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Rick Wilson
By August 2015 I was working to convince major donors of Trump’s long-term, existential threat to the country and the party. We thought he would be a destructive force and likely throw the race to Hillary Clinton.

One moment from that period sticks with me as a turning point in my thinking about Trump’s money: a major Wall Street donor—a hedge fund manager who had survived 2008, 2000, and 1987 looking like a genius—laughed when I told him we’d need to mount a serious and fully funded effort to take on Trump if he chose to self-fund.

My friend scoffed at the very idea that Trump was worth even a quarter of the mythical $10 billion, much less that he was liquid to the tune of more than $200 million. “He’s not a billionaire. I’m a billionaire. He’s a clown living on credit.”

However, in a year of voter disenchantment and outsider cachet, the mythic tales of Trump’s business prowess and his alleged wealth deeply impressed his fans and even convinced many Republican megadonors that Trump was an unalloyed business success, a man of global financial consequence uncorrupted by the venal horrors of the campaign finance system.
Everything Trump Touches Dies, by Rick Wilson

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Truth About Trump 1254 WhoWeird 08-May-19 14:44
Re: Truth About Trump 280 WhoWeird 08-May-19 14:58
Re: Truth About Trump 244 Nolondil 08-May-19 15:03
Re: Truth About Trump 252 WhoWeird 08-May-19 15:12
Re: Truth About Trump 250 Nolondil 08-May-19 15:06
Re: Truth About Trump 219 WhoWeird 08-May-19 15:13
Just Admit It... 225 WhoWeird 08-May-19 15:31
How Many... 238 WhoWeird 08-May-19 15:35
What An Absolute Joke... 218 WhoWeird 08-May-19 18:11
Re: Truth About Trump 256 calisurfer30 09-May-19 00:43
Re: Truth About Trump 259 WhoWeird 09-May-19 01:54
Donald's financial woes 254 drrayeye 11-May-19 21:43
Re: Donald's financial woes 218 Archaic 12-May-19 23:02
Re: Donald's financial woes 214 WhoWeird 12-May-19 23:40
Re: Donald's financial woes 238 Nolondil 13-May-19 02:35
Re: Donald's financial woes 243 WhoWeird 13-May-19 02:48
Right now 193 drrayeye 13-May-19 18:00
There's also Donald Jr. 207 drrayeye 12-May-19 22:38
Re: There's also Donald Jr. 259 WhoWeird 12-May-19 22:46
Yes 208 drrayeye 12-May-19 22:57
Another sacrificial lamb? 213 drrayeye 12-May-19 23:15
Re: Another sacrificial lamb? 159 calisurfer30 22-May-19 00:17
That was a joke 148 drrayeye 22-May-19 02:45
Think about it... 194 WhoWeird 13-May-19 02:28
Trump creates myths about himself 265 drrayeye 15-May-19 03:23
Re: Trump creates myths about himself 260 adequatedane 15-May-19 13:54
Re: Trump creates myths about himself 252 drrayeye 15-May-19 14:07
Re: Trump creates myths about himself 193 adequatedane 15-May-19 16:46
I'm not a lefterall 234 drrayeye 15-May-19 18:45
Re: I'm not a lefterall 241 WhoWeird 15-May-19 19:09
Trump laughing 206 drrayeye 15-May-19 20:51
Re: Trump laughing 240 WhoWeird 15-May-19 21:12
Re: Trump laughing 210 Lost_In_Place 15-May-19 23:21
Re: Trump laughing 188 WhoWeird 15-May-19 23:32
Re: Trump laughing 202 Lost_In_Place 16-May-19 01:30
another Trumper 158 drrayeye 16-May-19 03:50
Re: I'm not a lefterall 179 adequatedane 16-May-19 03:51
Re: Trump creates myths about himself 230 calisurfer30 16-May-19 00:07
I read the Mueller report 178 drrayeye 16-May-19 03:53
Re: I read the Mueller report 178 adequatedane 16-May-19 12:46
Re: I read the Mueller report 191 Warwick 20-May-19 18:25
