© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Blackstone Group CEO and Co-Founder Steve Schwarzman speaks at a Reuters Newsmaker occasion in New York, U.S., November 6, 2019. REUTERS/Gary He/File Photograph
(Correcting Nov. 16 story’s fourth paragraph by deleting reference to most of Trump’s endorsed candidates dropping and saying as a substitute that a few of Trump’s endorsed candidates misplaced in key battleground states)
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) -Blackstone Inc Chief Government Stephen Schwarzman, who has been one in every of Wall Road’s largest donors to Donald Trump’s election campaigns, stated on Wednesday he is not going to again the previous president in 2024.
Trump introduced he would run within the 2024 U.S. presidential election on Tuesday, launching an early bid to change into the Republican nominee in an effort to pre-empt potential rivals.
Schwarzman stated it was time for brand spanking new occasion management and that he would again a special Republican within the presidential contest. “It’s time for the Republican Social gathering to show to a brand new era of leaders and I intend to help one in every of them within the presidential primaries,” he stated in an announcement, which was first reported by Axios.
Schwarzman, 75, is a outstanding Republican donor. He spent $35.5 million to help Republicans forward of final week’s midterm election. Republicans are nonetheless one seat wanting capturing management of the U.S. Home of Representatives and have didn’t take over the U.S. Senate. A few of Trump’s endorsed candidates in key battleground states resembling Pennsylvania, Georgia and Arizona misplaced their races.
“America does higher when its leaders are rooted in immediately and tomorrow, not immediately and yesterday,” Schwarzman stated.
The huge bulk of Trump’s fundraising comes from small donors. Since he left workplace, about 90% of the folks donating to his political teams have given lower than $650 per calendar 12 months, based on a Reuters evaluation of disclosures filed by WinRed, the dominant Republican donation portal.
Schwarzman is the most recent Republican to announce help for different candidates apart from Trump. Ken Griffin, billionaire founding father of Citadel Securities, has endorsed Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who handily gained re-election within the Nov. 8 election.