, owes nothing to GOP. He invests his money for business success and contributing to politicians of all stripes in NY state is what he has to do to avoid boulders thrown in his path to success.

In case you have not noticed, most politicians in NY state are democrats. That is where Trump has his base operation, in NY.


20 posted on 04/13/2011 8:01:22 PM PDT by Bridge_toofar (Trump/Bachmann 2012 will finish off the Kenyan socialist for good.)
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To: ejdrapes

Like I wrote in my previous post, as a very smart businessman Trump will buy any politician available for sale. Trump is not running RNC, owes nothing to GOP. He invests his money for business success and contributing to politicians of all stripes in NY state is what he has to do to avoid boulders thrown in his path to success.

In case you have not noticed, most politicians in NY state are democrats. That is where Trump has his base operation, in NY.


21 posted on 04/13/2011 8:01:22 PM PDT by Bridge_toofar (Trump/Bachmann 2012 will finish off the Kenyan socialist for good.)
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To: ejdrapes

The wealth tax was weird, but it was coupled with an elimination of the death tax completely, if I remember right.

While I don’t agree with it, it made sense in a way. Pay less now, save more later, and brute-force the national debt out of existence.

It wouldn’t work now. Not sure it would have then either, I think people would have found ways around it.

I’d be interested in what he says about it now.


22 posted on 04/13/2011 8:03:15 PM PDT by RockinRight (I didn't see Swedish people knocking down the World Trade Center - The Donald)
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To: Fido969
This post is particularly important for all the Ross Trump Freepers who have had their long knives drawn the last two days. Donald Perot is a straw dog the dems want to split the conservative vote and money.

He is, either of his own volition or at the behest of the powers that be behind the dem party nothing but another moving target to split the conservative party. Be done with him and put your energies and efforts behind candidates we need are are REAL.

Palin/West in 2012
23 posted on 04/13/2011 8:09:08 PM PDT by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: JSteff

He supported Harry Reid over Angle. I don’t know how much more evidence they need. This is ridiculous.


24 posted on 04/13/2011 8:13:58 PM PDT by Right Wingnut 2
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To: Right Wingnut 2

Good post.


25 posted on 04/13/2011 8:17:31 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Sarah Palin is above taking the fake high road.)
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To: JSteff

Right on! Those of us who remember the Perot candidacy see too many similarities here. Even if the Donald’s intentions are pure, his independent candidacy may prove deadly.
Just imagine having the Imam in the White House for another term!
Read this article-”Is Obama Ineligibility a Side Show or the Main Event?” from The Post and Email.


26 posted on 04/13/2011 8:21:19 PM PDT by firefox ((Vote Democrat...Its Easier Than Thinking!))
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To: RockinRight

I would say you’re a leftist by default when you have no principles. This means all rinos and “moderates” are leftists. Giving to candidates of opposite ideology, though very common, is an example of the corruption of principle by politics or business.

Leftist ideology is in essence merely corruption itself. You have the marxist, socialist version of corruption and then there’s the me-centered, Donald Trump version. The two are not very different.


27 posted on 04/13/2011 8:23:29 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Sarah Palin is above taking the fake high road.)
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To: Right Wingnut 2
I don’t know how much more evidence they need.

That just shows many on FR get caught up in "Fads" and will role with a Perot type and not look behind the smoke and mirrors. My of them will still be on FR arguing for Trump right up till Obama wins.. again!

I expect many of us on this thread will still get angry mail from the Ross Trump or Donald Perot types.

Folks grow up and pay attention to the facts, not the fads. Politics is for big people, not kiddie whims.
28 posted on 04/13/2011 8:23:29 PM PDT by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: Fido969

“Trump seems to be positioning himself to split the anti-Obama vote by grabbing some of the conservative groups, and thus guaranteeing Obama victory in 2012.”

Yup!


29 posted on 04/13/2011 8:28:45 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: JSteff

Bad spelling, sorry My should be Many


30 posted on 04/13/2011 8:29:31 PM PDT by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: bk1000

One of many.


31 posted on 04/13/2011 8:41:55 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Right Wingnut 2
Has Trump benefited directly from TARP? The reason I ask is that it seems a lot of taxpayer money was used to buy troubled loans and he is rumored to have some troubled properties.

This thread goes into how TARP was used to unload bad loans on the American taxpayer.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2703579/posts

32 posted on 04/13/2011 8:44:25 PM PDT by fso301
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To: ejdrapes

I’m really shocked at how many Freepers, that should know better, have made him some kind of political ideal for no other reason other than he’s a birther. And all other prospective candidates, including ones they were enamored with a few months back are now yesterdays news and have been tossed aside. These Trumpsters for lack of a better word, will follow him now to the ends of the earth or until it becomes clear that he’s not going to run - and that he has taken them all for a ride.


33 posted on 04/13/2011 9:07:59 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Bridge_toofar

There is no trusting Trump. Ever. And you are still a newbie. A plant to push Trump?


34 posted on 04/13/2011 9:09:16 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: JSteff

Thank you J. We’ve got to stop this ASAP. I hear he’s addressing a Tea Party in Fla? Any way we can contact that Tea Party and tell them to refudiate this clown?


35 posted on 04/13/2011 9:11:30 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: WVNan
It's been awhile since we heard from the Ron Paul bunch here. I'm wondering if they just changed hats and are just up to the same tactics used when flooding FR with Paul stuff. Or worse, maybe even Larouchers. I wouldn’t put it past them.
36 posted on 04/13/2011 9:15:10 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: NavyCanDo

There is so much underhanded stuff going down now, it’s getting almost impossible to sort out the truth. The one thing I know for sure, Sarah Palin is a true blue conservative and she has earned the right to lead this country back to sanity. This Trump thing is downright embarrassing because all he had to do was start pretending to be a birther (which is the insulting term the left uses for conservatives) and some folks grab onto him like he’s the lifeline. The b*****d in our White House knows how to destroy his enemies. Are we stupid enough to fall for it?


