Yep, that’s right, the guy who’s sooooo rich and sooooo principled that he couldn’t possibly be bought like the other politicians is getting ready to sell himself to the highest bidders, reports Julie Bykowicz.
Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, recently hired a national finance chairman, scheduled his first fundraiser and is on the cusp of signing a deal with the Republican Party that would enable him to solicit donations of more than $300,000 apiece from supporters.
His money-raising begins right away.
The still-forming finance team is planning a dialing-for-dollars event on the fifth floor of Trump Tower in New York, and the campaign is at work on a fundraising website focused on small donations. In addition to a May 25 fundraiser at the Los Angeles home of real estate developer Tom Barrack, he'll hold another soon thereafter in New York.
Why now? Poor Donald’s suffering from sticker shock. The price tag of a general election can end up being around a billion dollars. So just to be clear, this may be one of the only things Trump has done this election cycle that seems to be grounded in relatively sane thinking.
It’s also a blatant flip-flop from the primary… very Washington insider, no? So much for being the ultimate outsider—the buck stops here (pun intended). Although Trump has proven to make wildly inconsistent shoot-from-the-hip proclamations on nearly everything from one day to the next, he’ll likely stick with this flip flop because, where’s the fun in being a bankrupt billionaire?
But other than financing his campaign, he’ll surely go back to business as usual—having the least predictable, most incoherent ‘policies’ imaginable.