Jewish Billionaire GOP Donor Abandons the GOP: 'Trump belongs in jail'

by James DiGeorgia | 10/31/2023 12:42 PM
Jewish Billionaire GOP Donor Abandons the GOP: 'Trump belongs in jail'

Leon Cooperman a Jewish Hedge fund billionaire investor Leon Cooperman has made it clear he fears the 45th president becoming the 47th. Cooperman told CNN: "It would be terrible for the country if Donald Trump were reelected; he's a divisive human being who belongs in jail."

Cooperman expressed frustration over a Biden-Trump rematch in 2024, likening them to "bad choices."He told CNN that come November, he expects neither Trump (who is the current frontrunner in the race) nor Biden will be their party's nominee.

And if they are the only two — he will abstain from voting entirely. "I'm looking for centrists, not radical left or right."

Federal records show that Cooperman donated $1,000 to former Gov. Chris Christie's 2024 campaign over the summer. Christie insists that Trump will be criminally convicted of one or more of the 91 criminal counts, he faces in four different jurisdictions.

Cooperman admitted he was so anti-Trump in 2020 that he went for the current president. "I voted for Biden very reluctantly," he said in an interview with Patrick Bet-David last year. Calling his vote…

"A vote against Trump, to be honest with you. The saddest thing for our country with 330-odd million people is that we had these two choices."

The GOP can't lose any more campaign funding. Trump is already soaking up the majority of campaign contributions to fund his many criminal prosecutions and civil suits.

It's clear if this continues, and with the new Speaker of the House, Mike Johnson, focused on making abortion illegal across the country, holding military funding hostage from Israel and Ukraine to force the IRS not to enforce the tax code on the top 1%.

The fact that Johnson doesn't have a big fundraising background could also further cripple the party's 2024 campaign fundraising. These are all challenges the GOP faces on top of the disgraced, twice impeached, four-time criminal indicted ex-president who also faces losing almost all of his wealth and being labeled as a conman, tax cheat, and fraud. Electing Johnson could be one of the biggest legislative backfires in U.S. history.

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