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Facebook co-founder pledging 20 million to defeat Trump

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — A billionaire Facebook co-founder says he is giving $20 million to help defeat Donald Trump, calling the Republican presidential candidate divisive and dangerous and his appeals to Americans who feel left behind "quite possibly a deliberate con."

    By contrast, Dustin Moskovitz says Democrats and their nominee, Hillary Clinton, are "running on a vision of optimism, pragmatism, inclusiveness and mutual benefit."

    Moskovitz wrote about the contributions in a Thursday night posting on the website Medium.

    "As a nation, we need to figure out how to bring everyone with us, and we believe the Democratic platform currently is more aligned with ensuring that happens," he wrote.

    "In comparison, Donald Trump's promises to this group are quite possibly a deliberate con, an attempt to rally energy and support without the ability or intention to deliver. His proposals are so implausible that the nation is forced to worry that his interest in the presidency might not even extend beyond winning a contest and promoting his personal brand."

    Moskovitz said he and his wife, Cari Tuna, are giving half of their $20 million to the League of Conservation Voters and to the For Our Future political action committee. The latter group is a get-out-the-vote effort in battleground states that is paid for primarily by labor unions and hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer.

    Moskovitz and Tuna also are giving directly to Clinton's campaign and to party committees helping Senate and congressional Democrats, he said.

    Moskovitz's political giving makes him the second-largest Democratic contributor of the election, after Steyer.

  • Center Left
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    Take a moment and get a mental picture of the typical Trump voter. . . . is that who you want guiding your country ? I hope not. Not that we would end up with those influences though because they're brainless sheep being lied to by a major con man. If he's elected it would take about 1 second for him to forget they ever existed. His only concern would be how to milk that cow to put as much money into his accounts as possible. When talking at the coffee shop, encourage people to register to vote because this clown only gives a damn about himself. The sheep don't yet understand that.
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    TJ Wrote: Take a moment and get a mental picture of the typical Trump voter. . . . is that who you want guiding your country ? I hope not. Not that we would end up with those influences though because they're brainless sheep being lied to by a major con man. If he's elected it would take about 1 second for him to forget they ever existed. His only concern would be how to milk that cow to put as much money into his accounts as possible. When talking at the coffee shop, encourage people to register to vote because this clown only gives a damn about himself. The sheep don't yet understand that.
    T.J. absolutely correct; 42% of people here have no clue what it takes to run this country, let alone the complexity of the world around us. They get drunk on this island and then think they know it all.
  • Liberal
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    Dutch Wrote:

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A billionaire Facebook co-founder says he is giving $20 million to help defeat Donald Trump, calling the Republican presidential candidate divisive and dangerous and his appeals to Americans who feel left behind "quite possibly a deliberate con."

    By contrast, Dustin Moskovitz says Democrats and their nominee, Hillary Clinton, are "running on a vision of optimism, pragmatism, inclusiveness and mutual benefit."

    Moskovitz wrote about the contributions in a Thursday night posting on the website Medium.

    "As a nation, we need to figure out how to bring everyone with us, and we believe the Democratic platform currently is more aligned with ensuring that happens," he wrote.

    "In comparison, Donald Trump's promises to this group are quite possibly a deliberate con, an attempt to rally energy and support without the ability or intention to deliver. His proposals are so implausible that the nation is forced to worry that his interest in the presidency might not even extend beyond winning a contest and promoting his personal brand."

    Moskovitz said he and his wife, Cari Tuna, are giving half of their $20 million to the League of Conservation Voters and to the For Our Future political action committee. The latter group is a get-out-the-vote effort in battleground states that is paid for primarily by labor unions and hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer.

    Moskovitz and Tuna also are giving directly to Clinton's campaign and to party committees helping Senate and congressional Democrats, he said.

    Moskovitz's political giving makes him the second-largest Democratic contributor of the election, after Steyer.

    This is a good one. I wonder how many of Tumpenstiens base will give to it thinking its a conservative committee instead of a conservation committee!