And now, Ricketts is buying ads supporting Trump as one of the donors to the 45 Committee.
From the New York Times:
The spots, featuring an image of a fatigued-looking Mrs. Clinton, describe her as a “tired” politician mired in scandal, while depicting Mr. Trump as a creator of jobs.
There is a 60-second version of the ad and a 30-second ad. The longer one shows a mock Election Day ballot and highlights Mr. Trump’s name.The Times story comes a week after Ricketts joined Mike Ditka at an Ivanka Trump fund-raiser for her father. The Chicago Sun-Times reported at the time:
Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts said Wednesday that he’s not concerned about public backlash from reports of his family’s support for presidential nominee Donald Trump tarnishing the luster of his team’s high-profile quest for history this fall.
“I’m not worried about that at all,” Ricketts said at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park after announcing a five-year contract extension for team president Theo Epstein. “It’s no big deal.”If it is OK for a back-up quarterback to politicize the playing of the national anthem, then it is OK for a team owner to get in politics.
As for the change of heart, Ricketts did not become rich by refusing to adapt to a changing environment.
Meanwhile, House Speaker Paul Ryan will campaign with Trump in Wisconsin. The media's attempt to divide and conquer Republicans seems like a failure.
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