Trump Opening Our Country Council Is Loaded With Big Trump Donors

Trump's Opening Our Country Council Members and Their Companies Contributed $103 Million to Trump Political Entities

By Rick Claypool, Taylor Lincoln, Mike Tanglis and Alan Zibel

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April 17, 2020 – The members and employers of 36 percent of the Opening Our Country Council that President Donald Trump announced this week have made contributions to Trump’s campaign committee, political committees supporting him or his inaugural committee.

  • Members of the committee and their companies have given Trump entities a combined $103 million.
  • Of the 220 members on the reopen council, 79 are associated with contributions to Trump political entities either by giving directly (37) or through contributions only by their company or company PAC (42).
  • In total, members of the council and their companies have contributed more than $103 million to Trump political entities. Of this, 88 percent of this money came directly from people serving on the council.

Table 1: Dollar Contributions by Members of Council to Trump Political Entities

DonorFuture45Trump Inauguration CommitteeAmerica First ActionRebuilding America NowTrump VictoryGreat America CommitteeAdditional Campaign Contribs*Grand Total
Member$27,840,000$12,211,000$22,697,726$19,000,000$9,391,106$90,000$11,175$91,241,007
Company or PAC$0$11,121,650$577,660$0$80,400$184,000$0$11,963,711
Total$27,840,000$23,332,650$23,275,387$19,000,000$9,471,506$274,000$11,175$103,204,718

 

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Table 2: List of Council Members’ Contributions to Trump Political Entities

