President Trump is already making moves to run for president again in 2024. But it looks like the GOP’s biggest donors aren’t too keen on supporting his campaign this time around. In fact, many of them have already said they’re not willing to donate to his 2024 run. Here’s a look at why some of the party’s biggest megadonors are ditching Trump this time around.

The reason many GOP donors are snubbing Trump’s 2024 campaign has everything to do with his supposed involvement in the January 6th incident at the US Capitol. While Trump has denied any responsibility for the riot, telling supporters that they were “stealing our country” and urging them to “fight like h-ll,” many in the party believe that his rhetoric played a role in inciting the violence. It didn’t, but that’s what they think anyway. As a result, they’re not willing to support his candidacy this time around.

In addition, some donors are concerned about Trump’s ability to win in 2024. After all, he did lose the 2020 election by nearly 7 million votes (supposedly). And while Trump has said he would “100 percent” run again if he thought he could win, many in the GOP aren’t so sure he can deliver on that promise.

The New York Post reported,

Billionaire cosmetics heir Ronald Lauder “has no plans to support Trump,” his spokesman told The Post Wednesday.

Lauder, 78, contributed just under $100,000 to the Republican National Committee when it was backing the 76-year-old Trump’s reelection effort in 2019, according to the website OpenSecrets. He also donated $2,700 directly to Trump in November 2017, the maximum allowed at the time under federal law.

Lauder’s spokesman did not say whom he might back in 2024, but OpenSecrets also indicates that the billionaire gave $200,000 to DeSantis’ first gubernatorial campaign in 2018. Official Florida campaign finance records also show Lauder gave another $10,000 to the Friends of Ron DeSantis PAC in July of 2021.

Lauder’s rejection of the 45th president comes after two more New York-based billionaires, metal mogul Andy Sabin and private equity CEO Stephen Schwarzman, spoke out against Trump.

“I wouldn’t give him a f—ing nickel,” Sabin told The Post Wednesday, the day after Trump launched his third consecutive presidential campaign at Mar-a-Lago. “What I’m telling you is what most people I know think but are afraid to say … I don’t really give a s—. Trump does nothing to help my life. My businesses couldn’t be better without Trump.”

“He’s not a good person. He could be helpful but it’s all about him,” Sabin said of Trump. “It’s time for the party to move on, to the [Virginia Gov. Glenn] Youngkins and [Senator] Tim Scott, let them transform the party into what it should be.”

People give me flack because I say that support is waning, but I’m confident in my assertion. I know that he still has support out there and a lot of it. All I’m saying is that there are definitely signs that he’s not going to do as well this go around as he did in 2020. If I’m wrong about that, then I’ll own up to it, but I’m just calling it like I see it.

It’s still super early in the 2024 presidential race, but already it looks like President Trump may have a hard time winning over some of the GOP’s biggest megadonors. Only time will tell if Trump can win them over—but it looks like he’ll have an uphill battle ahead of him.

Daniel

Daniel is a conservative syndicated opinion writer and amateur theologian. He writes about topics of politics, culture, freedom, and faith.

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  • If you get rid of the corrupt machines and the corrupt people involved, the decision would be up to the voter. There is no reason to involve political parties . No one has to be a party member to cast a vote. The main thing parties do is gather the shady characters together to cut deals that favor them . If parties were dissolved tomorrow, there would be less turmoil and corruption and baiting of one side against the other. The other benefit would be to return the power of selecting candidates to the state legislatures who the people control . As it stands now, the parties decide who the voters get to vote for.

  • the candidates represent the party more than those they represent. in the end, it’s about power and not country, state or individual.

  • After at least FIVE different investigations, The Swamp hasn’t produced one crime that DJT did! They have shown crimes committed by/for DIMMs: perjury, doctoring documents, collusion with foreign agents!

  • OH REALLY —– WELL THE BACK STABBERS ARE THE ONES WHO ARE GOING TO LOSE BIG TIME – COUNT ON IT. YOU HURT TRUMP AND YOU WILL HURT YOURSELF——– COUNT ON IT. YOU FORGET WHO IS IN CHARGE OF THIS WORLD. YOU SCUMBAGS HAVE ALOT TO LEARN. WHERE WE PATRIOTS KNOW EXACTLY WHO IS IN CHARGE.—– YOU MADE A BIG MISTAKE AND NOW HE KNOWS WHO WE ARE FIGHTING. THANKS FOR LETTING US KNOW YOU CREEPS.

  • It’s quite obvious to me that these rich elite morons haven’t yet realized all that Trump did for the American people, including blacks, latinos and our whole economy. I don’t think there’s anyone else that understands our financial situation and bad communist policies better than he, and did an excellent job while he had all democrats, all media, all hollywood elites, and all RINOs hounding him for 5 years. Remember, MOST of these imbeciles liked Trump…..until he ran for president against Kankles (Hillary).

  • Their all still believing the fake January 6th bullshit even though it’s been proven that Pelosi and McConnell staged the whole thing along with piglosi’s daughter and Son filming inside and out with the fake Media News on scene.
    Only the paid off idiots will go along with the Communist Democrats where the lies are the truth and the truth is lies.
    How stupid do they think we are.?
    Trump don’t need you, he’ll still win.

  • Nearly every Republican Candidate that contacted me was being blown out by Democrats money and the lack of money was mentioned more than once in the “Why’d we lose” discussions. Seems to me that our donors weren’t as generous as they normally are or they just didn’t like the candidates. Perhaps our upper leadership just isn’t as good at fund raising as Nancy Pelosi? Maybe we should ask them?

  • Funds or no funds, we all know Trump is the ONLY person who can fix America and I am still voting for him in 2024 like we all should!

  • Republicans are damn idiots and are just as bad as democrats. President Trump is the only one that would make all the right changes that would save our country. Not one of the republicans dreaming of becoming president have the balls to fight the corrupt communist democrat regime. Go ahead do nothing republicans, screw the country like you always do and play bully to the only President that followed up on every promise and made our country stronger and more powerful than we’ve been since right after WWII.

  • I could care less what Lauder thinks. We don’t need his type of trash nor that of the RINOs who’ve been useless for decades.

  • Here’s the thing. Trump is not Jesus or our savior. He is a business man who has been treated very badly for simply tying to bring this country back to a Free Republic. He has great ideas but he also is not the sharpest person when it comes to getting played constantly. I’m very hopeful that Ron DeSantis will run for POTUS in 2024 and have all confidence that he will not only when the primary, but slaughter whatever Marxist pos is running against him in the general.

    For all of you that claim “Trump is the only one who can fix this mess”, you are fooling yourselves. Trump is a BIG part of the mess we have now. If he would have checked his narcissism during the run up to the 2020 election there would have been no way he would have lost no matter how badly the Democrats and RINOS cheated.

  • We the People will decide in the primaries, the Republican Party better watch their step or millions of us may just not vote! Let the Democrats finish destroying the Country they will have plenty of help from the RINO’s.
    I am curious as to why this A-hole feels his business is better without Trump, what is his “business” besides kissing RINO’s and Democrats asses?

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