Man the rats just cannot get off the sinking SS Trump fast enough can they?
Courtesy of The Hill:
Former GOP mega-donor Seth Klarman urged voters to support Democrats in the coming midterm elections and said in a recent interview that he believes “democracy is at stake.”
“One of the reasons I’m willing to come out of my shell and talk to you is because I think democracy is at stake,” Klarman said in an interview with The New York Times published on Saturday. “And maybe I’ll be able to convince some other people of that. And get them to support Democrats in 2018.”
Klarman, who was previously one of the biggest donors to the Republican Party in New England, told The Times he has donated $4.9 million to nearly 150 candidates.
Some of the Democratic candidates who have received Klarman’s cash in this election cycle alone are Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D), Texas Senate candidate Rep. Beto O’Rourke and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), a potential presidential candidate. But, as Klarman puts it: “I’m not a Democrat.”
“We need to turn the House and Senate as a check on Donald Trump and his runaway presidency,” Klarman, who donated more than $2.9 million to Republicans in the 2016 election cycle, said.
Klarman now refers to the Republicans in Washington as “spineless” with “profiles in cowardice” and claims that by the end of the election cycle he might have donated as much as 20 million to Democratic candidates which would likely make him the biggest donor to the party.
You know the greatest Democratic fundraiser might turn out not to be either Barack Obama or Joe Biden, but Donald Trump instead.