It’s Schaden-Friday, which means my butler is wearing a Barry Goldwater mask and sponge-bathing me with briny Republican tears. (It’s an odd kink, I admit.)
Soooooo … lookee-here ding-dong. (I might be just a tiny bit high.)
President Donald Trump’s whipsaw decisions to first move the Republican National Convention’s in-person main events, then to cancel them are costing GOP donors millions of dollars, according to multiple Republicans familiar with the finances.
Of the $38 million raised by the host committee for the convention’s original location — Charlotte, North Carolina — the majority has been spent, the Republican officials said. The host committee in Jacksonville, Florida, where Trump had moved the convention, raised an additional $6 million, but GOP officials said much of that money remains.
Well, that’s capitalism. You invest in something really fucking stupid and you lose all your money.
Oh, and here’s the great part, which you probably already guessed. Those super-altruistic GOP donors almost certainly aren’t getting their money back.
Republican officials are uncertain what, if any, of the money will get reimbursed to donors. One plan under consideration is to ask the donors to allow their contributions to be reallocated for other events, they said.
“Costs have been incurred,” Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said Friday on MSNBC’s “Meet the Press Daily,” adding that no taxpayer dollars had been spent on the convention and that “the host committee and the donors understand” about any money that’s been lost.
Oh, yeah, I’m sure they understand. Because Republican donors just love throwing their money away. It’s their favorite pastime.
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