Skip to comments.Donald Trump's dished dollars to Clinton, Rangel, Kerry, Reid, Lautenberg, Schumer and more Dems
Posted on 04/17/2011 7:51:33 AM PDT by jimbo123
Tea Party darling and "birther" blowhard Donald Trump hasn't always put his money where his mouth is: The Donald has splashed campaign cash on a "Who's Who" who's who of liberal pols.
Trump shot to the top of GOP presidential polls by embracing debunked conspiracies about President Obama's birthplace but he repeatedly has opened his fat checkbook for a slew of Democratic stars, a review by the Center for Responsive Politics found.
The all-time apple of Trump's eye is beleaguered Harlem Rep. Charlie Rangel, the once powerful once-powerful ex-head of the tax-writing Ways & Means Committee and a GOP bogeyman.
The casino king has pumped $24,750 into Rangel's war chest.
New York's Democratic senators also have pocketed payouts from Trump.
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He is trying to split the Republican vote so as to re-elect The Won.
Upset about losing revenue, too bad he hadn’t figured that out sooner...
Donald Trump is a businessman. You have to “grease” the local polititicans to get your permits passed to build. Nothing out of the ordinary here. This is a non-issue.
Mrs. Submareener and I have been reading some of Donald Trumps books. “Think BIG and Kick Ass in Business and Life” is a good one to start with. It is on Kindle. I think everyone who had “no intention of voting for Trump”, should read this book. He wrote it with Bill Zanker, who started and runs “The Learning Annex”. Note: when Trump writes a book with someone, he actually gives them credit. After you read this book, you will better understand what his “game” is. Donald Trump may just be the exact person that America needs at this time in history.
Agree. If you are doing business in NYC or Chicago, there aren’t any Republicans to donate to.
Even if he donated to adolf hitler, look what he is doing now. None of our GOP altar boys ever dared to mention the problems with our president’s past. He’s not running for pres yet, but he’s trying to get rid of usurper obama; let’s not stop him, please.
Are you seriously claiming that the Donald had to donate to Kerry to get local permits?
How about his $50,000 donation to Rahm for Chicago mayor?
That spin don't hunt. Trump is a NE liberal at heart. Not a conservative.
I agree, Trump knows how to work with his enemies to get what he wants, it’s that whole “Keep your friends close, but your enemies even closer” thing. Being an ideological purist is all well and good, but you need somebody who knows how to play the game.
So, Harry Reid getting re-elected another non-issue too?
He is the darling of the Tea Party? Huh?
It’s call the “schmeer.”
Part of the cost of doing business.
Well, I'm sold.
Then why has he made NO contributions to conservatives? McCain is about as far right as anyone Trump has contributed to and McCain is no conservative.
I agree. The one thing this buffoon has done well is put obama on the hot seat over his “BC”. Has McCain apologized for this yet?
OK, maybe he’s not really a good guy. But right now, he’s showing the good guys (actually good girl: Palin), how they (she) should be relentlessly attacking the Marxists.
Ideological purist? Cut me a break. Trump is pro-choice, pro-gun control and has come out in favor of nationalized health care. Just for starters
Whenever I see someone raise the label of ideological purity to slam critics, it is usually in defense of a candidate who is nowhere near being conservative. We saw it with Rudy and we saw it with Mitt. And now we are seeing it with Trump - and for the exact same reason.
Could be. Give that man a cigar!
Every person named there makes me sick.
Top of the list is either Clinton or Schumer.
I'll have to go with 'Mr. Treason', BJ Clinton.
| Countdown until Obama leaves Office: 643 days as of April 17, 2011.
I think what happened in 2008 was a coup. He and his Marxists and Maoists and all the other scum he has collected around him are foreign to everything this country stands for. Are we're headed for another sickening 4 years under this narcissistic fraud?
Zer0 knows what he is doing, and he is having a great time doing it. The game played by the Marxists is war where the end justifies the means. No matter how it's dressed up, his budget is an assault on America's freedom. We know that's his intent.
Winning rule in 2012: Direct political attack on Obama!
Ladies and gentlemen, Obama is America's first communist president.
We The People are awake. We will no longer be misled by office-holding criminals. We will not elect a one-trick circus-clown president or RINOs again to office in 2012.
The only question is, "who's the dope?"
In this case, I think it's the people buying the idea that Donald Trump is presidential material.
Having a big mouth and telling obvious things even if others are gutless to tell it is not enough to me. I think there is a room for suspicion towards him.
The mighty has fallen too low if acting like Trump does is enough to dominate a political landscape in America.
Trump’s donations are a mixed bag...he gave money to Reagan in 1984 primary, for example, but gave money to Carter in 1979.He gave money to Strom Thurmond, but also gave money to Major Owens. A role as kingmaker, or influence peddler? ... magritte
Why is the Obama-loving NYDN running this hit piece on Trump? Because Trump is scoring body blows to Zero and they want it to stop.
OK, maybe hes not really a good guy. But right now, hes showing the good guys (actually good girl: Palin), how they (she) should be relentlessly attacking the Marxists.
Palin doesn’t need him to show her how to attack. In case you’ve been asleep since August 29, 2008, Palin has been attacking Obama non-stop since then.
If anything, Trump is following in Palin’s footsteps.
