One thing we all love about President Trump is that he’s not beholden to anyone.
And that’s what makes him so free….
Such a Maverick.
He says whatever he wants, whenever he wants.
Because he’s not trying to appease pollsters or donors.
He’s his own man.
We have a word for that, it’s called Authentic.
And it also means no one is going to call him up and tell him to stop saying what he’s saying or stop doing what he’s doing under threat of losing political funding.
But Ronald DeSanctus?
Well, let’s just say it doesn’t look good.
Sorry Ron, I’m just not a fan and this is one reason why.
The other reason is your nasally, Beta-male voice.
It just gets under my skin.
But setting that nasally voice aside, let’s investigate if DeSantis is his own man like Trump.
I think not.
Look no further than this Tweet from today:
“DeSantis plans Wall Street fundraiser with former Soros exec” https://t.co/hKP77Nf9r3
— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) June 12, 2023
That’s not good.
NEW: Rob DeSantis will be in NY later this month for a fundraiser that will be co-hosted by a former partner of a George Soros backed firm.https://t.co/F9mY8QiKNB
— Alex Bruesewitz 🇺🇸 (@alexbruesewitz) June 12, 2023
From CNBC, here’s more:
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is coming to New York for a private presidential campaign fundraiser that’s set to be hosted by at least four Wall Street executives, including one with past ties to a firm backed by liberal billionaire George Soros, a frequent target of DeSantis and other Republicans.
The event is scheduled to take place June 29 at the swanky Yale Club, according to a copy of an invitation seen by CNBC. It will be one of DeSantis’ first fundraisers in the Big Apple since he officially launched his campaign for president last month.
It also comes soon after Donald Trump, the frontrunner in the 2024 GOP primary, was indicted on dozens of counts in a state case in Manhattan and a federal case in Miami.
New York is a lucrative fundraising hotspot for both parties. Donors in the New York metro area contributed over $680 million to their preferred political candidates during the 2022 election cycle, according to data from the nonpartisan OpenSecrets.
The hosts listed on the DeSantis invitation include Paul Ardire, a partner at GoldenTree Asset Management, along with Christian Michalik, Rob Michalik and Corwynne Carruthers, who are all leaders at Kinderhook Industries, a private equity firm with at least $5 billion in assets under management, according to data from PitchBook. GoldenTree has at least $50 billion in assets under management, PitchBook says.
Shortly after publication of this story, Ardire called CNBC to say that he was added to the gathering’s host list by “mistake.” CNBC saw two different invitations to the event showing him as a co-host.
“I think it was a misunderstanding,” Ardire said. “I said, ‘I might be able to come to the event,’” he added. Ardire said he’s not going to the event or supporting DeSantis for president because GoldenTree does not allow partners to back state-based officials for office. DeSantis is still governor of Florida and GoldenTree has an office in West Palm Beach, Fla.
According to the invitation, in order to attend the DeSantis fundraiser, a co-host must raise $50,000 and attendees to the lunch must contribute $6,600, the maximum amount a donor can give that can then be split evenly between the primary campaign account and the general election account.
An old Soros connection
One of the hosts, Michalik, was a partner at Soros Private Equity Partners, a leveraged buyout fund sponsored by George Soros, according to Michalik’s corporate biography on Kinderhook’s website.
He was a partner there from 1999 until 2003, before founding Kinderhook, according to Michalik’s LinkedIn page. The Soros private equity firm was an arm of Soros Fund Management, which was once structured as a hedge fund but is now organized as a family office. In 2001, Michalik was appointed to the board of Texas-based RLX Technologies after the Soros fund invested $40 million in the company, according to The Houston Chronicle.
Michalik has given sporadically to Republican officials, according to data from OpenSecrets. One of his biggest donations came in 2006 for $10,000 to the Republican Party of Florida. During the 2022 election cycle Michalik gave $5,800 to Jesse Reising, a Republican who lost in a primary for an Illinois House seat.
DeSantis has taken aim at candidates financed by Soros, a Democratic megadonor. “In Florida we’ve recognized the menace posed by left wing prosecutors who get elected usually with big campaign contributions from people like George Soros,” he said earlier this month while on the campaign trail.
And if you think that’s too tenuous a connection, how about this direct endorsement?
REMINDER: George Soros endorsed Ron Desantis. Not a good look. pic.twitter.com/rNOes0VHZH
— Chris Tubbs (@thechristubbs) June 9, 2023
Stew Peters had this scoop:
This DeSantis Spokeswoman owes her career to George Soros.
