RFK Jr.’s Trump Megadonor-Backed Super PAC Takes Millions More From Trump’s Top Donor

In response to RFK Jr.’s Trump donor-fueled super PAC taking another $5 million from Trump megadonor Timothy Mellon, DNC Rapid Response Director Alex Floyd released the following statement: 

“Today’s news that Donald Trump’s largest donor has given another $5 million to RFK Jr.’s super PAC confirms what we already knew: RFK Jr. is a stalking horse for Trump in this election.”

The RFK Jr.-aligned super PAC American Values 2024 had already previously received $15 million in donations from GOP megadonor and Trump backer Timothy Mellon before this latest filing.

New York Times: “R.F.K.-Aligned Super PAC Draws Heavily From a Republican Megadonor.”

Financial Times: “Donald Trump donor pours cash into Robert Kennedy Jr’s White House run.”

Rolling Stone: “Half of that staggering cash haul [for RFK Jr. and American Values 2024] has come from two people. Timothy Mellon, a Republican megadonor who backed Donald Trump’s failed 2020 reelection campaign, has donated another $10 million to the pro-Kennedy super PAC, American Values 2024. Mellon, an heir to the Mellon banking fortune, has now given $15 million to the group so far.”

Mellon was helping to “keep the lights on for the Kennedy campaign” and “was first inclined to give $5 million to R.F.K. because he thought he was a kooky Biden-botherer in the Democratic primary.”

Washington Examiner: “Timothy Mellon, a Republican megadonor and ex-chairman of the transportation-holding corporation Pan Am Systems. Mellon, the grandson of banking tycoon Andrew Mellon, gave $5 million in April to American Values 2024, a super PAC supporting Kennedy, campaign finance

 disclosures show.”

Puck: “Mellon, I’ve been told, is fascinated by presidential politics and was first inclined to give $5 million to R.F.K. because he thought he was a kooky Biden-botherer in the Democratic primary.”

Mellon is also Trump’s biggest donor in the 2024 presidential campaign cycle.

New York Times: “Timothy Mellon, the banking heir and businessman, gave an additional $5 million in January to a super PAC backing Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s independent presidential campaign, bringing his total contribution to $20 million. Mellon has also given $15 million to a super PAC, MAGA Inc., that is backing Donald Trump.”

Politico: “The biggest donation by far [to a pro-Trump super PAC] came from Timothy Mellon, a transportation executive and heir to the Mellon banking fortune, who wrote a $10 million check.”

NBC News: “Mellon, who is listed on the report as a self-employed investor, has contributed millions to Republican candidates and causes in the past, including a whopping $20 million to super PACs supporting former President Donald Trump’s re-election bid in 2020.”

RFK Jr. has deflected questions on why Mellon, a Trump megadonor with a record of racist statements, has backed his candidacy.

Meryl Kornfield, Washington Post: “I just asked RFK how he feels about Mellon’s support of Trump and views, specifically how he once wrote about Black people.”