May 21, 2016

SURVIVAL MODE:

Key G.O.P. Donors Still Deeply Resist Donald Trump's Candidacy (JONATHAN MARTIN and ALEXANDER BURNS, MAY 21, 2016, NY Times)

A powerful array of the Republican Party's largest financial backers remains deeply resistant to Donald J. Trump's presidential candidacy, forming a wall of opposition that could make it exceedingly difficult for him to meet his goal of raising $1 billion before the November election.

Interviews and emails with more than 50 of the Republican Party's largest donors, or their representatives, revealed a measure of contempt and distrust toward their own party's nominee that is unheard of in modern presidential politics. [...]

[O]thers simply believe Mr. Trump is unfit to serve in the Oval Office. Michael K. Vlock, a Connecticut investor who has given nearly $5 million to Republicans at the federal level since 2014, said he considered Mr. Trump a dangerous person.

"He's an ignorant, amoral, dishonest and manipulative, misogynistic, philandering, hyper-litigious, isolationist, protectionist blowhard," Mr. Vlock said.

Mr. Vlock said he might give to Hillary Clinton instead, describing her as "the devil we know."

"I really believe our republic will survive Hillary," he said.

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