Trump gave Harry Reid and Charlie Rangle thousands of dollars.Submitted by pawnstorm12 on Fri, 04/08/2011 - 16:24
Trump says he may run as a "republican" and yet...
I just heard Rand Paul say that Trump gave Reid a lot of money.
So I looked it up and sure enough, here it is...
Analysis: Trump gave money to GOP & Dem lawmakers
By: CNN Political Producer Shannon Travis
Washington (CNN) -
As potential presidential candidate Donald Trump touts his conservative credentials, a fresh analysis shows that the real estate mogul has donated money to Republicans – and Democrats.
On Thursday, the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics released figures from its analysis of Trump's political contributions since the 1990 political cycle.
It says that the "Apprentice" host has given money to 96 federal candidates. Of those, 48 were Republicans when they received the money.
The analysis goes on to say name the top 10 recipients of Trump's political cash: six Democrats and four Republicans.
Among those on the list:
New York Democratic Rep. CHARLIE RANGLE, who received $24,750;
Arizona Republican Sen. JOHN McCAIN, who got $13,600;
Sen. FRANK LAUTENBERG, the New Jersey Democrat, collected $12,000;
And Senate Majority Leader HARRY REID of Nevada, who received $10,400.
Trump has also contributed to other politicians on both sides of the aisle. He gave $7,500 to former Republican New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani; $5,000 to former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich; and $2,000 to former President George W. Bush.
Trump previously called Bush, "probably the worst president in the history of the United States," citing Iraq which, Trump called, a "total disaster."
So while little old me gave what pittance I could to Sharon Angle to try to unseat Harry Reid, Trump is busy offsetting that by giving thousands to one of the most shameless people in government today.
And he claims to be a conservative.
Plus he's a tough-talking war-monger who blames the Chinese for OUR businesses going over there.
Maybe he should point his finger at WHY many US businesses leave - government meddling through over-taxation and over-regulation.