MemberContrib. TypeTrump Inaug. CommitteeAmerica First ActionTrump VictoryFuture45Rebuilding America NowGreat America Cmte.Additional Campaign Contribs*Total
Las Vegas Sands Corp. - Sheldon AdelsonMember$5,000,000 $10,000,000 $492,600 $20,000,000 $5,000 $35,497,600
GH Palmer - Geoff PalmerMember$6,000,000 $765,200 $6,000,000 $5,000 $12,770,200
WWE - Vince McMahon (spouse of Linda McMahon, primary donor)Member$2,747,726 $513,300 $1,200,000 $6,000,000 $10,461,026
TD Ameritrade - Todd Ricketts **Member$1,000,000 $500,000 $908,400 $3,140,000 $10,000 $5,558,400
Home Depot - Bernie MarcusMember$100,000 $5,000,000 $5,000 $5,105,000
Mountaire Farms - Ronnie CameronMember$800,000 $496,700 $2,000,000 $3,296,700
Treasure Island Hotels - Phil RuffinMember$1,025,000 $1,320,400 $2,345,400
Elliott Management - Paul SingerMember$1,000,000 $1,250,000 $5,000 $2,255,000
Charles Schwab - Chuck SchwabMember$1,000,000 $1,000,000 $10,000 $2,010,000
Continental Resources - Harold Hamm (includes corporate contrib)Member & PAC & Corp$100,000 $1,077,660 $539,400 $10,000 $1,727,060
Citadel LLC - Kenneth GriffinMember$100,000 $1,250,000 $5,000 $1,355,000
Witkoff Group - Steve Witkoff **Member & Corp$300,000 $949,400 $1,249,400
LDJ Global Strategies - Louis DeJoyMember$100,000 $1,103,700 $5,000 $1,208,700
Hess Corporation - John HessMember$1,000,000 $100,000 $1,100,000
UFC - Dana WhiteMember$1,000,000 $35,000 $1,035,000
Bank of America - Brian MoynihanCorp$1,000,000 $1,000,000
Stephens, Inc. - Warren StephensMember$1,000,000 $1,000,000
Dow Inc. - James FitterlingMember$1,000,000 $1,000,000
Qualcomm - Steven MollenkopfCorp$1,000,000 $1,000,000
New England Patriots - Bob KraftCorp$1,000,000 $1,000,000
Dallas Cowboys - Jerry JonesCorp$1,000,000 $1,000,000
Blackstone - Stephen SchwarzmanMember & PAC$250,000 $704,800 $954,800
Paulson & Co. - John PaulsonMember$250,000 $587,206 $837,206
Vornado Realty Trust - Steven RothMember$550,000 $550,000
Chevron - Mike WirthCorp$525,000 $525,000
General Motors Company - Mary BarraPAC & Corp$498,650 $15,000 $513,650
FedEx - Fred SmithPAC & Corp$502,320 $10,000 $512,320
JPMorgan Chase - Jamie DimonCorp$500,000 $500,000
ExxonMobil - Darren WoodsCorp$500,000 $500,000
Microsoft - Satya NadellaCorp$500,000 $500,000
Intel - Bob SwanCorp$500,000 $500,000
Grimmway Farms - Barbara GrimmMember$250,000 $100,000 $350,000
Coca-Cola - James QuinceyCorp$335,638 $335,638
Google (Alphabet Inc) - Sundar PichaiCorp$285,000 $285,000
PepsiCo - Ramon LaguartaPAC & Corp$257,296 $10,000 $267,296
Comcast - Brian RobertsPAC & Corp$250,000 $10,000 $260,000
Ford Motor Company - Bill FordPAC & Corp$250,000 $5,000 $255,000
Charter Communications - Thomas RutledgePAC & Corp$250,000 $5,000 $255,000
UPS - David AbneyPAC & Corp$250,000 $5,000 $255,000
Fluor - Carlos HernandezCorp$250,000 $250,000
Liberty Media - John MaloneCorp$250,000 $250,000
Walmart - Doug McMillonCorp$150,000 $150,000
Home Depot - Ken LangoneMember$100,000 $5,000 $105,000
Valero - Joseph GorderPAC & Corp$100,000 $5,000 $105,000
Northrop Grumman - Kathy WardenCorp$100,000 $100,000
Southern Company - Tom FanningCorp$100,000 $100,000
Sequoia Capital - Doug LeoneMember$50,000 $50,000 $100,000
Jimmy John?s Founder - Jimmy John LiautaudMember$100,000 $100,000
Aetna - Karen LynchCorp$100,000 $100,000
Verizon - Hans VestbergCorp$100,000 $100,000
Perot Group and Hillwood - Ross Perot Jr.Member$85,000 $5,000 $90,000
CVS Health - Larry MerloPAC & Corp$25,000 $35,000 $5,000 $65,000
Amazon - Jeff BezosCorp$57,746 $57,746
Visa - Al KellyCorp$50,000 $50,000
Irvine Company - Don BrenMember$50,000 $50,000
Menards - John MenardMember$50,000 $50,000
Simon Property Group - David SimonMember$36,000 $5,000 $41,000
Abbott Laboratories - Robert FordCorp$35,000 $35,000
Nucor - Leon TopalianMember & PAC$25,000 $25,000
Occidental Petroleum - Vicki HollubMember & PAC$20,000 $20,000
Eli Lilly and Company - Dave RicksMember & PAC$20,000 $20,000
Honeywell - Darius AdamczykPAC$15,000 $15,000
Associated Builders and Contractors - Michael BellamanPAC$10,000 $10,000
Broadcom - Hock TanMember$10,000 $10,000
Johnson & Johnson - Alex GorskyPAC$9,000 $9,000
Emerson Electric Company - David FarrMember$8,225 $8,225
General Electric - Larry CulpPAC$7,500 $7,500
Bill HagertyMember$5,400 $5,400
Associated General Contractors - Stephen SandherrPAC$5,000 $5,000
General Dynamics - Phoebe NovakovicMember$5,000 $5,000
Merck - Kenneth FrazierPAC$5,000 $5,000
Anthem - Gail BoudreauxPAC$5,000 $5,000
Cigna - David CordaniPAC$5,000 $5,000
Pernod Ricard - Ann MukherjeePAC$5,000 $5,000
Crowley Maritime - Tom Crowley Jr.PAC$5,000 $5,000
International Franchise Association - Robert CresantiPAC$5,000 $5,000
M Crowd Restaurant - Ray WashburneMember$2,700 $2,700
Waffle House - Walt EhmerPAC$2,500 $2,500
Kay Coles JamesMember$250$250
Total$23,332,650 $23,275,387 $9,471,506 $27,840,000 $19,000,000 $274,000 $11,175 $103,204,718

 

* This reflects contributions directly to Trump’s campaign committee by individuals who did not give to the Victory Fund,
which routes contributions to Trump’s campaign committee.

** Note: Member contribution totals include contributions made by the member’s spouse. Additionally, contributions from Steve Witkoff’s sons are included in his total. Contributions from Todd Ricketts’ parents are included in his total.