Report: Woody Johnson the owner of New York Jets is playing a key role in helping President Trump 2024 campaign. 1. He is planning fundraisers for Trump in the future. 2. He is personally calling GOP megadonors across the country lobbying for them to financially support Trump. pic.twitter.com/3pDtwEhK7p
New York Jets owner Woody Johnson is privately lobbying megadonors to donate to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, repots CNBC.
Johnson, a billionaire and the former American ambassador to Britain, is a loyal Trump supporter and longtime friend of the former president.
He has asked several fellow Republican billionaires to support Trump, according to allies of his who were granted anonymity to discuss the private conversations with CNBC.
“The sales pitch from team Johnson has been ‘it’s going to be Trump based on the polling. Are you just not going to get on the train as Trump heads to be the nominee?’ ” a Republican fundraiser familiar with the engagement told the news outlet.
Many big names are reluctant to support Trump, including Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman, steel magnate Andy Sabin and real estate titan Stephen Ross, according to the report, with some citing the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Johnson, who has already donated $1 million to the pro-Trump super PAC this year, is fully on board.
After every new indictment, Trump has boasted that his standing among Republicans only improves.
Nearly two-thirds of Republicans — 63% —say they want the former president to run again, according to polling from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research released last month.
Jets owner Woody Johnson is a rare figure in Donald Trump’s inner circle: A wealthy donor working behind the scenes to convince other rich Republicans to back the former president in 2024. https://t.co/0HTkd96wR7
Billionaire and New York Jets owner Woody Johnson is part of a very small group within former President Donald Trump’s inner circle: Wealthy supporters who are willing to invest their own personal capital to convince Republican megadonors to donate to Trump’s presidential campaign.
Not only is Johnson backing Trump himself, he is also doing something even more important: Lobbying members of the unofficial Republican billionaire’s club to come back into Trump’s fold, said several of Johnson’s allies who were granted anonymity in order to relay private conversations.
“The sales pitch from team Johnson has been ‘it’s going to be Trump based on the polling. Are you just not going to get on the train as Trump heads to be the nominee?’” a Republican fundraiser familiar with the engagement told CNBC.
Beyond the outreach to fellow donors, Johnson has also signaled that he plans to help organize and host fundraisers for Trump as the primary season ramps up next year, when the pivotal caucus and primary elections begin, a person close to the Jets owner explained.
So far, many of the biggest names in Republican fundraising, like Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman, steel magnate Andy Sabin and real estate titan Stephen Ross, are reluctant to “get on the train” with Trump. Several of them have said both privately and publicly that they were disillusioned with the former president after his first term ended with the deadly Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.
But not Johnson. A longtime personal friend of Trump’s and his ambassador to the United Kingdom from 2017-21, Johnson has told friends he is all in on helping his onetime boss win back the White House in 2024, according to people familiar with the matter.
Folks….the Cabal threw everything they had at Trump and he’s still standing.
Not only still standing but getting stronger each day!
Rising in the polls each day!
2024, if we get there, is going to be a LANDSLIDE!
How about you?
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