This past Wednesday, just a single day after Trump officially announced his 2024 presidential campaign race, a pair of top allies for former President Donald Trump announced that they would no longer be supporting the former president.
One billionaire investor, Stephen Schwarzman, explained in a statement early on Wednesday that he would not be putting any support behind Trump for the Republican Party primaries for president.
“America does better when its leaders are rooted in today and tomorrow, not today and yesterday,” stated Schwarzman. “It is time for the Republican Party to turn to a new generation of leaders and I intend to support one of them in the presidential primaries.”
At a later point that same day, the billionaire heir to the Estée Lauder fortune, Ronald Lauder, also announced via a spokesperson that he would not be putting any support out for Trump’s newly announced campaign for president.
The spokesperson gave no indication just who Lauder would be supporting for the 2024 race, but one report put out by CNBC highlighted that he has reportedly started leaning toward Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
Ken Griffin, the founder of Citadel and a Republican megadonor sporting a worth of almost $30 billion, fire off a few shots at the former president recently, stating, “I’d like to think that the Republican party is ready to move on from somebody who has been for this party a three-time loser.”
Griffin has donated funds to the tune of multiple millions to the DeSantis political camp and stated that DeSantis is “going to run on a record of just unbelievable accomplishment.”
Griffin claimed that he sported an overt disgust for the woke indoctrination which has been sweeping the nation and infecting many schools and expressed that he will most certainly back DeSantis if he chooses to run.
The famed hedge fund CEO, who is worth almost $30 billion, just recently relocated his headquarters from Chicago to Florida, and it had nothing to do with the side benefit of better taxes.
“It’s gonna get me thrown out of here, but taxes weren’t part of our decision to come to Florida,” explained Griffin this past week. “When you’ve got great schools, a great environment and your streets are safe and clean, that’s when you’ve got a place you want to live in and call home. There’s something very special about the government in Florida and their focus on delivering traditional values for the community.”
Griffin reportedly spoke about the damage that woke schools had on his kids in Chicago and how he has been forced to watch his kids flourish in Florida’s education system.
“My children went to a phenomenal school in Chicago … but their indoctrination in woke ideology was crushing,” stated Griffin. “They came home very confused about whether or not the United States was a good country. And they came home confused about what they could or couldn’t say to a student who was Asian or otherwise of color.”
“My son was reprimanded for telling an Asian student he was good at math — for stereotyping,” Griffin went on. “And it’s unbelievable to see how that destroys the minds of children who are otherwise innocent and good and don’t think about these kinds of things.”
“Watching them transform here in school in Miami is perhaps the greatest gift Miami has given my family,” concluded Griffin.