Friday, April 15, 2011

Trump defends Democratic donations

On Fox last night, Donald Trump defended his history of substantial donations to prominent Democrats.

"I've lived in New York. This building, this great tower, and many other great towers are here in New York. Everyone's Democratic.

So what am I going to do -- contribute to Republicans?

One thing: I'm not stupid.

Am I going to contribute to Republicans for my whole life when they get heat when they run against some Democrat and the most they can get is 1% of the vote?"

Open Secrets notes
that Trump has given more to Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) since the 1990 election cycle than he has any other politician.

And in the most recent cycle, over half of his contributions were to Democrats.

In fact, Trump gave money to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in his reelection battle against tea party favorite, Sharron Angle -- a fact that might concern some tea partiers who've flirted with the media mogul.

In the past, he's also given money to liberal icons like Chuck Schumer, Ted Kennedy, and Joe Biden.