Skip to comments.Trumpís Political Donations Are Left-Leaning
Posted on 04/07/2011 10:35:52 AM PDT by arista
Donald Trump may be talking a game the Tea Party activists embarce, such as consistently questioning President Obamas American birth of late, but an analysis of his political donations since 1989 show a distinct support of the Deomcratic Party that may not go over well should Trump be serious about running for the Republican Party nomination for President.
Before 2010, when we could infer he was less serious about running for the Republican nomination, 59% of his political donations were to Democrats.
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The so-called polls that show him being a Tea Party favorite are more than suspect - they are complete BS. I wouldn’t buy that story for a quarter if I got 24 cents change!
“Don’t pay attention to Donald Trump and his birth certificate concerns! He’s crazy! He’s bad! He pals around with the Left and the Political Establishment! You know you can’t trust those people!” [/rant from the Left and the Political Establishment]
There seems to be a sudden flurry of articles today portraying Trump as a left-leaning liberal. They all seem designed to cause Tea Party members to have second thoughts about Trump.
IMHO, Trump’s birth certificate investigation is getting some people nervous (in both parties). They tried laughing at him and that didn’t work. It seems the next tactic is to paint him as a liberal.
I’m not a Trump supporter, but I give him credit for being willing to go where others fear to tread.
In New York, if you don’t give money to the democrats and the unions, you don’t do business.
Then he is probably the best candidate to beat Obama. He would garner all the independent voters and many democrats. However, if the republicans win the Senate in addition to keeping the House, the Tea Party agenda will probably be successful, because Trump will have to go along with it to stay in office. Go ahead—I’m wearing my flame-retardant suit.
He's trying to expose Barry, and pretending to run for President gives him the platform he needs to give his opinions on Barry's eligibility a national forum.
An Orly Taitz can't do that.
A Donald Trump can.
No flame from me...
For someone like Trump, my guess is political donations are more like a business expense rather than an expression of political ideology.
I could post a half dozen Trump quotes here as if they were my own opinion, and I’d get the zot within an hour. Trump is a conservative like I’m a ballerina.
I think they call it protection money.
He’s not my choice, but I’d vote for any republican who can beat Obama in 2012.
Trump is Manchurian Candidate #2. You know who #1 was.
We need a “Trump Truth File” asap.
I'll withhold my opinion on Trump until I see more. Just my opinion.
I see little reason to trust him, though.
It’s called taking care of business. I won’t hold it against him; mind you, I do want him to come out and emphatically confirm his policy on the primary conservative issues. I have a pretty good idea of where he stands but I want I want him to look us in the eyes and make promises about the things that are important to us. His willingness to take on the birth certificate issue speaks volumes about who he is IMO. It’s early yet though. The debates are coming. Anything can happen.
You are absolutely correct. He is a businessman, and his businesses are around the world, but mostly in NY, Chicago, etc. When he had the casinos, it was NJ.
You have no choice but to donate (business reasons) to democrats if you want to keep your business interests going. Not right, but that is the way it is.
Trump took out ads years ago in major newspapers warning America about the loss of jobs and economic activity due to NAFTA and other anti US policies. He does know what he is doing.
I say we give him the benefit of the doubt until we learn more about his ideas for this country. He might just surprise us....
Nobody will push the US around anymore if Trump is President I can guarantee that!
You know I had that same nightmarish thought out of the blue this morning.
TRUMP can easily carry NY, NJ, and FL (due to all the retired N’yorkers there)
A Republican cannot esily win NY and NJ, two very rich electoral states. Just running under the Republican ticket would give you Texas automatically.
It would be extremely hard for Obama to win re-election without Texas, Fl, NY, and NJ.
I agree with you.
A lot of the conservatives here who believe in ideological purity from the minute you are born to the day you die must have never heard of Ronald Reagan, who was a Democrat until 1962. He went from a Kennedy Democrat to a Goldwater Republican in a few short years.
Or how about Frank Sinatra, who was a Democrat most of his early life, then became a hard core Republican in his later years.
The fact is Donald Trump is the only pro-American person running for president. Even the most conservative Republicans thinking of running are globalists, except maybe Herman Cain.
Radpolis, you know, I even forgot about that... excellent point.
Many hard core Conservatives were once Democrats... myself included. I changed fast after I became a business owner....
Trump is the only TRUE PRO AMERICAN candidate if he runs...
The primary season will tell us more about him...
...and likely PA.
I have looked at his political contributions and he has given far too much to Rats to make me comfortable. He says it was all just business, but when you give to politicians, especially Rat politicians, you expect something in return, usually corporate welfare.
My thoughts also, I have been telling all those who are yelling Trump that he may another Ross Perot.
Of course you expect something in return..... that is what American Business and Politics has come to...it may not be right, but that is the way it is.
The question is, Is Trump right for the time? I think he just might be?
Perot AND Trump are deal brokers.
Say what you want about Trump. He does seem to be one of very few pubbies who have the cajones to go face to face with the messiah. Romney, Gingrich, Pawlenty, Mitch don’t light too many fires. Maybe DeMint, Barbour, Palin or Bachmann. The country would be alot better off with a guy like Trump, than with the messiah and his band of thugs.
At least he has guts. I am so tired of namby pamby politicians who are afraid to confront the issues that this country is facing. He is calling it as he sees it and will crack heads if elected.
I am sick of nothing getting done, government growing out of control, my tax dollars going to public sector unions who elect Dems. ARRGGGH! We are losing our country day by day to illegals, the Chinese, and islamists. I am tired of one issue voters who would give us a wuss like Huckabee while he plays pansy foot with illegal kids and cop killers. GWB was loved by the social conservatives but as far as anything else he sucked.
Enough Freepers have fallen for Trump to make me think the poll results may be credible—and that he may be a real threat to the GOP, however fun his birther talk may be.
Bill Oreily: Does America have a Muslim problem?
Donald Trump:Absolutely, absolutely I dont notice Swedish people knocking down the World Trade Center,
That took cojones. LOL