Trump’s Criticisms Of Billionaire Tom Steyer’s Campaign Record Hit Their Mark

President Donald Trump’s criticism of billionaire Tom Steyer’s record as a political campaigner Friday might be a bit overblown, but it is not without an air of truth.

Steyer is a “wacky and unhinged” environmentalist who “never wins elections!” Trump tweeted Friday morning in response to the wealthy philanthropist’s $10 million impeachment campaign. The president’s criticism is especially brutal, considering Steyer’s list of political defeats.

He spent about $86 million in the 2016 election cycle, for instance, in a losing bid to get Democrats elected. Steyer’s political group, NextGen Climate, spent about $56 million in 2016, according to campaign finance data.

NextGen also spent nearly $21 million in the 2014 election cycle, but only had a 38 percent rate of supporting winning candidates, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Steyer spent more than $73 million of his personal fortune that election cycle, only to see Republicans take control of the Senate.

Steyer’s overall contributions dwarfed those of fellow billionaire Sheldon Adelson, a conservative pledged $47 million in donations to Republican candidates in 2016.

Much of his campaign at the time focused on seven swing states, including Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Nevada. The swing state push, Steyer said at the time of the donations, is part of an initiative to engage young people and “awaken our sleeping progressive giant.”

The ad campaign didn’t matter much because Trump ultimately bulldozed his way through the financial clutter on his way to the White House. He won Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes, garnering nearly 70,000 more votes than Hillary Clinton. Trump also won Ohio’s 18 electoral votes.

Steyer crusaded against the Keystone XL Pipeline in 2014, throwing a swanky fundraising party for members of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee fundraiser. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Nevada Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid were among those who attended the $400,000 soiree; they eventually voted against a bill that would have approved the pipeline.

Steyer’s work opposing the line went down the drain after Trump signed an executive order in January approving the project. The Trump administration approved the final stages of the Keystone Pipeline in March, only 16 months after Obama rejected it.

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    Amber

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    Here in lies the Democrat party . Bought by a green lobbyist
    fixated on killing the coal industry who couldn’t give a S… about ‘fly over country ” .
    As long as Democrats remain beholding to the biggest cheque writer they are screwed . Say what you will about the means by which the Clinton foundation got it’s money they did prop up the party finances to buy the Whitehouse . How much pressure was Hillary under to make stupid statements about firing coal workers if it
    wasn’t coming from big dog bagmen ?
    If Steyer enjoys blowing his money on useless causes hey it’s his party . Now who paid for the Russian hit dossier ? Hmm I wonder ?
    The people who paid for the fake character assassination of Trump and caused hundreds of millions in unnecessary spending pushing their fraud should be sent the bill .
    What is so disturbing is the fact the “intell ” agencies act as
    rouge unaccountable political operatives stonewalling as soon as
    people get close to the truth .
    Got a feeling their role will be revealed if it already hasn’t .
    As long as Steyer is pulling the Democrat strings and Democrats
    trample all over their traditional base they are going nowhere .

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Hollywood Airhead Julia Roberts once said that DEMACRAT was OF THE PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE FOR THE PEOPLE what a load of Horsie Poo she is just typical of these Hollywood Airheads on too much dope and booze

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    Aido

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    The parties may be called Republican and Democrat, but ere in the UK we’d call them Conservative and Labour. Labour is left-wing. Democrats are left-wing. Left-wingers have their own brand of democracy and you won’t find it in the dictionary.

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    Amber

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    Now we know the DNC paid for the bought and paid for Trump
    trash piece the question is who knew and who paid for it . Hmm
    over $5 million paid to a lawyer to pay a political smear company and now one knows who authorized it ?
    The only real question is who has been set up as the fall guy .
    I am betting the lawyer . As in the” rogue” lawyer . Given the Democrat proven incompetence with communication and the sheer arrogance guaranteed they left a great big trail of bread crumbs .
    The DNC caused the investigation hit piece , claiming to know nothing about the Russia crap they paid for and leaked to the media . They were frustrated that their scam wasn’t picked up earlier and have cost tax payers hundreds of millions in unnecessary costs , time and the public humiliation of the USA .
    Uranium 1 and pay to play haven’t even scratched the surface .

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    Amber

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    So the real person who owns the Democrat Party now does commercials and hit pieces .
    They are getting desperate when the serial loser decides to preach his crap in a Hail Mary loonie toones add .
    Maybe Steyer realizes that after pay to play and $12 million for a fake dossier there won’t be many top Democrats left to count on , …how sad .
    This is just what the Democrats need a raging loon to facilitate national scream day .

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