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Tags: Trump Administration | Donald Trump | GOP2016 | trump | campaign | donors | reports

Trump Campaign Retains Big Donors Amid Reports of Refund Requests

Trump Campaign Retains Big Donors Amid Reports of Refund Requests

Donald Trump (Getty Images/Mandel Ngan/AFP)

By    |   Wednesday, 12 October 2016 12:54 PM

Donald Trump has lost support from several backers since the release of a video showing him making lewd comments about women, although NBC News reported two major donors are asking the campaign for refunds, The Wall Street Journal reported Trump's top donors have not backed out yet.

Two big-money donors emailed the Trump campaign asking for their money back, according to NBC News.

In one email, subject line "Trump support withdrawal," one donor wrote to a Trump fundraiser, "I cannot express my disappointment enough regarding the recent events surrounding Mr. Trump."

"I regret coming to the Trump support event, and in particular allowing my son to be a part of it," said the donor, who both gave and raised money for Trump. "I respectfully request that my money be refunded."

Another donor wrote to the Trump camp saying he is "mortified" by the video, saying "I can not (sic) support a sexist man. I have three young children and will not support a crude sexist man. I expect a refund of my donation. Please process immediately, and I thank you for your help."

Trump spokesman Jason Miller denied the report, saying the campaign is "unaware of any donors making such a request."

Rob Bailey, GOP fundraiser and Texas finance co-chairman for the Trump campaign, told the Journal the candidate's performance in the second presidential debate will aid the campaign in fundraising this week.

"People took a second off to digest what was going on around them, and then realized that that was 11 years ago," he said of Trump's remarks.

"We are completely indifferent to Mr. Trump's locker room braggadocio," read a statement from hedge-fund manager Robert Mercer and his daughter, Rebekah, reiterating their support for Trump. "America is finally fed up and disgusted with its political elite. Trump is channeling this disgust and those among the political elite who quake before the boom-box of media blather do not appreciate the apocalyptic choice that America faces on November 8th."

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Donald Trump has lost support from several backers since the release of a video showing him making lewd comments about women, although NBC News reported two major donors are asking the campaign for refunds, The Wall Street Journal reported Trump's top donors have not backed out yet.
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