Donald Trump has made enough of a mess of his presidency (and the United States) that the Republican Party has become increasingly nervous about its future – as it should. But thanks to new information that came out of an investment conference in New York last week, the GOP is under even more pressure as a major conservative donor has made it crystal clear that he HATES Trump.
At the Robin Hood Investment Conference, several billionaires discussed their feelings about Trump, and one big GOP donor in particular stood out. Billionaire hedge fund manager Seth Klarman — CEO of the Baupost Group – actually made a speech about how “awful” America has become because of Trump and called him a “threat to democracy” in front of all the attendees. Klarman said:
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“The president is a threat to democracy. He has attacked journalists and he’s threatening to take away NBC’s license. He’s attacking judges. He’s violating all sorts of democratic norms, from the emoluments clause to questioning the election and threatening to lock up his opponent. People don’t focus on this but Nazi Germany had a constitution before Hitler came to power and at the end of the war they had the exact same constitution. It lasted all the way through, but democracy didn’t.”
“The country is getting divided, whether it’s immigrants, whether it’s transgender people, whether it’s blacks, whether it’s Mexicans. It’s awful.”
This is really, REALLY bad news for the Republican Party. And to make matters worse, Klarman was far from the only billionaire donor to speak negatively about the disgraceful POTUS. Billionaire real estate mogul Barry Sternlicht, who has previously played golf with Trump, also bashed Trump’s leadership. Unaware that he was being recorded, Sternlicht said:
“I expected him to go to the middle, because I thought he wanted to be great. I played [golf] with Donald Trump and his golf game is like his presidency. He’s amusing as my friend, but he’s not very amusing as president of the United States. And I’m a Republican.”
Hilariously, Trump is confident in his current re-election campaign and has stated before that he’s going to serve 8 years. But based on these donors’ comments, Trump should start kissing 2020 goodbye.