President Donald Trump may have had a tumultuous first two weeks, but that doesn’t bother Louis DeJoy. “He’s doing great,” said the Greensboro investor. “So far he’s doing what he said he was going to do.” DeJoy was one of Trump’s biggest N.C. donors and fundraisers. Records show he gave $111,000 to the Trump Victory Fund, a joint committee that split money between the campaign and party groups. He gave the Republican National Committee another $273,000 to help elect Trump.
DeJoy wasn’t the president’s only top N.C. contributor. Fred Eshelman, a former pharmaceutical executive from Wilmington, gave Trump Victory $200,000. Doug Lebda, CEO of Charlotte-based Lending Tree, gave $102,615 to the Great America PAC, which spent millions on Trump’s behalf. David Schamens of Davie County, CEO of TradeStream Analytics, gave Trump Victory $42,000 and, according to an FEC report, a net $157,000 to America Comes First PAC.
I hardly need to say it, but I'm going to say it: If you do business with any of these idiotas, please stop. Disassociate, divest, deprive them of your commerce, deny them access to your inner circle, and direct your investments and support to their rivals. Promoting Fascism should never (again) be a profitable enterprise, so exercise your option as an enlightened Capitalist and make these social parasites regret dashing off those checks. As for the smaller donors:
Gary Ballard, president of EnviroServe Chemicals in Dunn and a $500 Trump donor, said the president already has helped the economy by threatening new taxes on companies that move jobs oversees. He pointed to decisions like Ford’s to abandon plans for a new plant in Mexico.
“I don’t think some of the plants talking about moving will move now, and some of the plants that have moved will come back,” said Ballard, whose company markets industrial chemicals.
Dude, if you believe NC's former industrial giants (textiles and furniture) are going to come back in any but the slightest capacity, you are delusional. Might want to check for chemical leaks around the job site, pal.