No wonder she wants more illegals in the US. pic.twitter.com/cmtlaXfrPg
— Stew Peters (@realstewpeters) June 7, 2023
Here’s the bigger issue….
It’s not even just Soros.
It’s the fact that DeSantis is bought and paid for just like everyone else who takes big campaign donations:
For those keeping track, these are the people Rob DeSantis has fundraising for Him:
-Bud Light lobbyists
-Puberty Blocker lobbyists
-former George Soros partners
– Bush allies
The Swamp is all in for Rob!
— Alex Bruesewitz 🇺🇸 (@alexbruesewitz) June 12, 2023
FOLLOW THE MONEY.
Ken Griffin is the second Biggest Donor in American Politics, only behind George Soros.
Griffin has already given Ron DeSantis millions and millions of dollars for both his Senate and Gubernatorial Races over the past 10 years. Now, Griffin is going all in on… pic.twitter.com/B91v2T9hF7
— Ole Murica (@OleMurica) June 12, 2023
Ron DeSantis Is Trending For All The Wrong Reasons…
When you’re running for President, you want to get attention.
Trending online is great!
Unless….it’s for a bad reason.
Unless you’re having your Howard Dean moment.
Do you remember when that happened?
If you don’t remember or never saw it, you’re in for a treat.
This is not even a human sound, I have no idea how he did this.
When it’s called “THE Scream” you know that’s very bad for you.
Oddly enough, that happened in Iowa and Ron DeSantis may have just had his Howard Dean moment….also in Iowa.
Let’s start with the pictures, because they’re bad enough.
Here is Ron DeSantis laughing:
Sort of campaigning for the presidency in Iowa can be fun… pic.twitter.com/F07AK3uKiz
— John McCormick (@McCormickJohn) May 13, 2023
It was immediately mocked online:
This is the result of DeSantis‘s advisors telling DeSantis to be more likable, and now they’re just going to be like “actually nvm, just do what you were doing before and we’ll hope for the best and pray” https://t.co/DZMM6Vn8a1
— Aaron Carr (@aaronAcarr) May 14, 2023
Facial expressions just destroying this guy’s campaign https://t.co/LuXDKopxD6
— Populism Updates (@PopulismUpdates) May 13, 2023
Some feat to have your worse Iowa campaign pic not involve state fair food, but there is time I guess https://t.co/KwiapOFrmP
— Don Moynihan (@donmoyn) May 13, 2023
Ok, so that’s….odd, right?
But maybe it’s just a bad still frame.
We all look bad in pictures sometimes.
Maybe the video will be better.
Oh damn if you thought the photo was cringe then just wait till you hear it with the audio pic.twitter.com/ok0MMFwRpj
— Wu Tang is for the Children (@WUTangKids) May 16, 2023
This is not normal:
oh my god why did no one tell me this is what the video looks like pic.twitter.com/pPcff2UeB7
— Tim Hogan (@timjhogan) May 16, 2023
Me too Brian:
this makes me so uncomfortablepic.twitter.com/qrhv7f2ZiK
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) May 16, 2023
This one was funny:
He acts like the bug alien from Men in Black when it was in the body of the farmer https://t.co/CkQp1nNQxf
— Zito (@_Zeets) May 16, 2023
Definitely not normal human movements:
>>Activate human laughter simulator https://t.co/REJF87QdZE
— Rebekah Jones (@GeoRebekah) May 16, 2023
this is what it looks like when the joker gas hits https://t.co/FlRnwt574E
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) May 16, 2023
And back to the Howard Dean moment.
I’m afraid you may be toast Ronald:
— Jacob Silverman 🤌🪨 (@SilvermanJacob) May 16, 2023
Now….compare whatever the hell that was to this:
ICONIC: Donald Trump, American Badass!
“Iconic” is the only word I have for this.
You’re going to love this…
Remember last weekend when President Trump attended UFC 287 with Kid Rock, Dana White and Iron Mike Tyson?
And the crowd erupted?
And after the fight the winner told Joe Rogan and the entire stadium that Donald Trump was the best President in his entire lifetime?
And then he started a “Let’s Go Brandon” chant?
But even cooler is the video that someone stitched together and put to music — the perfect music bed for this video, Kid Rock’s “American Badass”.
It’s only 2 minutes but so good.
I’ve listed to it 5 times already.
So freaking cool! pic.twitter.com/T7ecof5AqP
— DailyNoah.com (@DailyNoahNews) April 15, 2023
And on Rumble here: