August 4, 2016 11:03 pm -

Republican donors are gravely worried about Donald Trump’s ability to carry the torch.

“I don’t know what he’s doing — trying to commit suicide?” said Stan Hubbard, a Minnesota-based top donor to a pro-Trump super PAC. Hubbard has been trying to get other Republican donors, including Charles and David Koch, on board with Donald Trump for months.


But he said Trump’s recent comments, in particular those about the parents of a Muslim American soldier who died in the Iraq War, were “just nonsense,” adding that he sent Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus a note pleading with him to do something. “The whole world is laughing at that. It’s just very frustrating.”

…Prospective donors are now having second thoughts about getting involved, while those who convinced themselves to get behind Trump, like Hubbard, are at their wits’ end over the presidential nominee’s behavior…

A top Republican fundraiser, Fred Malek, also said Trump’s actions are “cause for alarm.”

“Why would he or anybody in his campaign think it’s a good idea to deny support to the speaker of the House and one of the heroic leaders of our in country in the Senate?”

“And why is it a good idea to keep front and center a story you’re on the wrong side of?” he said, referring to Trump’s response to the Muslim family.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.