Former Anti-Trump Mega Donors Switch Sides=> Endorse Donald Trump for President
On Friday Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts endorsed Donald Trump for president.
Ricketts’ support comes despite his family’s active participation in an anti-Trump super PAC.
Ricketts’ parents, Joe and Marlene Ricketts, gave at least $5.5 million in combined donations to the anti-Trump super PAC, Our Principles PAC, in 2016, according to Federal Election Commission records. Joe Ricketts, aside from being the Nebraska governor’s father, is also a founder of TD Ameritrade, where he also served as CEO. He also owns the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field.
“I love Pete, but I think his brother (Todd Ricketts) doesn’t like me as much as he does,” Trump said in Omaha. “I like him so much, I’m starting to like the Chicago Cubs again.”
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Another top anti-Trump Super PAC donor is now supporting the pro-Trump group Great America PAC.
Once a big donor to the anti-Trump movement, billionaire broadcasting executive Stanley Hubbard is now backing the presumptive GOP nominee.
Hubbard, a prolific giver to Republican candidates and causes, will join the advisory committee of Great America PAC, a pro-Trump super PAC.
During the primary, Hubbard cut a $10,000 check to the Our Principles PAC, a group that was devoted to defeating Trump.
In an interview on Monday, Hubbard said he was still no fan of Trump, but he said that he viewed him as a better choice than Hillary Clinton. And he called on the party’s donor class, much of which remains deeply skeptical of Trump, to get on board.
“All of my favorite candidates dropped out one by one. We’re down to my least favorite candidate. And my least favorite candidate is better than Hillary Clinton in terms of what’s best for the country,” said Hubbard.