I don’t think that Greed McSticky-Fingers likes to share money with anybody.
And neither does his son-in-law.
Courtesy of WaPo:
Senior House Republicans are pleading with the deep-pocketed Republican National Committee and the Trump campaign to provide financial help as Democrats vastly outraise the GOP, but top campaign officials are so far declining to commit.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has been prodding the RNC to write a check to the National Republican Congressional Committee — a request he has made multiple times. McCarthy specifically has asked Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, to make a financial commitment to the House GOP, according to several officials familiar with the discussions, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to freely describe private conversations.
But Kushner, who oversees such decisions and has a greater say than RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, has refused thus far, the officials say. While the Trump campaign and the RNC have brought in record amounts of money, some Trump officials see donating to the House as a wasteful investment as the GOP’s chances of reclaiming the majority sharply deteriorate. Their decline in fortunes can largely be attributed to Trump’s sagging support over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and the sliding economy.
“The campaign just wants the money. . . . They don’t care about the House — it’s not their concern,” one official close with the Trump campaign said. “When you’ve been working in politics for years, and you understand it’s a team sport, you kind of look at these things a little differently. I don’t think they see it that way.”
Trump has been raking in unprecedented amounts of cash — though presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden outraised him the past two months. The president’s fundraising committees and the RNC entered July with a whopping $295 million on hand, which is more than twice the $144 million that President Barack Obama had for his own reelection at the same point in 2012.
I would imagine that all Trump and his minions care about is keeping him in office so that he does not have to stand trial for all of the crimes he has committed while in office.
Trump knows that once he no longer has the protection of the White House that he will be vulnerable to numerous lawsuits from New York and criminal indictments from Joe Biden’s Justice Department.
If he loosens the RNC purse stings at all it will only be to give out a nominal amount to keep the vultures off his back while retaining the bulk of the money in a desperate effort to stay in power.
Remember even when Trump ran a charity he rarely gave away any money.
In his eyes why would this be any different?