Major GOP Donors Have Asked Trump for a Refund

At least two major GOP donors who helped raise or personally gave tens of thousands of dollars to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign have asked for their money back. NBC News obtained emails and interviewed at least one of the donors, who said they are upset about the video released Friday afternoon that showed the Republican candidate making lewd comments about women. “I cannot express my disappointment enough regarding the recent events surrounding Mr. Trump,” one donor wrote to a Trump fundraiser. “I regret coming to the Trump support event, and in particular allowing my son to be a part of it. I respectfully request that my money be refunded.” Jason Miller, a spokesman for Trump, told reporters he wasn’t aware of any requests of the kind. A second donor, who helped raise nearly $1 million for the real-estate mogul, told NBC News that he was “mortified” over the video. “I give up. I’m totally walking out and disappointed, and the last 72 hours I have lost sleep over it.” In an email, he wrote, “I have three young children and will not support a crude, sexist man. I expect a refund of my donation. Please process immediately and I thank you for your help.”