37 posted on 04/13/2011 9:22:11 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: WVNan
Any way we can contact that Tea Party and tell them to refudiate this clown?

It does not matter, as there a number who will vote for him or not vote at all. They are carried away and there is no going back.

They are like some middle age man who is already hooked by some Russian email love and really believe he is it for them. They are already hooked and for them it is a repudiation of their manhood, and they thought common sense.

They are done to the conservative party as voters already. It is just life.
38 posted on 04/13/2011 9:23:37 PM PDT by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: Bridge_toofar
That is the sign of a very smart businessman. He bought all the politicians available for sale who would not then throw roadblocks in his path to success.

Agree with ya. Very few businesses donate only to members of one party. Trump merely did what seemed best for his businesses. This is much ado about nothing.

39 posted on 04/13/2011 9:36:12 PM PDT by freespirited (Truth is the new hate speech. -- Pamela Geller)
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To: WVNan

LMAO are you sure you can read minds of other people?


40 posted on 04/13/2011 10:58:13 PM PDT by Bridge_toofar (Trump/Bachmann 2012 will finish off the Kenyan socialist for good.)
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To: freespirited

Of course it is much ado about nothing. You take it with a grain of salt because there are some here who want ONLY their candidate or bust. So if you are backing any other candidate, they get bent out of shape. It is called character assassination, Mud slinging, Going against Reagan’s 11th, take your pick.

I am for any one who wants to run throw their hat in the ring, and have a good debate and let the best man/woman win. Digging up phony junk on anyone who wants to run in the primaries will only help the Kenyan Socialist in WH.


41 posted on 04/13/2011 11:08:32 PM PDT by Bridge_toofar (Trump/Bachmann 2012 will finish off the Kenyan socialist for good.)
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To: Bridge_toofar

I agree with you given the march toward socialism that America’s been heading in for a while. Putting all of one’s eggs in the basket of capitalism is foolhardy for those who need to wheel and deal with a massive, controlling government. Does Trump have any desire to roll that back? Dunno. Doubtful.

I’d also say that the GOP’s donations to Democrats have been even greater than Trump’s by way of “bi-partisan compromise.”


42 posted on 04/13/2011 11:13:29 PM PDT by Nickname
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To: Fido969

I’m not so sure that’s what he’s after...to split the party...What I do know is there are plenty here on FR who will watch and see how this begins to pan out as he moves along.

Personally I love his taking aim at Obama...enjoying that a lot....shaking up Obamas team is always a good thing..and he just may be stepping out now to confound the Democrates...they have no play room in who’s repreenting the democrates...we all know Bo will run now...but Republicans can play with their heads on who might or not run...and the show is interesting and fun right now.


43 posted on 04/13/2011 11:18:18 PM PDT by caww
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To: freespirited
Trump merely did what seemed best for his businesses. This is much ado about nothing.

Yep, I agree..and further I suspect those he's done business with will also be torched with a burner by some....but if you even look at REagan he had some associations that were questionable...so that's not enough for me to put down a candidate...but it's going to be a fun year with Trump Trumping thru it!

44 posted on 04/13/2011 11:21:44 PM PDT by caww
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To: Bridge_toofar
If I was running a multi-Billion dollar business, I would do exactly the same thing.

In other words, he will do what's necessary for his own personal success, irrespective of the collateral damage to America resulting from all those Rats being elected.

45 posted on 04/14/2011 8:49:36 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (Birth Certificate Derangement Syndrome - have you been tested??)
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To: JSteff
The problem is that a Freeper who is sufficiently consumed by Birth Certificate Derangement Syndrome is simply incapable of recognizing any flaws in a public figure who appears to share his obsession.

God knows what we would have seen here on FR if Charlie Sheen had started attacking Obama on the BC.

46 posted on 04/14/2011 8:53:15 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (Birth Certificate Derangement Syndrome - have you been tested??)
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To: Notary Sojac

Why would he want to demolish his business success by acting stupid? He employs thousands of people. He operates in NY state where republicans are as rare as budget surpluses in Washington DC. NY is loaded with democrats who must be bought off to stop them from throwing hurdles in his path.

And do you seriously believe the pittance he gave to all the politicians has make or break effect on any of them? If yes, sign up for Logic101 asap.

And finally, Trump does not owe the GOP anything. He has received not a penny from RNC or any other source. He is beholden to no special interests. Can you name one politician currently in the race who has not received cash from some special interest? Trump is contemplating a run for president because he says he does not want the country go the way of PIGS (Portugal, Ireland, Greece & Spain), not because of cash infusion from special interests.


47 posted on 04/14/2011 10:10:21 AM PDT by Bridge_toofar (Trump/Bachmann 2012 will finish off the Kenyan socialist for good.)
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To: Bridge_toofar
He has received not a penny from RNC or any other source. He is beholden to no special interests.

and you know that how? Perhaps you are privy to all of his personal finances and his financial records?

48 posted on 04/14/2011 1:16:23 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: WVNan

Common sense trumps googling!

A person who has NEVER contested for any office on republican ticket does not get funded by the RNC.


49 posted on 04/14/2011 2:30:02 PM PDT by Bridge_toofar (Trump/Bachmann 2012 will finish off the Kenyan socialist for good.)
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