I wish I understood Trump’s game. Is he a stalking horse for the Kenyan and the Rats? Another Perot? Are the liberals trashing him in the press just a tactic to help build his credibility in order to split the GOP and Independents?”
Nor really hard to understand. Trump has business with Soros. He has even duped many freepers. We are screwed.
Hmmmmm... A billionaire businessman from New York surrounded by Dems. What’s he to do to ensure they keep out of his business? Well, throw them chump change to keep Charlie happy because old Charlie thinks he’s getting some big bucks out of the capitalist.
You hit the nail on the head. Trump is a business man, and....a good one at that!!! As for him fronting Obama, forget it. Trump is like the “Pearl Harbor” attack. He has awoken the sleeping giant within America. Rather than fronting for Obama, he has awoken theAmerican public and voters to the immense, dark dangers facing America. Only Palin, Bachman & Cain have done like actions. the rest of the Republican POTUS wannabees are frightened RINOs or political deadbeats with no spine or determination to throw Obama and his cronies out of office. Governor Walker of Wisconsin, has the backbone and...he has won. His actions and strength have set the public service unions back on their heels and exposed the low life power brokers they are, just like Obama is. if the rank and file union members had any brains at all, they would send their leadership down the flushing toilet and replace them with leaders that care about the rank and file, job security, continuing success working with management for growth, success and individual recognition of excellence. that is what a good labor union is, period (win/win for both management & labor). Onward, Donald!!!! Game on, Palin!!! Hats off to you, Mr. Cain & Bachmann, go et ‘em, girl!!!!
Oh? So it’s ok to sacrifice integrity for political and business expediency? That’s an admirable character trait for a President. How do you explain his donation to Harry Reid?
I challenge you to find another conservative who has consistently contributed to liberals as much as Donald has.
100% spot on. And no contribution to Tea Party candidates either.
I don’t trust greasers.
Trump needs to run as a ‘rat candidate.
Come ON people, wake up!
All of the above. Kick him to the curb and fast!
He is doing some things a true Republican should be doing but he’s
not doing it for a good reason.
Shill or stooge, who cares as long as he flushes out the Kenyan? Sarah´s gonna be the candidate anyway.
Right now, Obama’s poll numbers are abysmal against:
6. Married Women with children
For all intents and purposes, Obama is not re-electable and he knows it and the Democrat party overlords know it too.
Hitlery isn’t going run, either. She’s wants to get the hell out and settle down with Huma.
This Trump thing appears to be a Soros deal to me, with Trump as as Trojan Horse to infiltrate the GOP and Tea Party.
You are correct. He's trying to draw the TP attention to himself.
Donald Trump’s major field of endeavor as a businessman was real estate. The politicians in his almost totally Dem city of New York City, and any other NY pol, can be either major impediments to his real estate empire or at least neutral if not positive. Trump is a smart man. He contributed to grease the skids or at least not have his business empire attacked and/or ruined. Bank financiers and other CEO’s of large businesses do the same thing because and they are constantly giving to both sides because they never know when the worm will turn and a different political Party is suddenly in control. You would be an idiot, if you want to survive in big business to do otherwise. Especially if you have a high profile business. For example, look what trouble Walmart has had constantly by pols and interest groups trying to do them harm. Considering that, I find it quite brave of Trump to come out now with what I believe he truly in his gut feels are in his nation’s interests. He knows that he will be attacked from all sides, including by many Freepers, and yet he has come out publicly with stated conservative positions on the future of capitalism, trade issues, border issues, abortion, gay marriage (dosn’t want it), etc. Trump is getting flak from everywhere, yet he is persisting. I admire the man. He’s going where few are willing to go, in spite of the slings and arrows thrown his way.
And for those of you who want to make some kind of Trojan Horse out of Trump, just start watching some of the Dem propaganda stations on TV and the MSM in the print. They are in the process of trying to ruin this man big time. I’m watching while typing this, Reliable Sources on CNN as they are trying their best to destroy Trump’s reputation. I’d take Trump over most lily livered limp wristed candidates out there, many in the Pub Party. Let Trump do what Trump is doing best right now, being vocal and speaking to issues where few others are willing to go.
Don’t understand Trump?
He’s a philosophical conservative but also a tremedously successful businessman that must negotiate the liberal waters to succeed.
It’s called BUSINESS.
He is savvy...he knows where the powerbrokers are.
He plays the game...he has never been a politico, now he might be. But that’s why he is fresh.
What you should be acutely aware of is the counter offensive going on with the liberal establishment in touting these dem contributions over and over—they want more than anything for conservatives to become aghast in moral outrage and turn a deaf ear to Trump.
They know that conservatives, with their purist litmus tests are very easily played.
They have used our pollyanna sensibilities, ie, WE CONSERVATIVES (puffed up chests) can NEVER stoop so low as to manipulate, we must ALWAYS show our cards and be forthright yada, yada—and they’ve nailed us over and over.
It’s like expecting the Taliban to engage in some kind of code of honor.
Like it or not, it is a vicious dog eat dog world out there.
How about we play savvy for once?
He is a successful businessman, wheeler-dealer, and promoter. He is also a loyal American and a generous philanthropist. His current situation will end up serving one or more of those aspects. Other than that it is anybody’s guess.
Who cares what his angle is? He’s a lying liberal scammer. That’s all anyone needs to know. He’ s entertaining. He’s also a joke. And anyone who falls for it should be ashamed.