Trump Just Announced His National Finance Chairman, And He’s A Hollywood Democrat And A Goldman Sachs Guy

Of course he is.

The press release…

Today Donald J. Trump announced Steven Mnuchin will serve as National Finance Chairman. Mr. Trump is the presumptive Republican Nomination for President of the United States and is taking steps to gear up for a General Election against Democratic Nominee Hillary Clinton. Mr. Trump has self-funded his successful primary battle and will likewise be putting up substantial money toward the general election.

Mr. Trump stated, “Steven is a professional at the highest level with an extensive and very successful financial background. He brings unprecedented experience and expertise to a fundraising operation that will benefit the Republican Party and ultimately defeat Hillary Clinton.”

National Finance Chairman Steven Mnuchin is Chairman and CEO of Dune Capital Management LP, a private investment firm. He is also Chairman of Dune Entertainment Partners LLC. From 2009-2015, he was Founder, Chairman, and CEO of OneWest Bank Group LLC, a bank holding company he owned with a consortium of private investors. The bank merger was the first transaction over 50 billion dollars post the financial crisis. He also previously held a position as a partner at Goldman Sachs and has a B.A. from Yale University. Steven has previously worked with Mr. Trump in a business capacity and brings his expertise in finance to what will be an extremely successful fundraising operation for the Republican Party.

Steven Mnuchin stated, “It’s a great privilege to be working with Mr. Trump to create a world class finance organization to support the campaign in the General Election.”

Mr. Trump is gearing up to defeat Hillary Clinton in the general election. The most recent Rasmussen poll indicated Mr. Trump has an edge over the former Secretary of State.

Have you noticed all the “Mr. Trump” stuff? Is it not a little creepy yet?

Here’s a bio on Mnuchin

Steven Mnuchin is chairman and CEO of OneWest Bank Group LLC, a federal savings bank holding company owned by him and a consortium of private investors. He is also chairman and CEO of Dune Capital Management LP, a private investment management firm. Mnuchin formed RatPac-Dune Entertainment LLC to co-finance the Warner Bros. slate. He has been in the film finance business for the past eight years and has invested through his affiliates Dune Entertainment LLC, Dune Entertainment II LLC, and Dune Entertainment III LLC. Mnuchin has financed such blockbusters as “Avatar” and “Life of Pi.” Previously Mnuchin spent 17 years at Goldman Sachs, where he was a partner and also served as the firm’s chief information officer and a member of the management committee. He is a board member of the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Police Foundation and the UCLA Health System, and he is a life trustee of New York Presbyterian Hospital.

And here, via Open Secrets, are Mnuchin’s campaign donations. Let’s put it this way – he ain’t with the Club For Growth or Senate Conservatives Fund. You’ve got some Hillary, some Obama, some Chuck Schumer and even some Mary Landrieu in there. Now that Trump will have to beg people for money, this is who’ll be taking that project over – and you can imagine that the folks on his list who’ll control Trump are not all that different than the folks who control the current occupant of the White House.

