His party is publicly rebuking him, corporate executives are rushing to distance themselves from his administration to safeguard their own reputations, and rumors of more White House departures are swirling after Chief Strategist Steve Bannon’s ouster. But it appears that President Donald Trump can still count on one bedrock of stability: major right-wing donors.
“While corporate America is distancing itself from Trump, wealthy rightwingers are still cozying up.”
The New York Times on Friday reported that amid the outrage sparked by his “unhinged” response to the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville last weekend, the president dined with loyal, well-heeled Republican benefactors who seem perfectly willing to weather recent storms, just as long as their agenda remains the administration’s top priority.
“The dinner was scheduled weeks ago as part of a donor-outreach initiative by the Trump administration as it prepares an overhaul of the tax code,” noted Maggie Haberman and Kenneth Vogel, who broke the story for the Times.
As Common Dreams has reported, if implemented, Trump’s tax proposals would overwhelmingly favor the wealthiest—and the president himself—while potentially raising taxes on low-income and middle class Americans.
Haberman and Vogel continued:
Many observers have pointed out that while Trump has few legislative victories to speak of, his administration has been extremely successful in rolling back major environmental, civil rights, and workplace regulations.
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