Multi-billionaire and Biden megadonor, Barry Diller, has donated $50,000 to aid the presidential campaign of Republican Trump rival Chris Christie.
Diller has already donated $100,000 to the re-election campaign of Joe Biden, but now the Biden Megadonor seems to have started a concerning trend with anti-Trump candidates positioning themselves as a rival to the former president, the New York Post reported.
The Washington Post reported that Democrats spent tens of millions in advance of the 2022 midterm elections in efforts to prop up Republican primary candidates who they saw as weak and easy to defeat in the general election.
According to the Post, Democrats spent $53.3 million in 13 different Republican primaries, but fewer than half of the Democrats’ preferred candidates prevailed.
However, they don’t seem to be bothered.
Moreover, liberals have donated to Christie in both large and small amounts.
Kara Swisher, host of Vox Media’s “On with Kara Swisher” podcast, gave Christie a modest $5.
“I gave him money ’cause I want him to be on the stage. I want him to reach that number. And I really like debates,” Swisher said on a recent episode of her podcast, according to the New York Post.
“I watch them, and I think it’s important that Trump has someone who actually can take him on a little better.”
What appears to be the real motive behind liberals’ support for Christie….stopping Trump.
While Swisher gave Christie the equivalent of a small amount, Diller, with a net worth of $3.8 billion, according to Forbes, contributed way more – but the effect will be the same.
A new Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday showed that only 17 percent of Republicans have a favorable view of Christie.
Meanwhile, the RealClearPolitics average of nationwide polls for Christie was 2.7 percent.
However, Diller thinks Christie’s presidential bid is a worthwhile investment.
“I think nominating Donald Trump has such destructive consequences that supporting Chris Christie’s campaign to stop that from happening is something I very much support,” Diller told the New York Post in an email. “I also like and respect Christie.”
Diller’s “like” and “respect” for Christie are just words when they are part of a bigger strategy to stop Trump.
It isn’t easy to believe that Diller takes Christie seriously.