Two of Donald Trump’s big campaign donors want their money back. The donors have given or raised tens of thousands of dollars for his campaign, but are now experiencing buyer’s remorse.
“I cannot express my disappointment enough regarding the recent events surrounding Mr. Trump,” one donor wrote to a Trump fundraiser in an email, according to NBC News.
“I regret coming to the Trump support event, and in particular allowing my son to be a part of it,” the donor continued. “I respectfully request that my money be refunded.”
Another donor asked for his money back because he is “mortified” by the 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape of Trump making lewd comments about groping and kissing women without their permission.
“I can not (sic) support a sexist man. I have three young children and will not support a crude sexist man,” the second donor wrote in an email obtained by NBC News. “I expect a refund of my donation. Please process immediately and I thank you for your help.”
Trump spokesman Jason Miller said the campaign is not aware of donors who have requested refunds.
During Sunday’s second presidential debate, Trump dismissed his comments in the 11-year-old tape as “locker room talk.”
Trump took in a $41 million fundraising haul in August, but has had a difficult time connecting with big Republican donors. Aides at four of the five super PACs backing him told NBC News that raising money for Trump has been a struggle.
One fundraiser said he’ll now focus on raising money to elect Republicans to Congress.