Politics Former GOP donor says he's using tax-cut money to fight Trump admin policies, elect Dems

06:45  17 april  2018
06:45  17 april  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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"I mean, I think the House is gone," he said . GOP donors , he told USA Today, are "going to naturally shift their focus to the Senate." "When Trump got elected , we were, like, ' He ' s gonna start a war on Twitter, hahahaha,' and then before he got elected , we were, like, ' He ' s gonna become president

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Nancy Pelosi wearing a suit and tie © Provided by The Hill A billionaire hedge fund manager and former major GOP donor is tearing into Republicans, saying he is planning to use money from the GOP tax cuts to elect Democrats.

"I received a tax cut I neither need nor want," Seth Klarman told The Boston Globe.

"I'm choosing to invest it to fight the administration's flawed policies and to elect Democrats to the Senate and House of Representatives."

Klarman said Republicans in Congress have failed to hold President Trump accountable. He added that GOP lawmakers have "abandoned their historic beliefs and values."

"For the good of the country, the Democrats must take back one or both houses of Congress," he said.

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Pleased with the tax reform efforts, he said he ’ s since called off the strike. Within days of the tax bill passing the Senate, several other GOP donors started cutting checks too. “President Trump is not helping get many Republicans elected .

GOP donors , he told USA Today, are "going to naturally shift their focus to the Senate." "I feel like we joked about this," Trevor Noah said on Wednesday's Daily Show. "When Trump got elected , we were, like, ' He ' s gonna start a war on Twitter, hahahaha,' and then before he got elected , we were

According to the Globe, Klarman has given about $222,000 to 78 Democrats running for Congress since the 2016 elections.

He has donated to such lawmakers as Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), according to the Globe.

He has also given money to several nonprofits advocating for issues like gun control and protecting the environment.

Klarman, the CEO of Boston's Baupost Group, a hedge fund with $30 billion in assets, is a registered independent, according to the Globe.

During the Obama administration, he donated more than $7 million to Republican candidates and political committees.

Last year, Klarman criticized Trump at an investment conference, calling him a "threat to democracy." During the 2016 presidential race, he pledged to support Clinton and called Trump "shockingly unacceptable," according to Reuters.

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