Robert Mercer is one-month younger than Donald Trump. In many ways they could be brothers with one obvious difference. Trump can’t get enough attention to satisfy his fragile ego, and Mercer prefers to remain in the shadows, virtually unnoticed.
No one knows when the two men first met, but we do know that they became close associates in the latter months of Trump’s campaign.
Mercer was a staunch financial supporter of Ted Cruz. He was the reason Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon were part of Cruz’ campaign staff. When Cruz withdrew his candidacy, Mercer moved his billions of dollars over to Trump’s camp, along with Conway and Bannon.
Prior to Bannon’s involvement in a political campaign, he was the head man at Breitbart. Mercer remains one of its primary supporters.
Mercer began his rise to the level of billionaire as a computer programmer. His software creations were able to closely predict swings in the stock market and other trading events. Mercer eventually created ‘Renaissance Technologies,’ a hedge fund which made him a fortune virtually overnight.
Like Trump, Mercer prefers to learn about “alternative facts” through extreme right wing publications, television, and radio. Other than Breitbart, Mercer trusts Alex Jones and FOX Noise, or any other right wing propaganda machine.
Mercer, like Trump, has been associated with at least one Russian oligarch, Dmitry Rybolovlev. Rybolovlev’s private plane was twice seen on the tarmac near Trump’s during the campaign, and Mercer’s yacht was docked next to Rybolovlev’s on another occasion. More of the ‘Russian connection.’
If one and one still makes two, we can confirm that there is a long-time connection between Trump, Mercer, and Russia, linking all of the way to Vladimir Putin. Such a large number of Trump’s circle of sinners have deep Russian connections, that once was once a suspicion is now fact.
The men who are in control of our nation share many deplorable qualities. Mercer, Bannon, and Trump are all white supremacists. They are also sexists, Islamophobes, homophobes, and anti-Semites. To put it bluntly, they are anti-American, and seek absolute power over a once respected country.
Do you want your country back? Take it; it belongs to you. Vote Republicans out of office in November of 2018.
By James Turnage
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