A major anti-Hillary donor vents

Stanley S. Hubbard is the billionaire Chairman and CEO of Hubbard Broadcasting, The corporation owns interests in broadcast outlets in Wisconsin, New York, New Mexico and Minnesota. Its flagship is KSTP radio1500, a 50,000 watt clear-channel Class A station; KSTP-FM 94; and KSTP-TV the region's ABC affiliate.  The stations broadcast in the Twin Cities region and into western Wisconsin.

Hubbard is also a major Republican donor.  He is prepared to do a lot to stop Hillary Clinton. In May, Hubbard became one of the first large Republican fundraisers to sign on to help Team Trump.   This week Hubbard is not happy.   Not only did he write his candidate of his unhappiness, he then told the press of his actions.  Hubbard has worked his entire life in the communications empire father founded.  Thus it can be safely assumed this is clearly meant to be a public rebuke to Trump.

On Monday, the Minnesota broadcasting billionaire Stanley Hubbard sat down and wrote Trump a letter.

Hubbard also told USA Today.

He added: "Everyone I talk to is disgusted — you’ve got a crook on one side and a fruitcake on the other.

Before recent events, Hubbard was working to get other major Republican donors to contribute to Trump. 

“I don’t know what he’s doing — trying to commit suicide?” said Stan Hubbard, a Minnesota-based top donor to a pro-Trump super PAC. Hubbard has been trying to get other Republican donors, including Charles and David Koch, on board with Donald Trump for months.

But he said Trump’s recent comments, in particular those about the parents of a Muslim American soldier who died in the Iraq War, were “just nonsense,” adding that he sent Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus a note pleading with him to do something. “The whole world is laughing at that. It’s just very frustrating.”

Now Hubbard sounds both resigned and open to alternatives. .

Hubbard said he’s not jumping ship yet, but suggested that if Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson picked up significant momentum, he would be willing to switch over. “It will be interesting to see,” he said. “He was a good governor. He’s not over the top. He’s not loony. If there is some sort of effort, you’re darn right I could.”

He also acknowledged that any sort of intervention would likely be futile. “I don’t think anyone can control him. He should control himself.”

Stanley S. Hubbard is the billionaire Chairman and CEO of Hubbard Broadcasting, The corporation owns interests in broadcast outlets in Wisconsin, New York, New Mexico and Minnesota. Its flagship is KSTP radio1500, a 50,000 watt clear-channel Class A station; KSTP-FM 94; and KSTP-TV the region's ABC affiliate.  The stations broadcast in the Twin Cities region and into western Wisconsin.

Hubbard is also a major Republican donor.  He is prepared to do a lot to stop Hillary Clinton. In May, Hubbard became one of the first large Republican fundraisers to sign on to help Team Trump.   This week Hubbard is not happy.   Not only did he write his candidate of his unhappiness, he then told the press of his actions.  Hubbard has worked his entire life in the communications empire father founded.  Thus it can be safely assumed this is clearly meant to be a public rebuke to Trump.

On Monday, the Minnesota broadcasting billionaire Stanley Hubbard sat down and wrote Trump a letter.

“Start saying things that are sensible; have some sensitivity,” is what Hubbard said he told Trump in the note.

“It frustrates all of us. It’s like he’s trying to shoot himself … and commit suicide,” added Hubbard, who said he maxed out to Trump’s campaign and “gave a lot of money” to the pro-Trump group Great America PAC.

Hubbard criticized Trump for his remarks about Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the parents of a fallen Muslim soldier who criticized the billionaire businessman during the Democratic convention.

“It doesn’t make sense. You don’t put down a Gold Star family. Period. You don’t compare that man’s sacrifice to a life that’s never had to make a serious sacrifice that has affected your life or wellbeing. It’s ridiculous."

Hubbard also told USA Today.

He added: "Everyone I talk to is disgusted — you’ve got a crook on one side and a fruitcake on the other.

Before recent events, Hubbard was working to get other major Republican donors to contribute to Trump. 

“I don’t know what he’s doing — trying to commit suicide?” said Stan Hubbard, a Minnesota-based top donor to a pro-Trump super PAC. Hubbard has been trying to get other Republican donors, including Charles and David Koch, on board with Donald Trump for months.

But he said Trump’s recent comments, in particular those about the parents of a Muslim American soldier who died in the Iraq War, were “just nonsense,” adding that he sent Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus a note pleading with him to do something. “The whole world is laughing at that. It’s just very frustrating.”

Now Hubbard sounds both resigned and open to alternatives. .

Hubbard said he’s not jumping ship yet, but suggested that if Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson picked up significant momentum, he would be willing to switch over. “It will be interesting to see,” he said. “He was a good governor. He’s not over the top. He’s not loony. If there is some sort of effort, you’re darn right I could.”

He also acknowledged that any sort of intervention would likely be futile. “I don’t think anyone can control him. He should control himself.”