(Conservativepeak.com) – No matter how much President Donald Trump achieves, the Never Trump movement never seems to die. This week it was revealed that a GOP donor who became a Never Trumper after the 2016 election victory, has made huge contributions to a PAC connected to the Iowa Democratic caucus mess.
Donor Seth Klarman, one of the biggest republican donors from New England, is reported to have given more than $1 million in donations to a group partly responsible for the Iowa caucus drama. It is said that Klarman gave the money under the impression that he would be helping prevent Republican excess.
The PAC in question, PACRONYM, received $1.5 million from Klarman in 2019 according to its filings with the Federal Election Commission. What makes this story so interesting is that the PAC was connected with a group that is believed to have founded Shadow, the mobile app that was responsible for the miscalculations in the Democratic Iowa caucus.
Speaking to the New York Times in 2018, Klarman said his intention was to “turn the House and Senate as a check on Donald Trump and his runaway presidency.” In the last four years, Klarman has given millions of dollars to various democratic compaigns in an attempt to retake control of congress.
Klarman is also the CEO of Baupost Group, a company that gave more than $7 million in donations to the New England Republican Party, according to a Boston Globe report in 2015. However, after declaring Trump a threat to democracy, his focus has turned largely towards Democrat campaigns.
Speaking to the New York Times, Klarman said:
“One of the reasons I’m willing to come out of my shell and talk to you is because I think democracy is at stake…I don’t care what good things are happening because I am drawn to focus on the democratic norms that are being eroded.”
He offered no explanation or examples of the “democratic norms” that President Trump is eroding. After winning the 2016 presidential election fair and square, Donald Trump has made no attempts to curtail democratic process or interfere with fair elections. The Democrats, however, can’t say the same – they’ve spent the last few years accusing the president of cooperating with the Russians and attempting to blackmail Ukraine.