Conservative megadonor Foster Friess went on CNBC to defend President Trump on Friday.
Friess said Trump is being bullied.
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Foster Friess: A lot of this is politically inspired for the people who don’t like Donald Trump to make him look bad… If you look at the history of our country you know the Democrats are the ones who spawned the Ku Klux Klan. Remember Senator Byrd was a Ku Klux Klan who served in the senate and Franklin Roosevelt when he dedicated the statue of General Robert E. Lee said he was … great Christian leader. Now, should we take down a Franklin Roosevelt statue… What he said was both sides had a responsibility in this… Does anyone really think Trump is pro-Nazi? Come on… Why Donald Trump gained so much stature with those of us out here in the colonies is that the media are part of the kingdom of DC. They take things completely out of context. And honestly you can’t have violence without having two groups.
President Donald Trump was correct to point to “bad people” among the protesters demonstrating against the white nationalists in Virginia, said Foster Friess, founder of the boutique investment group Friess Associates.
“I love Donald Trump,” he told CNBC on Friday. “He’s become a victim. And he’s being bullied. And that’s why Americans are flocking to him, because they hate [seeing] people … bullied.”
Those “flocking” to Trump were sharply divided along political lines, according to a new NPR/PBS “NewsHour”/Marist poll. Fifty-nine percent of Republicans expressed support for Trump’s statements, while only 10 percent of Democrats and 30 percent of self-identified independents felt the same, the poll showed.