Report: Trump refused $200M to pick Gingrich as VP
The mainstream media reported that casino magnate Sheldon Adelson was willing to contribute $100 million to Trump’s campaign, but what wasn’t reported was the additional $200 million the establishment offered Trump in exchange for picking Gingrich, one of the first D.C. insiders to try and cozy up to the mogul.
When Trump declined the offer, however, Gingrich started lashing out at him publicly, including his recent claim that Trump made “one of his worst mistakes” for pointing out the federal judge handling the Trump University lawsuit has ties to the controversial La Raza Hispanic nationalist organization.
“I don’t know what Trump’s reasoning was, and I don’t care,” Gingrich told the Washington Post.
But it’s in Trump’s best interests to pick someone close to him ideologically as VP, such as Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), to avoid a potential assassination attempt.
Case in point, Ronald Reagan was nearly assassinated after only serving 69 days in office – and after the establishment forced him to take George H.W. Bush as his VP.
If Reagan died in the attack, the elite would have taken back the Oval Office, but even though Reagan survived, the establishment still gained influence over him – with Vice President Bush serving as a constant reminder to stay in line.
Similarly, the GOP elite want their own person as VP to restrain Trump, and when he refused the offer to take Gingrich, establishment Republicans united to attack him despite their calls for party unity just last week.
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) in particular accused Trump of racism on Monday, despite Sasse’s own state GOP party reprimanding him last month for his outspoken criticism of the presumptive nominee.
The freshman senator is risking political suicide by condemning Trump, yet he strangely continues to do so, indicating he’s a puppet controlled by a wealthy donor.
And Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) even had the audacity to claim Trump was a “very, very unpopular candidate” despite Trump consistently polling at over 50% while Congress’s approval rating is only 6%.
In short, the GOP elite want Gingrich or another insider as VP to keep Trump under control – and they’ll help Hillary get elected if they don’t get their wish.