As you may have heard, Ross Perot has died.
What you may not know is that he was apparently a huge Trump supporter!
How do we know?
Reports out today say that before he died, one of the last things he did was donate the maximum allowable to the Trump campaign!
Patriots know patriots!
There is another story floating around out there saying he gave $100 million, but that doesn’t appear to be true.
He did, however, according to verifiable sources, give the maximum legal limit.
Take a look:
Here's more, from Fox News:
In his last documented political act, self-made billionaire and two-time presidential candidate Ross Perot wrote out two checks to President Trump’s re-election campaign before succumbing to his battle with leukemia at the age of 89, according to a report.
Perot, who ran for president as a third-party candidate in 1992 and 1996, is largely credited with providing a road map for Trump's presidential campaign.
Like Trump, Perot ran as a billionaire populist against the Republican establishment. His focus on the North American Free Trade Agreement – rather than the national debt – and his use of cable news for laying out his agenda were both familiar elements of Trump’s campaign.
As Democratic strategist James Carville put it in a 2016 podcast: “If Donald Trump is the Jesus of the disenchanted, displaced non-college white voter, then Perot was the John the Baptist of that sort of movement.”
In 2000, Trump briefly considered running for president in Perot’s Reform Party before scrapping the idea. Perot’s model, of running as a third-party candidate in a two-party political system, taught Trump that he needed to run as a Republican in 2016 – a lesson that ultimately led to his victory.
In March, Perot wrote two checks of the maximum legal limit to Trump’s re-election campaign, including next year’s general election, the Boston Globe reported.
And confirmed by Newsmax:
Two-time presidential candidate Ross Perot, just a few months before his death on Tuesday, wrote two checks out to support President Donald Trump's primary and general re-election campaigns.
According to the Federal Elections Commission, Perot on March 19 donated $2,800 each, for the legal maximum donation, to the Trump campaign.
Perot, who mounted third-party campaigns in 1992 and 1996, has been seen by many as a forerunner to Trump with several similarities between the two billionaires who wanted to be president, notes The Boston Globe.
Both ran as populists for president, used cable news to build their brand, and spoke out about Mexico and opposed free trade.
Trump in 2000 considered running for president through Perot's Reform Party, before changing his mind. That year, Perot ended up drifting away from his party, choosing to endorse Republican candidate George W. Bush over the Reform Party candidate, Pat Buchanan.