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The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency

Original story at The New Yorker• 18 mentions • 2 weeks ago

The New Yorker 2 weeks ago

 
Last month, when President Donald Trump toured a Boeing aircraft plant in North Charleston, South Carolina, he saw a familiar face in the crowd that greeted him: Patrick Caddell, a former Democratic political operative and pollster who, for forty-five years, has been prodding insurgent Presidential candidates to attack the Washington establishment. Caddell, who lives in Charleston, is perhaps best known for helping Jimmy Carter win the 1976 Presidential race. He is also remembered for having collaborated with his friend Warren Beatty on the 1998 satire “Bulworth.” In that film, a kamikaze candidate abandons the usual talking points and excoriates both ...
 
 
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19 Mar
Matt O'Brien @ObsoleteDogma
This is the guy who's paying for Trump's "populist" revolution https://t.co/8jReuwRldV https://t.co/flwu8gbpVk
19 Mar
Virginia Heffernan @page88
It seems the people who want to abolish taxes also want to abolish death and truth. https://t.co/dPTa08T18O
19 Mar
Heidi N Moore @moorehn
RT @Publici: For further reading after @NewYorker Robert Mercer profile (https://t.co/9hSqt7XGLy) check this @levinecarrie piece: https://t
18 Mar
Left on Main St. @LeftonMain
The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency https://t.co/yuDKo2w2Yr via @newyorker
18 Mar
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18 Mar
David Beard @dabeard
Robert Mercer, Part 2: The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the #Trump Presidency https://t.co/xNiL3znGWr via @newyorker
18 Mar
Longform @longform
"Trump wouldn't be president if not for Bob." On Robert Mercer, Trump's money man: https://t.co/LUCOaP3mhW https://t.co/ak6Iqb3bJG
18 Mar
Gabriella Coleman @BiellaColeman
This article trumps all the ones on Trump. So fascinating + so disturbing on conservative family behind the win. https://t.co/ta8nxmn25b
18 Mar
Lee Fang @lhfang
Its how money is spent in politics that makes the subject so interesting https://t.co/CRJoduRG3d
18 Mar
PCD @pcdunham
Not surprising he's a conspiracy theory nutjob. // The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency https://t.co/tSzIN1wQZ2
17 Mar
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RT @mattdpearce: Bannon: "the most middle-class people you will ever meet" https://t.co/ioIPC9ITsh https://t.co/w5wsR8ug03
17 Mar
Steve Weinstein @steveweinstein
RT @gabrielsherman: Mayer reports Mercer has privately said nuclear war could be ok https://t.co/okPLtgNZwQ
17 Mar
Joe Trippi @JoeTrippi
The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency https://t.co/0Vr7s9RTo7 via @newyorker
17 Mar
reinhold niebuhr iii @wongofu
RT @mattdpearce: just rolled my eyes so hard that I snapped my optic nerves https://t.co/ioIPC9ITsh https://t.co/O2crNtMcyT
17 Mar
Pedro da Costa @pdacosta
RT @RayPride: From the mind of Robert Mercer, financier of Breitbart, Bannon, Sessions, Trump politics https://t.co/riUZq8KGd5 Essential by…
17 Mar
Ray Pride @RayPride
From the mind of Robert Mercer, financier of Breitbart, Bannon, Sessions, Trump politics https://t.co/riUZq8KGd5 Es… https://t.co/bV1bPgkvYn
17 Mar
Steve Silberman @stevesilberman
The reclusive hedge-fund tycoon behind the rise of Trump. Interesting. https://t.co/g17BuWyO6i https://t.co/NRJrOtwoFG