Trump Donors

TRUMP DONORS

Citizens United    The Mercers    The Kochs     and the Alt-Right who funded the Meme War as well: Peter Thiel  &  Palmer Luckey  

Super PACS: Trump Victory Committee, Make America Number One (Rebekah Mercer/Bossie)

Nimble America, Alt-Right non-profit that bought Anti-Hillary meme social media placement.

In the beginning, Donald Trump, Jr. and his friends were the primary donors to the Trump campaign, with much of the investment coming from the Texas network Trump Jr.’s fellow fundraising friends. In June 2016, the Mercers started an Anti-Hillary PAC because Trump had little support among Republican MegaDonors like the Koch brothers. In August 2016, the Mercers backed Trump after he chose Koch-backed Mike Pence as VP in July, and their own Kellyanne Conway, Steve Bannon, Betsy DeVos, and Erik Prince came along with the package…including the big-data abilities of Mercer and Bannon’s Cambridge Analytica and the full support of Breitbart News.

Gentry Beach, Tommy Hicks Jr., Dallas billionaire and Donald Trump, Jr. raised millions together for the campaign along with Ray Washburne and Roy  Bailey (Managing Director of Giuliani Deason Capital Interests LLC) “Texas dollars came close to the amount raised in California and New York combined.” Donors Include Genesco Sports Enterprises CEO John Tatum, Andy Beal (Billionaire banker on Trump’s Economic Advisory Council & Dallas’ richest man), Tommy Hicks Sr.   Dallas News, November 11, 2016

Rebuilding America Now PAC raised $22.7 million  (Thomas Barrack, SoCal real estate, Trump’s Closest friend and introduced him to Paul Manafort decades ago), $5 million from Geoffrey Palmer, SoCal real estate



February 8, 2017, Gentry Beach (15-year Donald Trump, Jr. Friend & kid’s godfather, Vollero Beach Capital Partners equity fund for energy, bought by Citadel in late 2016) & Iraqi-American Wadie Habboush (Habboush Group CEO- Energy and Infrastructure, Former Exxon employee/Rex Tillerson ties) “attended a series of previously unreported meetings at the White House with the aim of convincing the United States to lift sanctions against Venezuela, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter. Government ethics lawyers and policymakers who served in recent Democratic and Republican administrations say meetings between White House national security officials and campaign fundraisers over foreign policy violate NSC protocol and raise serious ethical concerns. Habboush presented senior NSC officials with a detailed plan to improve political relations with Venezuela and lift U.S. sanctions in exchange for opening up the South American country to potential business opportunities with U.S.-based companies. The next day, Habboush returned to the White House and presented the plan directly to White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, the two sources said. Mic spoke to several individuals with knowledge of the meetings, all of whom requested anonymity for fear of retaliation. According to one of the sources, Beach and Habboush set up their meetings with NSC officials through deputy national security adviser K.T. McFarland. Beach’s attorney confirmed that Beach and McFarland were acquainted. “He knows K.T. McFarland, only because they met at inauguration,” Liddle said. Once at the White House, Habboush presented NSC officials — and Bannon, a day later — with a detailed 10-point plan outlining a proposal to lift U.S. sanctions on the country, according to a source. Habboush told NSC officials he had met directly with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and Foreign Minister Delcy Rodríguez prior to his visit, multiple sources confirmed. Several days after the meetings, the U.S. Treasury Department announced a new round of sanctions on Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami for allegedly aiding drug traffickers.”  MIC

The Koch-backed Heritage Foundation co-hosted a breakfast right before the election with Chris Christie to raise $100,000 for the transition costs. “The Trump transition has organized a 501(c)(4) nonprofit to raise money with a maximum individual contribution of $5,000, separate from any donations to the campaign or allied super PACs.” CNN

“The core of Trump’s business support in California comes from real estate developers. A month before protesters descended upon the ARCO station, Geoffrey Palmer, whose company owns 10,000 units of housing, was identified as the country’s largest individual Trump donor, giving $2 million to the Rebuilding America Now super PAC. Palmer, like Chandi, was relatively unknown in political circles, and had become involved in the Trump campaign through his friend, Thomas Barrack, a Santa Monica real estate investorBarrack’s friendship with Trump goes back three decades. He is reported to be perhaps the closest person to Trump outside of Trump’s immediate family, and says that he talks to Trump “every day.” Barrack would certainly leave a lasting imprint on the campaign: his Rebuilding America Now PAC raised $22.7 million; he had a prime-time speaker spot at the Republican National Convention; chaired Trump’s inauguration committee; and—quite fatefully, as it would turn out—was the person who introduced his good friend, Paul Manafort, to Trump. Manafort would become Trump’s campaign manager and is now a central figure in the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.” Capital and Main

Paul Elliott Singer/Elliott Management, gave $1 million to Trump’s Inaugural fund.

Erik Prince “During the campaign, Prince donated $100,000 to the Trump Victory Committee, which supported both Trump’s election bid and the Republican Party.”   Buzzfeed  He spread Pizzagate rumors, worked with former DIA Director and future National Security Adviser Michael Flynn during the campaign/transition and “Just four days before the election, Prince gave an interview to Breitbart radio, part of the media empire that Bannon used to run, in which Prince pushed an unfounded theory that the NYPD had been about to announce arrest warrants in the Clinton investigation but was blocked by the Justice Department, and that Hillary Clinton had been to a “sex island” with a convicted pedophile “at least six times.”  Buzzfeed

THE ALT-RIGHT MEME WAR

FAKE NEWS & PROPAGANDA

Palmer Luckey, who sold his VR empire to Facebook, secretly gave gobs of cash to Trump” MIC.com/AP  Oculus founder  “The Facebook Near-Billionaire Secretly Funding Trump’s Meme Machine” The Daily Beast using the non-profit Nimble America to distribute Anti-Hillary internet memes. He’s 24 in 2016, and using the name “NimbleRichMan” on Reddit. “We conquered Reddit and drive narrative on social media, conquered the [mainstream media], now it’s time to get our most delicious memes in front of Americans whether they like it or not,

Peter Thiel, billionaire board member of Facebook organized the December 14, 2016 meeting at Trump Tower of powerful executives to advise Trump. “Thiel, known for being a contrarian, was the one prominent figure in the tech industry to endorse Trump early and often. He spoke at the Republican National Convention and donated $1.25 [to 1.5 reported elsewhere] million to the campaign.He was ridiculed by some in progressive Silicon Valley for his support. Then Trump won. Suddenly, Thiel seemed like the strongest — and perhaps the only — bridge between tech and Trump.” CNN