Donald Trump has made it quite clear that he won’t tolerate any negativity in this presidential election. Negativity directed at him, that is.
From USA Today:
New campaign-finance reports show that Marlene Ricketts, the wife of billionaire T.D. Ameritrade founder J. Joe Ricketts, contributed $3 million to Our Principles PAC, a super PAC that blistered Trump with negative ads, voter guides and mailers ahead of the Iowa caucusesand the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries. Katie Packer, who helped manageMitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, runs the group.
Virtually all the money the committee raised in January came from Ricketts, whose family owns the Chicago Cubs.
The Ricketts family backed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s short-lived presidential bid. Marlene Ricketts, however, also spread smaller amounts to other contenders, giving $10,000 each last year to super PACs that backed Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, former Florida governor Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
This morning, Trump had a message for the Ricketts family:
Um, OK …
Some of his supporters are digging the tough-guy talk:
But a lot of people are … unimpressed, to say the least: