Ohio’s wealthiest GOP supporter has quit the Republican party.

By | 2018-09-15T08:00:52+00:00 September 16th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |8 Comments

Another member of the herd stampeding away from Trump’s Republican party.

Courtesy of The Hill:

The wealthiest supporter of the GOP in Ohio said Thursday that he is no longer a member of the Republican Party.

“I just decided I’m no longer a Republican,” L Brands CEO Leslie Wexner said during a panel discussion at a leadership summit, according to The Columbus Dispatch.

Wexner, who said he’s been a Republican since college, added that he is now an independent, before saying that he “won’t support this nonsense in the Republican Party” anymore.

“I haven’t run an ad in the newspaper that said, ‘I quit,’ ” he said.

The Columbus Dispatch noted that Wexner said he’s instead been writing notes to friends who are lawmakers and telling them that he’s no longer a member of the GOP.

Wexner credited a visit by former President Barack Obama for his epiphany:

Wexner called Obama’s visit to Ohio this week a “great moment for the community,” according to the Dispatch.

“I was struck by the genuineness of the man; his candor, humility and empathy for others,” Wexner said.

You know we predicted that people were going to start seeing President Obama in a whole different light after he left office, and to really start appreciating who he was as a person and what he did for them as president. 

And clearly, that also includes former die-hard Republicans.

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8 Comments

  1. Whatevs September 16, 2018 at 4:11 am - Reply

    Writing a “Thank you” to Wexner via the VS contact us portal right now.

  2. m barker September 16, 2018 at 5:24 am - Reply

    To Central Ohioans, Les Wexner is a very generous philanthropist contributing generously to the Ohio State University and building a huge new hospital wing on their Columbus campus. That is just one of his many contributions to central Ohioans, and to Ohioans in general. Unlike the Koch brothers, and many other philanthropist, he doesn’t expect something in return for his generosity. In the forty or more years he’s been active in philanthropy, I never even knew he was a Republican until this article came out.

  3. Anonymous September 16, 2018 at 5:24 am - Reply

    Trump will just get more money from his left nut, Vlad Puttipoo

  4. Becky September 16, 2018 at 7:37 am - Reply

    “I was struck by the genuineness of the man; his candor, humility and empathy for others,” Wexner said.

    Now? What took so damned long?

  5. HRC September 16, 2018 at 8:21 am - Reply

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/09/sen-lindsey-graham-military-lawyer-dismisses-mueller-convictions-lying-fbi-not-big-event/

    ‘I know that from the [Judiciary Committee] point of view we found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians. I think [Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman] Richard Burr said from the Intel point of view that he has seen no evidence of collusion.” “South Carolina senator also said that he was “disappointed” that the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails had been closed.

    “I’m very disappointed no Democrat seems to be worried about the corruption at the Department of Justice and the FBI regarding the Clinton e-mail investigation, early stages of the Russian investigation,” Graham complained.”
    “Some people pled to lying to the FBI like [George Papadopoulos] got two weeks in jail.”

    “I don’t see that as a big event,” Graham added. “Manafort could have a lot of stuff or he could just have stuff around financial transactions. I don’t know yet. You don’t look at the numbers.”
    “I think it’s proceeding in a way that these things start with a land deal and wind up with a blue dress,” Graham quipped.”

    WIND up with a blue dress that Graham was wearing?

  6. Anonymous September 16, 2018 at 9:13 am - Reply

    Joe Biden: After Charlottesville, Obama And I Could No Longer Remain Silent On Trump
    “Our silence is complicity.”

    “Barack and I agreed to remain silent for a while to give this administration a chance to get up and running the first year,” Biden said at an annual dinner held by LGBTQ rights group the Human Rights Campaign. “God forgive me.”

    However, Biden said, he couldn’t sit back after the events of August 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia, when a man at a white supremacist rally drove his car through a crowd of anti-racist protesters and killed 32-year-old Heather Heyer.

    “We have leaders who at the time when that occurred, when these guys were accompanied by white supremacists and Ku Klux Klan … making a comparison saying there are good people in both groups,” Biden said. “What has become of us? Our children are listening. Our silence is complicity.”

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/obama-biden-trump-charlottesville_us_5b9e6439e4b04d32ebf9662f

  7. Anonymous September 16, 2018 at 9:33 am - Reply

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