Former President Donald Trump, who was hoping to turn his 74 million voters into customers for his business, just learned that earning their votes was easier than earning their dollars.
Bloomberg reports that, despite supporting him in the 2020 election, Trump’s voters are just not interested in supporting his businesses.
A quarry owner in the heart of Texas Trump’s country told Bloomberg’s Max Abelson and Sophie Alexander that “she has little interest in staying at one of his hotels.” The report also cites “a sheep rancher in Montana, who said His life’s too tough to throw money at golf. A ballroom-dancing Alabaman who was one of the billionaire’s first donors hasn’t bought anything from him in years.”
Trump used his position in the White House to help his business and enrich himself and his family. But in the wake of his election loss, the former president is seeking to turn the 74 million people who voted for him into customers. But as one Trump supporter told Bloomberg, they just “don’t give a fig about his business.”
“Some people would like to spend a night in his Central Park hotel suites or pay $375 for a round of golf at his Miami club, but can’t afford them. Others have the money but not the inclination,” Abelson and Alexander write. “Several see no reason why political backing should translate to being a patron. While they represent a small sampling of voters, their responses highlight why Trump may have to expand into media or beyond if he wants to make big money from millions of fans.”
Read the entire report at Bloomberg.