From a lengthy Playbook report on this weekend’s RNC retreat for major donors:
As Playbook and the New York Times have reported, Trump has become a complication for donors. They don’t want their money going toward his retribution efforts.
Remember: These are exorbitantly wealthy people — some with egos as big as Trump’s — and they are not interested in hearing about how another rich guy had his ego bruised.
Notably, Trump allowed DeSantis to share the stage with him. While Trump used his speech to share with donors that he was “disappointed” in Pence, he has privately told advisers that if he runs again, he wants DeSantis as his running mate.
Read the full article.
POLITICO Playbook: GOP donors privately pan Trump’s ‘horrible’ RNC speech — spotted some prominent Trump appointees out last night in Palm Beach, who were not interested in hearing his speech https://t.co/voquOmWByV w/ @rachaelmbade
— Tara Palmeri (@tarapalmeri) April 11, 2021