Donald Trump Is Winning Back Anti-Trump Republican Donors

A top Republican donor who previously backed Donald Trump‘s rivals Tim Scott and Nikki Haley in the GOP primary has now confirmed he will be voting for the former president in the 2024 election.

Eric Levine, who has frequently said he wouldn’t vote for Trump in the wake of the January 6 attack on the Capitol in 2021, has written a memo which has been shared on social media confirming he is switching allegiances, while stating that “the adage of ‘never say never’ is a wise one.”

The move will be seen as a boost from Trump’s White House bid amid suggestions that he is struggling to gather sufficient support from more moderate Republicans voters which he will need in the general election, including the millions who voted for Haley in the GOP primary.

The switch from Levine, head of the litigation and bankruptcy department at corporate law firm Eiseman Levine Lehrhaupt & Kakoyiannis, comes shortly after the influential conservative group Club For Growth appeared ready to embrace Trump having spent the past year spurning the former president’s latest White House bid.

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Former President Donald Trump gives a brief statement after attending the wake for slain NYPD Officer Jonathan Diller at the Massapequa Funeral Home on March 28, 2024 in Massapequa, New York. A Republican donor who…

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On March 1, Trump told Club for Growth donors at a retreat in Florida that he and the organization’s president, David McIntosh, are now “back in love” after being hostile with each other for several months, reported Politico.

News of Levine’s switch was reported on X by Teddy Schleifer, a writer for Puck News, who published an email he said Levine had sent to his network.

Newsweek has contacted Levine’s office for comment by email.

In his memo, Levine said that he has now decided to vote for Trump in November due to a “dramatic change in circumstances, albeit reluctantly and with reservations.”

He added: “I remain concerned about Trump’s relationship with the truth. I continue to cringe every time he tells the lie about a stolen election. And the thought that he did nothing while rioters ran through the Capitol chanting ‘hang Mike Pence‘ still haunts me.

“Unfortunately, as much as I—like 70% of my fellow Americans—wanted something better, the November election will present us with the binary choice between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. The question becomes: as between the two, who will leave a better, safer, and more prosperous America for my grandchildren? Hands down, the answer is Trump.”

Levine goes on to explain that he has decided to back Trump over concerns about the safety of American Jews in the wake of a backlash to Israel’s war on the Palestinian militant group Hamas, as well as what Levine describes as the “Social Justice agenda” being pushed across the country by progressive Democrats.

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