Following Tuesday’s massive loss to Donald Trump in the New Hampshire primary, Republican candidate Nikki Haley has lost a major Democrat source of support – billionaire (hoax funding) LinkedIn founder, Reid Hoffman.
Hoffman, suffering from a severe case of Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS), wrote in December that while he supports Joe Biden, he thought that Haley had the best chance of beating Trump in the Republican primary.
“If America is to avoid another Trump presidency, it will be because Trump loses an election next year. If he is to lose, it will either be to Nikki Haley in the primary, or Joe Biden in the general,” he wrote on LinkedIn, noting that he gave to Haley’s super PAC after listening to JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon speak at the DealBook conference in support of Haley.
That calculus for Hoffman appears to have changed as Haley lost the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary to Trump. Hoffman is one of Haley’s first wealthy donors to start heading for the exits as she tries to remain in the primary race against Trump.
A Republican fundraiser told CNBC on Wednesday that three clients who each helped Haley raise up to $100,000 for her campaign are now opting out of assisting the former U.N. ambassador.
Others explained that while they plan to speak out publicly in support of Haley, they aren’t convinced they’ll be able to raise much money for her campaign since she’s winless so far in the primary season. -CNBC
More recently, Hoffman bankrolled Trump ‘rape is sexy’ accuser E. Jean Carroll.
Trump dominates Haley by 30 points in her home state of South Carolina, according to RealClear Politics.