What began as a twisted joke a little over a year ago has spiraled out of control into every Republican’s worst nightmare: The leading Republican nominee, Donald J. Trump, is clearly a plant by the Democrat party. Checkmate. Aside from the fact that the Donald is considering a Democrat as a running mate, just take a look at his new campaign finance manager, Steven Mnuchin.
Over the past 21 years, Mnuchin has personally contributed more than $120,000 to a mix of Democrats, Republicans and bipartisan political groups, a Center for Public Integrity analysis of Federal Election Commission and Center for Responsive Politics data indicates, however more than half of Mnuchin’s federal-level political contributions have benefited Democrats, including President Barack Obama, who Trump claims is not a U.S. citizen, and Hillary Clinton, Trump’s supposed rival.
About one-third of Mnuchin’s donations has gone toward Republicans, and rest has gone to nonpartisan political action committees such as the PAC of Goldman Sachs, where Mnuchin worked for years, just like Ted Cruz’s wife.
Each election cycle, Mnuchin — also a bankroller of blockbuster movies such as “American Sniper,” “Gravity” and “Avatar” — has frequently donated to the campaigns of presidential contenders on both sides of the aisle. For instance, in the 2000 presidential election, Mnuchin donated to Democrats Al Gore and Bill Bradley as well as Republican Steve Forbes.
Leading up to the 2008 presidential election, Mnuchin donated not only to Democrats Obama, Clinton Edwards, Chris Dodd and Bill Richardson, but also Republicans Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney also received contributions from Mnuchin. During the 2012 presidential race, Mnuchin seemed to turn on Obama by only donating to Romney and fellow Republican Tim Pawlenty, however, Mnuchin’s contributions to Democrats extend to the current cycle. In any other business, this would be considered a conflict of interest. Fortunately, elections have become more of a horse race where a person like this can bet on multiple candidates hoping to beat the odds.
Mnuchin donated $2,000 in February to the U.S. Senate campaign of California Attorney General Kamala Harris, a Democrat. Last year, Harris described Trump, who had personally contributed money in 2013 to Harris’ political committee, as “someone who clearly cannot be a leader.” What a perfect selection for the Donald… Just like Kissinger for Nixon…
Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs partner, is the chairman and chief executive officer of private investment company Dune Capital LP, and also has professional ties to George Soros, the billionaire financier who’s contributed tens of millions of dollars to Democratic political causes over the years, including $7 million this election cycle to Priorities USA Action, a pro-Clinton super PAC.
From 2003 to 2004, Mnuchin worked as chief executive of SFM Capital Management, which the Wall Street Journal reports is backed by Soros. He also worked for Soros Fund Management LLC, according to Bloomberg.
Trump himself has been forced to defend his past campaign contributions to Democrats this cycle, arguing that there are few alternatives to Democrats in New York. “Am I going to contribute to a Republican for my whole life when they get, they run against some Democrat?” he said. “And the most they can get is one percent of the vote.” The most THEY can get? How much clearer does this man have to make what he really stands for? It is becoming quite clear that the two party system is dead. The Democrats have won.
Not to worry- this has happened before. We know what comes next. After all, wasn’t Rome founded as a Republic?