Ross Perot donated for Trump's re-election campaign before his death: Report
In his last documented political act, self-made billionaire and two-time presidential candidate Ross Perot wrote out two checks for President Trump's re-election, before succumbing to his fight against leukemia at the age of 89, according to a report.
Perot, a candidate for president in 1992 and 1996, is largely credited with providing a roadmap for Trump's presidential campaign. minute television commercial, during a media preview in Dallas. "/>
FILE: Ross Perot is shown on a screen in a paid 30-minute TV commercial during a media preview in Dallas.
Like Trump, Perot became a billionaire populist against the republican establishment. His focus on the North American Free Trade Agreement ̵
1; and not public debt – and his use of cable news to present his agenda were 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 disappointed, displaced white non-college voter, then Perot was John the Baptist of that kind of movement." , PRESIDENTIAL HISTORIAN SAYS
In 2000, Trump briefly considered acting as President in Perot's Reform Party before overturning the idea. Perot's model of running as a third party candidate in a bipartite political system, Trump credited with having to run as a Republican in 2016 – a lesson that ultimately led to his victory.
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In March, Perot wrote two reviews of the legal limit for Trump's re-election campaign, including next year's general election, the Boston Globe reported.