MNUCHIN, STEVEN
NEW YORK, NY 10003
GOULDMAN, SACHS & COMPANY 6/16/99 $1,000 Forbes, Steve (R)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN
NEW YORK, NY 10106
DUNE CAPITAL 10/8/04 $1,000 Daschle, Tom (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN
NEW YORK, NY 10004
GOLDMAN SACHS & CO 6/8/98 $1,500 Bond Market Assn
MNUCHIN, STEVEN
NEW YORK, NY 10003
SOCDAY 5/9/00 $1,000 Clinton, Hillary (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN
NEW YORK, NY 10004
GOLDMAN SACHS & CO 5/21/02 $1,000 Schumer, Charles E (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN
NEW YORK, NY 10004
GOLDMAN SACHS 6/23/00 $2,500 DASHPAC (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN
,
11/4/02 $1,000 Chambliss, Saxby (R)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN
NEW YORK, NY 10021
SIM CAPITAL MANAGEMENT 6/4/04 $2,000 Obama, Barack (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN
NEW YORK, NY 10021
DUNE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT/INVESTMENTS 2/1/07 $2,100 Richardson, Bill (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN
NEW YORK, NY 10004
GOLDMAN SACHS 6/24/03 $1,000 Edwards, John (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN
NEW YORK, NY 10021
DUNE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT 10/27/04 $10,000 Democratic Senatorial Campaign Cmte (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN
NEW YORK, NY 10004
GOLDMAN SACHS & CO 9/12/00 $2,500 League of Conservation Voters
MNUCHIN, STEVEN
NEW YORK, NY 10022
DUNE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT 11/13/07 $2,300 Romney, Mitt (R)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN
NEW YORK, NY 10021
GOLDMAN SACHS 6/30/03 $1,000 Edwards, John (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN
NEW YORK, NY 10003
GOLDMAN SACHS 12/16/99 $1,000 Corzine, Jon S (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN
NEW YORK, NY 10003
GOLDMAN SACHS 12/30/99 $1,000 Corzine, Jon S (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T
NEW YORK, NY 10021
DOME CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP 9/29/05 $900 Clinton, Hillary (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T MR
PASADENA, CA 91101
ONE WEST BANK 6/8/12 $7,500 Republican National Cmte (R)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T MR
PASADENA, CA 91101
ONE WEST BANK 9/10/12 $12,500 Republican National Cmte (R)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T
NEW YORK, NY 10021
DUNE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT 5/12/10 $1,900 Wildes, Michael (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T
NEW YORK, NY 10004
GOLDMAN, SACHS & CO 1/29/97 $500 Goldman Sachs
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T
NEW YORK, NY 10004
GOLDMAN SACHS 12/10/99 $1,000 Schumer, Charles E (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T MR
NEW YORK, NY 10021
9/30/05 $-800 Clinton, Hillary (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T
NEW YORK, NY 10021
DUNE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT 7/24/06 $3,000 Solutions America (R)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T
NEW YORK, NY 10106
SFM CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP 2/12/04 $1,000 Knowles, Tony (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T MR
NEW YORK, NY 10021
DUNE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT 2/14/07 $2,300 Giuliani, Rudolph W (R)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T
NEW YORK, NY 10021
DUNE CAPITAL 2/22/07 $2,300 Landrieu, Mary L (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T
NEW YORK, NY 10021
DUNE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT 4/29/14 $1,900 Wildes, Michael (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T
,
10/31/02 $1,000 Sununu, John E (R)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T
NEW YORK, NY 10004
GOLDMAN SACHS & CO 3/19/96 $500 Goldman Sachs
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T
NEW YORK, NY 10004
Goldman Sachs & Co. 3/5/01 $2,000 Goldman Sachs
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T
NEW YORK, NY 10004
GOLDMAN SACHS 11/3/98 $500 Schumer, Charles E (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T
NEW YORK, NY 10022
DUNE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT 6/4/07 $2,300 Obama, Barack (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T
NEW YORK, NY 10003
GOLDMAN SACHS 10/7/04 $500 America Coming Together
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T
NEW YORK, NY 10003
GOLDMAN SACHS 6/29/04 $1,000 America Coming Together
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T MR
PASADENA, CA 91101
ONE WEST BANK 6/8/12 $2,500 Romney, Mitt (R)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T
NEW YORK, NY 10004
GOLDMAN SACHS & CO 6/23/99 $1,000 Bond Market Assn
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T
NEW YORK, NY 10003
GOLDMAN SACHS 10/15/96 $500 Lazio, Rick A (R)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T
NEW YORK, NY 10004
GOLDMAN SACHS & CO 5/2/00 $2,000 Goldman Sachs
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T
NEW YORK, NY 10022
DUNE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT 6/14/06 $1,000 Cranley, John (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T
NEW YORK, NY 10021
DOME CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP 1/31/05 $2,000 Clinton, Hillary (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T
NEW YORK, NY 10021
DUNE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT 4/7/08 $1,900 Wildes, Michael (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T
NEW YORK, NY 10021
DUNE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT 2/1/07 $2,100 Edwards, John (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T
NEW YORK, NY 10021
DUNE CAPITAL 10/22/07 $2,300 Clinton, Hillary (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T
NEW YORK, NY 10022
DUNE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT 4/18/07 $1,000 Lautenberg, Frank (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T MR
PASADENA, CA 91101
ONE WEST BANK 9/1/11 $2,500 Romney, Mitt (R)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T
NEW YORK, NY 10021
DUNE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT 5/8/12 $1,900 Wildes, Michael (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T
NEW YORK, NY 10004
GOLDMAN SACHS & CO 6/5/00 $2,500 Goldman Sachs
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T
NEW YORK, NY 10004
GOLDMAN SACHS & CO 3/2/95 $750 Goldman Sachs
MNUCHIN, STEVEN MR
NEW YORK, NY 10003
Goldman Sachs & Co. 7/21/99 $1,000 Bradley, Bill (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T MR
NEW YORK, NY 10003
Goldman Sachs 3/18/99 $1,000 Gore, Al (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T
NEW YORK, NY 10021
DUNE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT 12/9/04 $2,000 Wildes, Michael (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T
NEW YORK, NY 10106
SFM CAPITAL MANAGEMENT 5/21/04 $2,000 Salazar, Ken (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T
NEW YORK, NY 10021
GOLDMAN SACHS 6/30/06 $1,000 Cantwell, Maria (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T
NEW YORK, NY 10021
DUNE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT 7/28/05 $1,900 Wildes, Michael (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T
NEW YORK, NY 10021
9/19/06 $2,100 Lamont, Ned (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T
NEW YORK, NY 10106
SOROS 5/16/04 $2,000 Clinton, Hillary (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T MR
PASADENA, CA 91101
ONE WEST BANK 7/12/11 $1,000 Pawlenty, Tim (R)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T MR
NEW YORK, NY 10022
DUNE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT 3/28/07 $2,300 Dodd, Chris (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T MR
NEW YORK, NY 10021
GOLDMAN SACHS 5/23/03 $2,000 Kerry, John (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T
NEW YORK, NY 10021
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP 8/11/04 $500 Kerry, John (D)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T MR
NEW YORK, NY 10004
GOLDMAN, SACHS & CO 12/12/95 $1,000 Gramm, Phil (R)
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T
NEW YORK, NY 10004
GOLDMAN SACHS & CO 1/28/98 $500 Goldman Sachs
MNUCHIN, STEVEN MR T
NEW YORK, NY 10004
Goldman Sachs & Co./Investment Cons 8/24/01 $2,500 League of Conservation Voters
MNUCHIN, STEVEN T
NEW YORK, NY 10003
GOLDMAN SACHS 10/30/98 $500 Lazio, Rick A (R)

We could lecture Trump’s supporters that what they’ve bought is a pig in a poke and that the evidence they’ve been conned is starting to mount, but at this point why bother? We wouldn’t be saying anything new and you didn’t listen before. Have a nice election.

UPDATE: It’s interesting that Trump’s press release didn’t bother to note that Mnuchin also spent time at Soros Fund Management LLC, isn’t it?

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