By Ripon Media in College Days on November 2, 2015
By: Rose Hogmire
The latest campaign triumphs from Republican nominee hopeful, Donald Trump, can give his followers and the media a sense of amnesia, especially considering his ties to the Clintons and the Democratic party.
Trump has successfully pushed Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to drop out of the primary race and currently leads the nine-way divided Republican poll at 28 percent, according to Public Policy Polling. However, an examination of his past donations and involvement with Democratic front-runner, Hillary Clinton, and her party raises serious questions about his campaign intentions.
Politico’s Nick Glass reports outstanding involvement from Trump with Clinton as New York’s former senator and Democratic nominee hopeful back in 2008:
“Clinton (…) who had some say over policy that could have impacted Trump’s vast business dealings, received donations from both him [Trump] and son Donald Trump, Jr. on separate occasions in 2002, 2005, 2006 and 2007, according to state and federal disclosure records. Trump has also been generous with the Clinton Foundation, donating at least $100,000, according to the non-profit.”
The Washington Post’s Dan Eggen and T.W. Farnam analyzed state and federal disclosure records and found a stunning lack of party loyalty: “[Trump] has made more than $1.3 million in donations over the years to candidates nationwide, with 54 percent of the money going to Democrats.”
Eggen and Farnam add that the majority of Trump’s donations are given to Democratic candidates representing states where Trump’s business interests lie.