Big GOP donors are wary of Donald Trump as his gaffes and incendiary rhetoric show no sign of letting up as the presumptive party nominee barrels toward the general election.
According to a report in The Guardian published Friday, the Republican donors and Super PAC support Trump once so ostentatiously rebuffed are coming around to the Trump. The candidate, who has made his self-funded campaign one of the hallmarks of his pitch, has changed his mind about accepting financial support following reports that Hillary Clinton currently has way more cash on hand.
The Guardian‘s Peter Stone reports:
“He’s got to learn not to put his foot in his mouth,” said Stan Hubbard, a billionaire broadcaster who has donated $100,000 to the pro-Trump Great America Pac. “He needs a clearer message without name-calling.” Hubbard also called Trump’s recent trip to Scotland – where he was criticized for hailing the plunge in the pound post-Brexit as good for his golf course there – a mistake. “He should have let his kids do it.”
One GOP donor, Michael Epstein, said he was going to “hold his nose and pray,” though he also added: “I’m less and less hopeful. He can’t get out of his own way. He’s going to have to demonstrate more presidential behavior. They’re behind the eight ball and they’ve got to move fast.”
[h/t The Guardian]
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