Robert and Rebekah Mercer bail on Trump campaign - they spent $49 million in 2016 - 2019-06-18

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F358.png Robert and Rebekah Mercer bail on Trump campaign - they spent $49 million in 2016 June 18, 2019, Igor Derysh, Salon

President Trump's biggest backers have "drastically" cut their political contributions and are not expected to play a big role in the 2020 election, Vanity Fair reports.

Billionaire hedge fund manager Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah, who previously funded Steve Bannon, Breitbart News and Cambridge Analytica, spent $15.5 million in 2016 to help Trump win but have soured on his administration since, according to Vanity Fair's Gabe Sherman.

Six sources told Sherman that the Mercers have already slashed their political donations in "recent months" and are not expected to play a "significant role" in 2020.

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{{cite news | first = Igor | last = Derysh | title = Robert and Rebekah Mercer bail on Trump campaign - they spent $49 million in 2016 | url = https://www.salon.com/2019/06/18/robert-and-rebekah-mercer-bail-on-trump-campaign-they-spent-49-million-in-2016/ | work = Salon | date = June 18, 2019 | accessdate = May 4, 2020 }}