Skip to comments.Home Depot billionaire to fund Trump campaign even if former president is convicted
Posted on 11/28/2023 6:30:50 PM PST by SeekAndFind
(Reuters) -Republican mega-donor Bernie Marcus said on Tuesday he would likely still give money to Donald Trump's 2024 presidential bid if the former president was convicted of a crime - but the billionaire does not plan to be one of his biggest financial backers.
Marcus, a co-founder of home improvement retailer the Home Depot, announced earlier this month that he was supporting Trump, the runaway frontrunner for the 2024 Republican nomination contest that kicks off on Jan. 15 in Iowa.
Trump faces four criminal cases, including state and federal charges stemming from his efforts to overturn his 2020 election loss to Democrat Joe Biden. Trump, 77, denies any wrongdoing and has pleaded not guilty in all four cases. The unprecedented legal turmoil has prompted questions about what would happen to Trump's campaign if he was convicted or jailed.
Asked in an interview with Reuters whether he would still support Trump if he were convicted, Marcus replied, "I think so. Because I think it's all trumped up."
Marcus, 94, who supported Trump's White House runs in 2016 and 2020, said he had spoken to the former president recently. "I never discussed his legal fees or his legal problems," Marcus said, adding that Trump was "very happy" about his support.
Marcus and his wife Billi Wilma Marcus were the seventh-largest individual Republican donors in the 2020 election cycle, giving nearly $25 million to Republican campaigns, according to OpenSecrets, a nonprofit group that tracks money in politics. Business magazine Forbes estimates Marcus' net worth at around $8.8 billion.
Marcus would not be drawn into specifics of his donations this time around, saying only he would support Trump in the primary and in the general election against Biden in November 2024, should Trump be the nominee.
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“I think so. Because I think it’s all trumped up.” 👍
...and 10s of millions of us will vote for Trump, REGARDLESS of what the Leftists and RINOs try to pull.
Very nice. Speaking of Home Depot, I need to go there get some stuff for the home.
I love Home Depot more than Lowes!!!!
i will fund him even if he’s in federal lockup.
Trump was the odds-on incumbent front-runner in 2020 also, and look what happened to him. He was beaten by that guy who stayed in his basement and never spoke at a rally and who garnered 81 million votes, mostly from the one-issue white female baby killers. And from all the vote-by-mail fraud.
Normalcy bias is a disease even wealthy entrepreneurs can contract.
Nice Jewish boy, Mr. Marcus. Need more Jewish billionaires to come out and stand with Trump. It is him or the abyss.
The current head of Home Depot is not supporting Trump.
Bernie Marcus has common sense. Those of us whose brains haven’t been deformed by libtardism can clearly see that these charges against Trump are just so much “lawfare”, a gross miscarriage of the intent of the laws, an unConstitutional abuse of power and the law.
Hat tip to Bernie Marcus MAGA
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