Then why these donations?
Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) is the recipient of $12,000 in Trump contributions, including $10,000 for his 2006 re-election campaign.
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.
Seriously? Trump has extensive holdings in real estate and casinos in both NJ and NV.
Trump has also donated to Republicans. Wealthy/successful business people and corporations are known for contributing to both parties in order to ensure that their interests are being looked out for regardless of shifting political winds. It’s as common as corruption. Trump is a professional businessman, not a professional politician. He has been playing a totally different game than your standard politicians and that is part of his appeal IMHO.