Friday, February 14, 2020

Right-Wing Oligarchs Throw $580,000 A Couple Fundraiser For Trump


Fascist fat cats are shoveling bucks to the campaign of existential threat Donald "Impeached Forever" Trump as fast as they can:

President Trump will be the guest of honor at a Saturday fundraiser at the palatial Palm Beach estate of billionaire Nelson Peltz. Trump’s fellow guests: donors who gave $580,600 per couple to support the president’s reelection, making it the most expensive such fundraising event since Trump took office.
The dinner, taking place just a few miles from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club, shows how enthusiastically Trump has embraced big-dollar fundraising in his bid for a second term — a dramatic about-face from 2016, when he criticized the influence of wealthy donors on the politicians who court them.
It also shows the special access enjoyed by many of Trump’s wealthiest donors, including business executives and lobbyists, who get the chance to air their grievances with the president’s tariffs or promote their pet projects, often while dining on Trump’s favorite foods.
By this point in time, if you're an informed supporter of Trump, especially a wealthy and presumably educated one, you're a fascist who cares nothing about the rule of law, the Constitution, American democracy, etc.  You care only about power and your Dear Leader's ability to wield it to advantage you and others like you.

About 30 of these fascist fat cats are expected to attend.  Let's see who some of them are:

o  Host Nelson Peltz, founding partner of investment management fund Trian Fund Management and non-executive chairman of Wendy's Company, and a director of Legg Mason, Mondel─ôz International and Ingersoll Rand.

Ike Perlmutter, chairman of Marvel Entertainment.

o  Likely invitee Dan Eberhart, CEO of oil drilling company Canary LLC, who's a frequent Trump donor and had this to say about the oligarch events in general:
Eberhart, an oil executive, said that the opportunity to speak directly to the president was just an added bonus for being a donor to the party and that he would have given money anyway.
I want that ideology to prevail,” he said. “It’s very energizing to be in the room with the people who have momentum on the causes you believe in.
We're not sure the precise "ideology" Dan is referring to:  Republican authoritarianism, subservience to Putin, Trump is above the law, billionaire needs more tax cuts, special favors for me, etc.   But we have no doubt whichever it is it's not in the best interests of American democracy.

2 comments:

donnah said...

Well, I must say that one of the perks of Trump being voted out would mean all of the lovely, corrupt money he's received will have been wasted. The though of that would cheer me up immensely.

W. Hackwhacker said...

donnah - the schadenfreude would be overwhelming!