Re: I read the Mueller report 184 Archaic 17-May-19 03:50
Re: I read the Mueller report 171 WhoWeird 17-May-19 08:07
Re: I read the Mueller report 194 drrayeye 17-May-19 11:56
Re: I read the Mueller report 177 calisurfer30 21-May-19 23:23
In a bubble 178 drrayeye 22-May-19 00:24
Re: In a bubble 173 WhoWeird 22-May-19 00:49
Virtue Signal 169 calisurfer30 22-May-19 00:55
Nope 182 calisurfer30 22-May-19 00:54
MAX BOOT 167 drrayeye 22-May-19 02:43
Re: MAX BOOT 158 WhoWeird 22-May-19 10:14
Not a nice thing to say about Donald, 160 drrayeye 16-May-19 19:20
on the other hand, there's Donald, Jr. . . . 147 drrayeye 16-May-19 22:50
Re: on the other hand, there's Donald, Jr. . . . 170 WhoWeird 16-May-19 22:55
Re: on the other hand, there's Donald, Jr. . . . 161 drrayeye 16-May-19 23:40
Re: on the other hand, there's Donald, Jr. . . . 168 Archaic 17-May-19 03:48
Re: on the other hand, there's Donald, Jr. . . . 176 Archaic 17-May-19 03:42
The latest victims 179 drrayeye 19-May-19 04:45
Re: The latest victims 175 adequatedane 20-May-19 11:35
Re: The latest victims 200 drrayeye 21-May-19 15:10
Re: The latest victims 164 adequatedane 22-May-19 13:27
Good points 160 drrayeye 23-May-19 04:07
Re: Good points 153 adequatedane 23-May-19 12:09
Latest truth check for Donald 157 drrayeye 23-May-19 04:01
Re: Latest truth check for Donald 168 adequatedane 23-May-19 13:28
apologetics 179 drrayeye 23-May-19 17:45
Knowledgeable 157 adequatedane 24-May-19 13:03
Re: Knowledgeable 158 WhoWeird 24-May-19 13:08
Re: Knowledgeable 152 adequatedane 24-May-19 22:47
Re: Knowledgeable 175 WhoWeird 24-May-19 22:51
Just Deflection 147 adequatedane 25-May-19 13:31
Bias 167 drrayeye 24-May-19 14:36
Re: Bias 156 ldennyjr 24-May-19 14:42
Truth about Trump? 162 drrayeye 24-May-19 23:50
Re: Latest truth check for Donald 158 ldennyjr 24-May-19 14:18
Re: Latest truth check for Donald 169 adequatedane 24-May-19 23:07
Truth About Trump Tower--Moscow 236 drrayeye 24-May-19 04:36
A Wasteful Read 153 adequatedane 25-May-19 13:58
Character 171 drrayeye 25-May-19 15:49
What About Your Character? 145 adequatedane 26-May-19 12:52
Evidence? 177 drrayeye 26-May-19 15:06
Re: Evidence? 186 adequatedane 27-May-19 13:54
Re: Evidence? 207 WhoWeird 27-May-19 14:10
Re: Evidence? 189 adequatedane 27-May-19 22:43
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 199 Barbelo 28-May-19 03:13
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 177 WhoWeird 28-May-19 05:23
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 204 Barbelo 28-May-19 10:45
FWIW 187 Warwick 28-May-19 17:12
Re: FWIW 196 WhoWeird 28-May-19 17:36
Re: FWIW 200 Barbelo 28-May-19 20:47
Re: FWIW 194 WhoWeird 28-May-19 21:12
Re: FWIW 182 Warwick 29-May-19 16:52
Re: FWIW 183 Warwick 29-May-19 16:43
Re: FWIW 172 Sirfiroth 29-May-19 18:25
Stay tuned 216 drrayeye 29-May-19 18:31
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 216 Nolondil 28-May-19 23:58
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 187 WhoWeird 29-May-19 00:09
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 197 Barbelo 29-May-19 01:26
Are you prepared to debate Donald? 194 drrayeye 29-May-19 04:43
Re: Evidence for Dimwits? 181 WhoWeird 29-May-19 06:34
Re: A Wasteful Read 158 ldennyjr 25-May-19 16:12
Re: A Wasteful Read 171 WhoWeird 25-May-19 17:00
Please stay on topic 170 drrayeye 25-May-19 20:55
Not so 182 drrayeye 26-May-19 01:54
Jon Voight Calls Trump ‘the Greatest President Since Abraham Lincoln’ 215 drrayeye 26-May-19 21:21


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