Trump’s Treasury Pick Mnuchin and Family Have Given Millions to Democrats

Donald Trump at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit. Nashua, NH. Photo by Michael Vadon. Donald Trump at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit. Nashua, NH. Photo by Michael Vadon.

In addition to what appears below, check out my other articles on this topic:

“Why is Trump choosing Soros- and Democrat-connected Mnuchin to lead Treasury?” The Blaze

“Trump’s Treasury pick has given millions to Dems and far-left groups,” Washington Examiner

President-elect Donald Trump announced this morning he has chosen Steven Mnuchin to lead the Treasury Department when the Trump administration takes over the White House in January. Mnuchin served as Trump’s national campaign finance chairman and has a long history working on Wall Street, where he was employed for 17 years by Goldman Sachs and co-founded the highly successful Dune Capital.

While Mnuchin’s knowledge and expertise of the U.S. financial system is unquestionable, pro-liberty, limited-government people should be concerned by the selection. Mnuchin worked briefly as CEO of George Soros-funded SFM Capital Management and was one of the key funders behind far-left liberal James Cameron’s blockbuster film Avatar, which has radical environmentalist themes.

Even more troubling, Mnuchin and his immediate family are long-time donors of Democratic Party candidates, both nationally and those in the New York City area. According to my original research of Federal Election Commission filings, Mnuchin, his mother and father, Robert and Adriana, and his brother, Alan, and his wife have given more than $2 million to Democratic Party candidates and far-left-wing organizations since 1997.

The family and Steven Mnuchin have also given several donations to a number of Republicans, including John McCain and Mitt Romney, but comparatively speaking, the vast majority of their financial support has gone to Democrats or leftist organizations, such as the League of Conservation Voters.

Donations made to political candidates are not necessarily indicative of what a person will do if he or she is in office, but it is a valid cause for concern.

Some of the donations made by Steven Mnuchin appear below. While reading this list, ask yourselves this: Is the kind of person you want running the Treasury Department?

Donations by Steven Mnuchin to Democratic Party Candidates and Causes

  • Hillary Clinton: $8,200;
  • Barack Obama: $4,300;
  • John Corzine: $2,000;
  • John Edwards: $4,100;
  • League of Conservation Voters: $5,000;
  • Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee: $10,000;
  • Ken Salazar (Obama’s former Interior Department head): $2,000;
  • Al Gore: $1,000; and the list goes on and on and on.

[Also published on Freedom Pub, the blog of The Heartland Institute.]

PHOTO: Donald Trump at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit. Nashua, NH. Photo by Michael Vadon.

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