Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump is standing his ground against outside donors who are seeking to control him if he wins the presidency. Trump has stated he is not going to be bounded by influence or to blackmail just so he can get money for the campaign. The Republican candidate is even considering selling one of his real estate owned buildings before he accepts donations with a catch attached.
“These are people who won’t have access to the White House,” Trump told Fox News’ “Fox and Friends Weekend.” “They want to have control over me. … I don’t want people telling me what to do.” These comments follow after several huge GOP donors took away their support when Trump refused to make deals, though some stand by Trump’s stance and still donated.
Trump has financed his own campaign for a majority of the race and has now sought out fundraising to help win the November election. But now with arrogant GOP donors holding back, Trump may still have to resort to his own personal funding, such as selling a building. “I’d have to sell a building, would I?” Trump said. “I don’t know. I have the option to do that.”