A video of former US President Donald Trump from the Rose Garden statement on January 6 was heard during the House Select Committee by Cassidy Hutchinson, a former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows aide during the Trump administration. Played when witnessing to investigate in January 6, 2022, June 28, 2022, an attack on the US Capitol at the Washington Capitol.
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Support from some of the Republican’s largest donors for the 2024 White House, run by former President Donald Trump, declined, especially after damaging new details of his actions on January 6, 2021. ing. Attack on the US Capitol.
Republican fundraiser and its advisers have met privately since the Commission began presenting its findings at a series of hearings earlier this month. Most people asked not to be named because they did not want to cause retaliation from Trump or his allies.
People are discussing the midterm elections in November and who to help in 2024. One of the names that is rarely mentioned as a presidential candidate is Mr. Trump.
“Donors are very concerned that Trump is a Republican who could be defeated in 2024,” said Tuesday’s hearing with a testimony from former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson. Later, Eric Levine, a lawyer and longtime Republican fundraiser, said. “I think the donor was already away from Trump,” he said. According to an invitation reviewed by CNBC, Levine co-sponsored a Trump-approved former television moderator and current Pennsylvania Senator candidate Dr. Mahomet Oz’s fundraising event in September.
For Trump, it’s a theme similar to his first run for the President. At the time, business leaders at many companies supported other Republican candidates like Jeb Bush early in the race, when it became clear that Trump was trying to win the nomination.
Someone close to some of New York’s largest real estate executives who supported Trump during both his runs at the White House said this time was different. Their view is that he was a “hit” at the January 6 hearing. At least so far, no one in the group has come to protect him.
“Silence is deafening,” he added.
The lack of interest in Trump by some of the Republican’s wealthiest donors could boost the funding efforts of other Republican presidential candidates. In 2024, Florida Governor Rondesantis, former Vice President Mike Pence, Senator Tim Scott, RS.C. Multiple Republicans, including, may run. Senator Tom Cotton, R-Ark.Scott will be reelected in 2022, but recently Heading An event in Iowa, an important state for candidates running for president.cotton Reportedly We are flocking with donors to discuss the possibility of implementation in 2024.
Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis will speak at the Conservative Political Activities Council (CPAC) in Orlando, Florida, on February 24, 2022.
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The former president has not publicly ruled out running for the White House again two years after losing to the president Joe Biden 2020. Despite the lack of support from corporate leaders, Trump has maintained the battlefield for large-scale campaigns, primarily thanks to small donors.
His political action committee, Save America, had more than $ 100 million in hand in June, according to the latest Federal Election Commission filings. Trump’s affiliated Super PAC makes America great again. In May, there was support from a small group of wealthy donors, including $ 150,000 from real estate tycoon Jeff Parmer and $ 250,000 from next-generation film founder David Flecca. Super PAC raised over $ 770,000 in May.
Trump spokesman Taylor Glitch bragged about the former president’s record of support for Republican candidates and their successful financing.
“President Trump’s support record is 146-10, his Save America Political Commission continues to raise unprecedented amounts, and the American people are hungry for his leadership,” Glitch said. “And President Trump is in a stronger position than ever, as another witch hunt has been blown into the face of Democrats.”
Still, some Republican candidates have already collected enough donations to show that they can compete with Trump’s political Jaguar Note if they run for president.
DeSantis raised over $ 10 million in May for the 2022 Governor’s reelection bid. This put his total funding in the current election cycle over $ 120 million. according to For Tallahassee Democrat.Meanwhile, the pence has been meeting With a political donor as he lays the groundwork for a potential 2024 run. Mr. Trump criticized his previous second place for proving the results of the January 6 2020 elections as the riots called for him to be hanged.
According to an invitation reviewed by CNBC, Pence spoke with the New York Conservatives last week, with tickets up to $ 5,000 per person. He will also meet dozens of donors at Montana’s private retreat in September, according to someone who was briefed on the matter. Pence’s political adviser confirmed that a withdrawal would take place to support former Vice President 501 (c) (4), Advancing American Freedom.
In this image from the video, Vice President Mike Pence speaks when the Senate is reconvened after protesters rush to the US Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.
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“There will be a mix of major donors, conservative ideological leaders, and elected civil servants,” the adviser said. “The focus will be on the work being done by the AAF, plans to influence important policy issues in the medium term, and a larger discussion on the agenda of the conservative movement.”
The group recently video Celebrated the Supreme Court decision To overturn the Roe v. Wade case. As well as campaign-style advertising, Pence’s position on abortion and his role in advising Trump on the choices of Judges Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett were highlighted. The ad does not specifically mention Trump by name.
According to people who helped in past campaigns, the testimony by Hutchinson, a former White House Chief of Staff at the time, was recently for Republican mega-donors who were waiting to decide whether to help Trump again. Was one of the many breakpoints in.
Cassidy Hutchinson, a former White House Chief of Staff aide to Mark Meadows during the administration of former U.S. President Donald Trump, of the U.S. Capitol Selection Committee investigating an attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6 I testify at a hearing. , June 28, 2022, in Washington.
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Hutchinson provided some of the most explosive testimony to date for the Commission on January 6th. She said she Trump was allegedly rushed to a secret service agent after his security details refused to take the former president to the US Capitol to meet protesters who later rioted in Congress Hall. rice field. Trump and his allies sought to undermine the credibility of her claim. The former president took her to Truth Social to keep her away from Hutchinson and said he knew little about her.
The Republican fundraiser, which actively raised funds for Trump and the Republican National Committee in 2020, told CNBC after a hearing on Tuesday. He said it would be uncomfortable to work again for Trump’s campaign or raise money for another presidential election based on these findings.
Some of Trump’s business supporters had already disappeared from his corner shortly after the January 6th attack.Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone openly upheld Trump’s policies during his presidency, but after the riots he Felt “Betrayed” by him.
Trump has many well-known Republican supporters, including members of the Mercer family, Blackstone CEO Steve Schwartzmann, casino tycoon Miriam Adelson and her late husband Sheldon Adelson, and Wall Street executive Nelson Peltz. I was there. Many of these donors supported Trump in 2016 as the Republican primary ended and the bid for re-election in 2020 ended.