Right-wing billionaire Robert Mercer is staying out of President Trump’s re-election campaign after being a very influential donor during his first campaign.
In 2016, the Wall Street hedge-fund owner donated $15.5 million along with his wife, Diana, to the campaign. They gave an additional $1 million to Trump’s inaugural committee. They also brought controversial data firm Cambridge Analytica into the mix.
Mercer was also influential in getting Citizens United President David Bossie installed as Trump’s deputy campaign manager. He also pushed for pollster Kellyanne Conway to be made Trump’s campaign manager, and Breitbart executive chairman Steve Bannon to be made his campaign CEO. These changes are ultimately what led to Trump’s campaign gaining tremendous momentum in the final months of 2016 and ultimately Trump becoming president.
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