Donald Trump apparently knows he has no idea how to handle policy, domestic or foreign, so Trump supporters who believed in the all-knowing omniscience of their candidate have already been suckered with that pitch. Here’s a second way they have been suckered: that Trump has any interest in governing any different than a Democrat.
That was confirmed on Wednesday with the report in Fortune that Trump told donors that his pick as Treasury Secretary would be former Goldman Sachs banker Steve Mnuchin, Trump’s national finance chairman, who has donated money to Hillary Clinton. That revelation came from Anthony Scaramucci, a high-profile hedge fund manager and Trump fundraiser.
Trump has done a lousy job raising money so far, so that’s no credit to Mnuchin, who co-founded OneWest Bank Group LLC in 2004 and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Guess who Mnuchin has worked with? George Soros. He was an Investment Professional of Soros Fund Management LLC, according to Bloomberg. Politico reported that Mnuchin contributed over $7,000 to Hillary Clinton's New York Senate bids in 2000 and 2006 as well as her run for the Democratic nomination in 2008, $2,000 to Barack Obama's 2004 Senate campaign and $2,300 for his presidential bid in 2007. He has also donated to John Edwards, Chuck Schumer, Al Gore and John Kerry.
Guess who Mnuchin has worked with? George Soros.
Bloomberg also reported that Mnuchin and his family “pocketed about $3.2 million in fake profit from his mother’s account with convicted con man Bernard Madoff -- money that didn’t have to be returned to victims because it was taken out of the Ponzi scheme in time.” The suit against Mnuchin and his family was filed by a Madoff trustee, Irving Picard, who lost roughly $2 billion; he had to drop the suit after a federal appeals court ruled the he couldn’t claw back withdrawals of fake profit that were made over two years before the fraud collapsed, and Picard had to trace back the case six years.
Welcome to the Democrat world of Donald Trump, Trump supporters. It won’t be the last time he cons you.