Billionaire Republican Donor Jumps Ship

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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There is a line in the movie iRobot, where the main character, played by Will Smith, is arguing with another character. At one point he becomes so frustrated that he says to her that she must be “the dumbest smart person” he’s ever met.

And that’s the point of this article, or more to the point, the question it revolves around.

Do you ever wonder how otherwise brilliant business people can be so darn ignorant or so monumentally naïve? Well I certainly do. But it seems these days to be becoming much more common place. And I think a lot just simply has to do with otherwise smart peoples’ dislike and discomfort of the Trump public persona.

Count Ohio billionaire and longtime Republican donor Les Wexner, as one of these. “Wexner, the CEO of retail conglomerate L Brands, which owns Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works, announced at a leadership summit in Columbus on Thursday that he ‘won’t support this nonsense in the Republican Party’ anymore,” writes the HuffPo.

What does he mean by nonsense? In a word – Trump, but I think it’s a little more than just that. read more