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The American Spark
Who’s Buying Donald Trump?

By Cliff Montgomery - Aug. 19th. 2016

On Aug. 16th, the American Spark revealed the top individual contributors to the Clinton presidential
campaign; today, we look at Donald Trump’s leading donors.

Trump so far has decided to largely self-fund his presidential campaign. According to Federal Election
Commission information released on July 21st, 2016 and obtained via the Center for Responsive Politics,
Trump’s campaign committee war chest holds almost $89 million - and a whopping 56% of those funds come
from his own pocket.

That’s not too bad for a guy
who has filed for bankruptcy six times.

But over $12.3 million of Trump’s campaign funds have quietly come from large individual donations ... and
the wealthy donors include those from among the best-known corporate, financial and government entities.

Such a truth reveals the ugly workings of America’s capitalist-based election process, that openly allows the
country’s most wealthy to “contribute” massive sums of money to political campaigns ... it’s a charade that
journalist Greg Palast has insightfully called “the best democracy money can buy.”

So who is buying Donald Trump? Below, the
Spark shows the total contributions made by each large donor
(i.e., entities contributing at least $10,000) to Trump’s 2016 presidential run. This tally includes donations to
his campaign committee, as well as to any pro-Trump Political Action Committees (PACs).

It also must be noted that the money from these entities “came from the organizations’ PACs; their individual
members, employees or owners; and those individuals’ immediate families,” states the Center for Responsive
Politics (CPR).

“At the federal level, the organizations themselves did not donate, as they are prohibited by law from doing
so,” CPR added.


John Powers Middleton Companies    $150,000
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Philips International Realty    $100,000
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Kushner Companies    $100,000
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Manchester Financial Group    $50,000
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AON Corp    $28,950
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AJD Construction    $25,000
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US Government    $15,357
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Snow Leopard    $13,500
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US Army    $12,121
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American Airlines Group    $11,404
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Bank of America    $11,392
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Stark1    $10,800
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MDC Holdings    $10,800
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Acorn Advisors    $10,800
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Americas Catch Inc    $10,800
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Sotheby's    $10,600
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Genie Energy Ltd    $10,000
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In Mocean Group    $10,000
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Crown Acquisitions    $10,000
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Adjfam Management    $10,000
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Rainbow Apparel Companies    $10,000
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McKool Smith PC    $10,000
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Midtown Equities    $10,000
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Brach Eichler Ll    $10,000
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Braha Brothers LLC    $10,000
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Iron Hound Management Co    $10,000
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Thor Equities    $10,000
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Centurion Realty    $10,000
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Atalanta Corp    $10,000
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