The Wall Street Journal break a story of a Wall Street Billionaire/Financier, Hank Greenberg, giving Jeb Bush (via Super-PAC) a $10 million donation. Greenberg, not wanting to have his name associated in the historical world of all things loser, immediately says – no, no I did not; it was the firm who gave the idiot the money, not me….
We told you this would happen.
(Fox Business News – Video) Billionaire businessman Maurice “Hank” Greenberg backed away from an alleged $10 million contribution he was said to have made to a PAC affiliated with the presidential campaign of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.
In an exclusive interview with FOX Business, Greenberg, the former CEO of insurance giant American International Group, sought to clarify reports that he personally made a contribution to Bush’s PAC, Right to Rise USA.
He told FOX Business that the contribution was not a personal one, but one made by the company he controls, CV Starr. He then made a critique of the Bush campaign, which has so far failed to gain much traction in the crowded field for the GOP 2016 presidential nomination.
“I didn’t make the contribution, the company did,” Greenberg said in an interview with FOX Business. “I like Jeb Bush. I’m sorry he is not living up to expectations, but that’s the reality of it.”
He declined to comment further.
Greenberg’s statement to FOX Business has been viewed by some GOP fund raisers as leaving the door open to the possibility that the insurance magnate may make a more explicit endorsement of another candidate, such as Florida U.S. Senator Marco Rubio. Fund raisers for Rubio have also been lobbying Greenberg for a possible endorsement and financial support, people with direct knowledge of the matter say. (read more with video)
Trump simply began with the end in mind:
August 2015 […] There has been much talk of wall building amid the punditry regarding Donald Trump, but the most effective wall candidate Trump’s building is actually between the Bush Campaign and the Wall Street financiers who are both Jeb’s treasury and armory.
[…] The handlers who are financing the Jeb Bush campaign, do not want to be connected to the losing end of a highly charged political bid.
This puts Wall Street in the position of having to concede to Trump’s ‘Main Street’ terms, and this couldn’t come at a worse moment for them. (link)