The lame brain media are trying to make the almost non-existent corporate money donated to Donald Trump’s presidential bid as a bad thing.
As if corporate elite backing is some sort of indicator as to confidence in Mr. Trump’s policies.
Well first off, Mr. Trump for the most part self financed his primary campaign.
Mr. Trump’s main fundraising was for the Republican Party, to help fund the downstream House and Senate candidates. Lose the House and Senate, what the hell would you think Mr. Trump would be able to accomplish?
But then again during Eisenhower 2 presidential terms (8 years) 4 congressional sessions, it was only in his first 2 years he had one of the rare instances of a republican majority in both House and Senate.
It was that congressional session a exasperated Eisenhower told friends, “The particular legislators who are most often opposing Administration views are of the majority party.”
At his first weekly meeting with the Republican House and Senate leaders, less than a week after his inauguration in 1953, he tells them of his intention to redeem the pledges of the party platform and his campaign.
“To my astonishment, I discovered that some of the men in the room could not seem to understand the seriousness with which I regarded our platform’s provisions, and were amazed by my uncompromising assertion that I was going to do my best to fulfill every promise to which I had been a party.”
Thus was his presidential introduction to those he called “practical politicians” (two words he surrounded with quotation marks) “who laughed off platforms as traps to catch voters.”
This is why you MUST be aware, MUST keep informed, MUST hold their feet to the fire.
No chief executives at Fortune 100 companies have donated to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
This is a drastic difference compared to the 2012 election, when the Journal reports that nearly a third of Fortune 100 CEOs supported the then Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
19 of the nation’s largest 100 companies gave to the other Republican candidates, including Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio, during this year’s primaries. But since Trump became the GOP’s nominee, a whopping 89 out of the 100 top CEOs have not supported either presidential candidate. The remaining 11 have backed Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
In comparison, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has received twice as many donations from Fortune 100 execs than President Obama did in 2012.
More than 1,100 elite moneymen and women have collectively raised more than $113 million for Democrat Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid, according to an analysis by the Center for Public Integrity of information released this week by her campaign.
So, what does it all mean?