Donald Trump Is Once Again Fundraising With Election Deniers and January 6 Insurrection Enablers

In response to Donald Trump fundraising with election deniers and January 6 enablers Burt Jones and Bill White, DNC Rapid Response Director Alex Floyd released the following statement:

“Look at the company Donald Trump keeps, and who he takes money from: extreme election deniers who supported his assault on our democracy. While Burt Jones was part of Trump’s fake electors scheme to overturn the 2020 election, another one of Trump’s rich backers encouraged January 6 rioters to enter the Capitol and ‘fight for Trump.’ Trump isn’t just putting election denialism and political violence at the center of his campaign – he’s using cash from these same MAGA extremists to fuel his whole operation. The American people are sick and tired of his dangerous MAGA agenda, and they will once again reject Trump’s attacks on our democracy this November.”

Burt Jones was one of the fake electors for Trump’s effort to overturn his loss in Georgia in 2020 and urged Mike Pence not to certify the election results.

New York Times: “Mr. Jones was one of the 16 Republicans who acted as fake electors for Mr. Trump in Georgia in an effort to overturn his 2020 defeat. Three of them are charged with felonies, including violating the state racketeering law.”

WABE: “Jones promoted false claims about election fraud in Georgia. … Over the summer, Georgia’s fake electors, including Jones, were notified they’re targets of Fulton County’s criminal investigation into efforts to overturn the 2020 election.”

Politico: “On Jan. 5, Jones … flew by private jet from Georgia with plans to hand deliver a letter asking [Mike Pence] not to certify the election results. He wanted Pence to delay the certification by two weeks to allow more time to investigate.”

“Jones kept up the election denial drumbeat throughout the primary campaign, including at a rally with Trump in late March [of 2022].”

Bill White helped finance Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election results and encouraged January 6 protestors to enter the Capitol.

Atlanta Journal Constitution: “In the days following the 2020 election, White helped raise funds to underwrite Trump’s legal team as it questioned vote counts in several states. White called for recounts and court challenges seeking to overturn the election. He told the Washington Examiner that his team raised $800,000 for the effort in 24 hours.”

“In now-deleted tweets, he supported the political rally at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. and urged participants to ‘peacefully enter the Capitol building’ and ‘fight for Trump.’  … He wouldn’t say last year whether he believes the 2020 election in Georgia was legitimate.”

Trump continues to praise and embrace violent January 6 rioters – including calling them “hostages” and “patriots” and vowing to pardon “a large portion” of those who attacked our Capitol. 

The Hill: “Trump describes imprisoned Jan. 6 rioters as ‘hostages’”

Washington Post: “Trump vows pardons, government apology to Capitol rioters if elected”

Newsweek: “Donald Trump Salutes Jan. 6 ‘Hostages’ at Ohio Rally”

Business Insider: “Then-President Donald Trump didn’t want to specifically call for the Justice Department to prosecute January 6 rioters or forcefully condemn those who stormed the Capitol as unrepresentative of the MAGA movement.”

Washington Post: “No, Trump did not order 10,000 troops to secure the Capitol on Jan. 6”

NBC News: “Former President Donald Trump promised Wednesday night that if he is elected he will pardon a ‘large portion’ of the people convicted of federal offenses for their participation in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.”

​​Washington Post: ​​“Former president Donald Trump on Thursday praised and embraced a woman convicted of defying police orders on the U.S. Capitol grounds on Jan. 6, 2021. … Trump has steadily escalated his advocacy for people charged in the Capitol riot, including by pledging to pardon them if he returns to the White House, praising them as patriots, participating in a recording with Jan. 6 prisoners singing the national anthem, and playing it at his first rally of the 2024 campaign last month.”

Trump: “January 6, it was the largest crowd I’ve ever spoken to. And they were there proud, they were there with love in their heart. That was an unbelievable — and it was a beautiful day.”

NBC News: “Trump spoke at a fundraiser for Jan. 6 defendants”

Trump is promising a “bloodbath” if he loses in November.

NBC News: “Trump says there will be a ‘bloodbath’ if he loses the election”

Politico: “Trump says country faces ‘bloodbath’ if Biden wins in November”

Rolling Stone: “Trump Says There Will Be a ‘Bloodbath’ and Elections Will End if He Isn’t Reelected”

New York Times: “Trump Defends His Warning of a ‘Blood Bath for the Country’”