Democrat Mega-Donor, Who Visited Epstein Island, Says He Is Funding Nikki Haley to Stop Donald Trump
by John Binder
LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, a billionaire mega-donor to President Joe Biden and the Democrat Party, is helping fund former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley’s run for president in the GOP primary solely to stop former President Donald Trump from securing the nomination.
In December, the New York Times revealed that Hoffman had donated $250,000 to the Stand for America PAC, which is backing Haley in the GOP primary. In May, Hoffman admitted to visiting convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s private island, named “Little Saint James” but more commonly referred to as “Pedophile Island.”
The Times reported:
The pro-Haley super PAC, SFA Fund Inc., was asked specifically by Mr. Hoffman’s political team if it would take money from Mr. Hoffman, given that he is a Democrat who actively supports President Biden, Mr. Mehlhorn said. The super PAC, he added, said yes. [Emphasis added]
In an open letter on Tuesday, Hoffman wrote that his sole purpose for funding Haley’s presidential bid in the GOP primary is to stop Trump from securing the nomination.
“So why Nikki Haley? Plainly, because Governor Haley is also the only Republican nominee other than Trump with any chance of winning the GOP nomination,” Hoffman wrote:
Nikki Haley has disappointed me with her inconsistency in denouncing Trump, especially after the violence of January 6, and I disagree with a wide swath of her policy views. Yet, American politics are in crisis. While we are fighting to defend the idea of America from the threat of Trumpism, we need to engage with people with whom we disagree about many areas of policy and culture. Nikki Haley would not be as good for America as Joe Biden, but America would survive her administration. [Emphasis added]
If America is to avoid another Trump presidency, it will be because Trump loses an election next year. If he is to lose, it will either be to Nikki Haley in the primary, or Joe Biden in the general. I have invested in the Stand for America PAC supporting Nikki Haley because I agree with Jamie Dimon’s recent comments that Democrats should support Haley in the primary and Biden in the general election. [Emphasis added]