Robert Bigelow, owner of Budget Suites of America and founder of Bigelow Aerospace, has contributed $1 million toward the legal fees of former President Donald Trump.
“I gave him $1 million towards his legal fees a few weeks ago. I made a promise to give him $20 million more, that will be to the super PAC,” the Nevada-based owner of Budget Suites of America said in an interview, reported Reuters.
Bigelow said that he was not solicited for the donation, and that he was “sympathetic” to the legal targeting of the former president.
Exclusive: Hotelier Robert Bigelow told @Reuters he gave Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump $1 million for his legal fees and agreed to donate another $20 million to a pro-Trump outside group for campaign purposes https://t.co/agfKsseys9 pic.twitter.com/rRt898tQXF
— Reuters (@Reuters) January 30, 2024
This financial backing underscores the confidence and commitment that some of the nation’s leading business figures have in Trump’s leadership and vision for America.
The financial aid comes at a crucial time for Trump, who is currently the target of Leftist Lawfare. Despite these hurdles, Bigelow’s support is indicative of a broader belief in Trump’s innocence and the perceived political motivation behind these legal actions.
The backing from Bigelow and other like-minded donors is critical for Trump as he solidifies his position as the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination. With most of his Republican rivals out of the race, Trump’s path to the nomination appears increasingly clear, bolstered by strategic efforts to consolidate support among the party’s wealthy benefactors.
Nikki Haley, whose financial support from Democrat billionaire Reid Hoffman was “put on hold” last week, has yet to drop out of the race.
Trump leads Haley by more than 30 points in South Carolina ahead of the Feb. 24 Republican Primary in the Palmetto State, according the latest RealClearPolitics polling average.
PHOTO, TOP: Robert Bigelow, left, owner of Budget Suites of America and founder of Bigelow Aerospace, left, and President Donald Trump. / Credits: BigelowAerospace.com, WhiteHouse.gov