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BumRushDaShow

(131,825 posts)
Tue Jan 30, 2024, 08:25 PM Jan 2024

Exclusive: Hotelier Robert Bigelow gives Trump $1 million for legal fees

Source: Reuters

January 30, 2024 5:55 PM EST


Jan 30 (Reuters) - Hotelier Robert Bigelow told Reuters on Tuesday he gave Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump $1 million for his legal fees and agreed to donate another $20 million to a pro-Trump outside group for campaign purposes.

"I gave him $1 million towards his legal fees a few weeks ago. I made a promise to give him $20 million more, that will be to the super PAC," the Nevada-based owner of Budget Suites of America said in an interview.

The commitments, which have not been previously reported, show some big money is coalescing around Trump, the runaway frontrunner to clinch the Republican presidential nomination to face Democrat Joe Biden in the November general election. Bigelow's donations also highlight the unusual role some political donors are playing as Trump faces four pending criminal cases this year.

Those cases include two over his efforts to reverse his 2020 presidential election loss, one over his handling of classified documents upon leaving office and another over his hush money payments to a porn star.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/world/us/donor-bigelow-gave-trump-1-mln-legal-fees-donate-20-million-more-2024-01-30/

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Exclusive: Hotelier Robert Bigelow gives Trump $1 million for legal fees (Original Post) BumRushDaShow Jan 2024 OP
imbecile and traitor supporter - rapist supporter samsingh Jan 2024 #1
Good Grief! Rhiannon12866 Jan 2024 #2
Boycott Budget Suites of America! poli-junkie Jan 2024 #3
There is that good option. Why would anyone support his legal idiocy and the political? dutch777 Jan 2024 #7
How can one boycott where one doesn't stay? Kid Berwyn Jan 2024 #8
Budget Suites: yes, charge by the hour... Onthefly Jan 2024 #11
Have never heard of it, have you? Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2024 #18
No, but I looked them up jmowreader Jan 2024 #31
When I do travel, anything with budget in their name liberal N proud Jan 2024 #21
So does this get reported on his taxes? thecrow Jan 2024 #4
Bigelow is a kook Onthefly Jan 2024 #5
Thats why I don't stay at his hotels! lol n/t Cheezoholic Jan 2024 #6
If one of his "researchers" contacts the dead,... LudwigPastorius Jan 2024 #23
If you're trying to prove Bigelow's a kook, that's a poor way of going about it NJCher Jan 2024 #28
There's a sucker born everyday. nt Javaman Jan 2024 #9
Yep, I agree NJCher Jan 2024 #37
Something is fishy... jvill Jan 2024 #10
Nailed it! Besides 1 million...isn't going to even come close PortTack Jan 2024 #12
Yeah, at this point Farmer-Rick Jan 2024 #13
He doesn't. Read all legal fees so far have been covered by his Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2024 #20
Let's assume he really is worth $10B, which we know he isn't jmowreader Jan 2024 #33
Mighty oaks enid602 Jan 2024 #14
Never knew about his "hotels". tonekat Jan 2024 #15
Have never heard of Budget Suites America. And do travel Laura PourMeADrink Jan 2024 #16
Be thankful. LudwigPastorius Jan 2024 #24
I hope the IRS takes a close look at his tax returns FakeNoose Jan 2024 #17
Well, there's one hotel chain COL Mustard Jan 2024 #19
My first thought too SouthernDem4ever Jan 2024 #22
$1 million paid. $49 million to go. Kennah Jan 2024 #25
Sounds like a hostage note/shakedown. OAITW r.2.0 Jan 2024 #26
The new Mike Lindell. Bristlecone Jan 2024 #27
Really glad I never stayed at any Pas-de-Calais Jan 2024 #29
i wonder if his name is in the Epstein docs? johnnyfins Jan 2024 #30
This ugly pudgy clown is a big funder of Gov DeShitStain AND wolfie001 Jan 2024 #32
like I said in my post upthread NJCher Jan 2024 #38
That is a cheap tip on what he has reaped from tfgs tax cuts randr Jan 2024 #34
A guy with money to burn. What an idiot. Martin68 Jan 2024 #35
I wonder Cherokee100 Jan 2024 #36

Kid Berwyn

(15,610 posts)
8. How can one boycott where one doesn't stay?
Tue Jan 30, 2024, 08:57 PM
Jan 2024

BS of America sounds so Trumpian. How are the bed bugs? Is there a charge?

jmowreader

(50,709 posts)
31. No, but I looked them up
Wed Jan 31, 2024, 07:56 AM
Jan 2024

If you're not going to Vegas, Arizona or Texas you will not have the opportunity to stay in his hotels.

liberal N proud

(60,421 posts)
21. When I do travel, anything with budget in their name
Tue Jan 30, 2024, 11:16 PM
Jan 2024

Is off limits for me anyway.

