Donors regret

Republican donors are freaking out.

Republican donors who attended President Donald Trump’s fundraiser at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club are panicking after being around the commander in chief hours before he announced that he was infected with the coronavirus.

Well, you know, being around Donald Trump is just not healthy.

“The donors have been texting and calling. Freaking out,” the person with direct knowledge said.

The donors to Donald Trump. Do I feel compassion for them? I can’t say that I do.

Trump’s campaign, as of Friday morning, has not sent out any official guidance to many of the donors involved with the event. After publication of this article, donors who attended the gathering were sent an email with an 11:18 a.m. ET time stamp. The email reminds them that no one was permitted within six feet of the president and advises them to contact their doctor if they start feeling coronavirus symptoms. 

Also it was totally responsible and ethical and fine for Trump to be out schmoozing his donors at his golf club during the pandemic. Not one thing wrong with any of that.

The gathering had tickets costing up to $250,000. Dr. Rich Roberts, a longtime Republican donor, told The Lakewood Scoop on Friday that Trump privately met with about 19 people at the event. Roberts estimates that the meeting lasted about 45 minutes.   

Plenty of time. Triple the danger amount.

Some Republican donors questioned the president’s decision to go to the event after his longtime advisor Hope Hicks became ill. Hicks tested positive Thursday morning after displaying symptoms Wednesday night while on a campaign trip to Minnesota with the president. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows told reporters Friday that Hicks’ diagnosis became known just before the president left for Bedminster.

A normal person with a moral compass would have canceled the trip, but not our President Psychopath.

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