Evidence that Trump isn't a "straight shooter," that he tailors his outspokenness to fit his audience
Trump in 2000: "The Republicans, especially those in Congress, are captives of their right wing."
-- Since 1990, for federal offices Trump has given $541,650 to Democrats and $429,450 to Republicans. it looks to be at least as lopsided for state offices.
-- A 2011 article in the Washington Post has this headline: "Trump’s donation history shows Democratic favoritism"
The Democratic recipients of Trump’s donations make up what looks like a Republican enemies list, including former senator Hillary Rodham Clinton(N.Y.), Sen. John F. Kerry (Mass.), Rep. Charles B. Rangel (N.Y.), Sen. Charles E. Schumer (N.Y.) and the late liberal lion Edward M. Kennedy(Mass.).
The biggest recipient of all has been the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee of New York, which has taken in more than $125,000 from Trump and his companies. Overall, Trump has given nearly $600,000 to New York state campaigns, with more than two-thirds going to Democrats. . . .Donations to Ted Kennedy? John Kerry? All those donations would seem hard for a true "conservative" to explain.
-- Trump has given between $100,000 and $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation.
-- Referring to his views on Obama in 2008, Trump said "I was his biggest cheerleader." In 2009, Trump said that he would "hire" Obama. That "he’s handled the tremendous mess he walked into very well.”
When Trump was toying with running as an independent in 2000, he attacked conservatives and liberals. He supports Democrats when it is in his interest and Republicans at other times.
He lauds Obama early during his presidency, but then when Trump was toying with running as a Republican in 2011 he goes after the nutty birther claims.
Other notes on Trump are available here.
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