1. They usually are not that much of a budget

thecrow

(5,519 posts)
4. So does this get reported on his taxes?
Tue Jan 30, 2024, 08:34 PM
Jan 2024

And if he uses money from his super PAC for his personal legal fees, is that misusing campaign funds for personal use, not the campaign…? Is he allowed to use his PACs this way?

LudwigPastorius

(9,500 posts)
23. If one of his "researchers" contacts the dead,...
Wed Jan 31, 2024, 12:13 AM
Jan 2024

Is he going to give them the $10,000 prize that Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle offered 100 years ago?

What a yoyo.

NJCher

(36,107 posts)
28. If you're trying to prove Bigelow's a kook, that's a poor way of going about it
Wed Jan 31, 2024, 12:57 AM
Jan 2024

Most Americans believe in an afterlife. Eighty-one per cent. See study at Barna.

You could ridicule him for his beliefs in UFOs and get more traction.

Only one problem: you'd also have to throw in Senator Schumer and the late former Senator Harry Reid, too. There's actually a fairly good sized contingent of legislators who want to see if our government is spending money on reverse engineering of UFOs. This is from The Hill and the discussion is going on right now (the link on this story is today, Jan 30, 2024):

snip

In July, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced extraordinary bipartisan legislation alleging that surreptitious government “legacy programs” are attempting to reverse-engineer exotic UFOs of “non-human” origin.

In stark contrast to Kirkpatrick’s claim that a “small group” is driving recent UFO-related developments, Schumer stated that a “vast web” of UFO whistleblowers and witnesses informed the eyebrow-raising legislation. Moreover, in remarkable comments on the Senate floor, Schumer cited “multiple credible sources” to allege that elements of the U.S. government have illegally withheld UFO-related information from Congress.

Far from holding an irrational “religious belief” in UFOs, as Kirkpatrick seems to suggest, key members of Congress are dead-set on forcing government transparency on a decades-long mystery. They should be commended and encouraged, not mocked as “true believers.”

snip

I believe I know why Bigelow gave trump the million (it was for legal fees. Bigelow was a DeSantis advocate). It would be concerns over the Israel/Gaza situation. With Biden's latest accomplishments in that area, Bigelow might not have given trump that money; the article notes he gave it a while back.

To understand why he thinks this, you'd have to watch this documentary, available on FreeVee via Amazon Prime: "And Did They Listen?"

p.s. I know you won't watch, but others might. If anyone does watch, keep your ears open for what will happen if the US attacks Iran.

 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
20. He doesn't. Read all legal fees so far have been covered by his
Tue Jan 30, 2024, 10:45 PM
Jan 2024

Super Pac. Until recent verdict. Lol.

jmowreader

(50,709 posts)
33. Let's assume he really is worth $10B, which we know he isn't
Wed Jan 31, 2024, 08:06 AM
Jan 2024

Which would you rather do:

1. Spend a million dollars of your own on legal fees
2. Spend someone else's million dollars on legal fees.

One day, when Trump was between wives, he went to a restaurant that claimed to serve "Hamberders Just Like Your Mother Used To Make." He got one, ate it, liked it, and tipped the server three cents.

The server stopped him as he was going out the door. "Mr. Trump," she said, "I can tell everything about a person by looking at their tips. Would you like me to tell you everything about you?"

"Why yes, of course I would."

"First, I see that you tipped three pennies. Three is a very lucky number so you must be a very lucky man. Would you say that's accurate?"
"I am. Please continue."

"Next, I notice that all these pennies are new and shiny, which means you are a man of the modern era, never wanting to deal with ancient things. We still good?"
"We are. This is interesting."

"I notice all three of them were laid on the table heads up and in a nice straight line, so we know you are smart and meticulous."
"Very much so, yes."

"The first penny shows that you are a thrifty man."
"I am. What about the second?"

"The second shows that you are a bachelor."
"Yes, for now. And about the third?"

"It says your father was a bachelor too, you cheap bastard."

enid602

(8,762 posts)
14. Mighty oaks
Tue Jan 30, 2024, 09:56 PM
Jan 2024

Trump has gone from renting rooms to foreign dignitaries (at inflated prices) to accepting handouts from a bum who rents to his supporters.

OAITW r.2.0

(25,215 posts)
26. Sounds like a hostage note/shakedown.
Wed Jan 31, 2024, 12:40 AM
Jan 2024

"I gave him $1 million towards his legal fees a few weeks ago. I made a promise to give him $20 million more, that will be to the super PAC," the Nevada-based owner of Budget Suites of America said in an interview.

wolfie001

(2,530 posts)
32. This ugly pudgy clown is a big funder of Gov DeShitStain AND
Wed Jan 31, 2024, 08:06 AM
Jan 2024

a big believer in UFOs. What a frigging lunatic. He can go fuck the hell off.

NJCher

(36,107 posts)
38. like I said in my post upthread
Wed Jan 31, 2024, 08:23 PM
Jan 2024
a big believer in UFOs.

If you're going to condemn this guy (and I condemn him, too, just not for the same reasons), then you have to condemn some of our most prominent Democratic representatives. See my post 28.



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