Recipients include Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (Nev.), former Pennsylvania governor Edward G. Rendell, and Rahm Emanuel, a former aide to President Obama who received $50,000 from Trump during his recent run to become Chicago’s mayor, records show. Many of the contributions have been concentrated in New York, Florida and other states where Trump has substantial real estate and casino interests.
The Democrat donations will provide The Donald with another platform to grab the headlines away from other Republican candidates for President. These professional politicians have been very carefully laying the groundwork for their run, while The Donald just fires from the hip, grabbing the sound bites and headlines from the establishment Republicans.
Trump is having great appeal to the party’s conservatives and is showing strong poll numbers. He has attacked Obama about his birth record, prompting the White House to release Obama’s long form birth certificate.