Establishment Republicans plan to vote for Hillary
The subject of Trump came up at a recent Beverly Hills lunch hosted by former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Rockwell Schnabel.
Seated around the table in the private dining room of the Hotel Bel-Air were several of the West Coast’s most powerful Republican donors, including Ronald Spogli, the venture capitalist and former ambassador to Italy under President George W. Bush; his business partner Bradford Freeman; and Riordan.
A story that circulated after the lunch was that the donors engaged in a hypothetical question: “If it was Donald Trump running against Hillary Clinton, who would you vote for?”
One version has it that most of the Republicans at the table put their hands up for Clinton.
An indication that keeping the flow of immigrants is more important to these donors than anything else? Either that, or they fear Trump because, unlike all other politicians, they know he can’t be bought.
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Rubio still remains a very strong favorite in betting markets, but those markets are now telling us that if Rubio doesn’t make it, then Trump is strongly favored as the second-most-likely nominee over everyone else.