The Billionaire Wrecker’s “Ball” – 54 Private Jets Converge on Georgia With a Sole Purpose To STOP TRUMP


All the ‘right people’ hate Trump; all the right people that absolutely do not have your interests at heart.

Billionaires, tech CEOs and top members of the Republican establishment flew to a private island resort off the coast of Georgia this weekend for the American Enterprise Institute’s annual World Forum, according to sources familiar with the secretive gathering.

The main topic at the closed-to-the-press confab? How to stop Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google co-founder Larry Page, Napster creator and Facebook investor Sean Parker, and Tesla Motors and SpaceX honcho Elon Musk all attended. So did Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), political guru Karl Rove, House Speaker Paul Ryan, GOP Sens. Tom Cotton (Ark.), Cory Gardner (Colo.), Tim Scott (S.C.), Rob Portman (Ohio) and Ben Sasse (Neb.), who recently made news by saying he “cannot support Donald Trump.”

Along with Ryan, the House was represented by Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton (Mich.), Rep. Kevin Brady (Texas) and almost-Speaker Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), sources said, along with leadership figure Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.), Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.), Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (Texas) and Diane Black (Tenn.).

Philip Anschutz, the billionaire GOP donor whose company owns a stake in Sea Island, was also there, along with Democratic Rep. John Delaney, who represents Maryland. Arthur Sulzberger, the publisher of The New York Times, was there, too, a Times spokeswoman confirmed.

“A specter was haunting the World Forum–the specter of Donald Trump,” Kristol wrote in an emailed report from the conference, borrowing the opening lines of the Communist Manifesto. “There was much unhappiness about his emergence, a good deal of talk, some of it insightful and thoughtful, about why he’s done so well, and many expressions of hope that he would be defeated.”

“The key task now, to once again paraphrase Karl Marx, is less to understand Trump than to stop him,” Kristol wrote. “In general, there’s a little too much hand-wringing, brow-furrowing, and fatalism out there and not quite enough resolving to save the party from nominating or the country electing someone who simply shouldn’t be president.”

  • I hope Trump wins, I hope he keeps his promises.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Yes, a Trump win and then a follow through on his major promises would make him the next Lincoln.

      • David Murrell

        I agree.Trump’s opposition to Islam design follow in the Lincolnesque opposition to slavery. When we discuss tactics and strategy we should keep the anti-slavery movement in mind.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Lincoln wasn’t as lily white as people commonly think.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          He preserved The Union, after that he’s spotty, but that was a biggie.
          Had that not happened, and he just let them go, there would have been a much bloodier war of rectification later on.
          The US civil war was as needless as it was inevitable, if you can wrap your head around that one.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            Lincoln wanted to repatriate the slaves.
            I only wish he had succeeded.
            Also, I can’t wrap my head around that one.
            The South was eventually going to collapse anyway because of the Industrial Revolution.
            Slave based economies are inherently inefficient since they discourage innovation and have high overhead.
            If you’re not allowed to own slaves then you invent machines to do the work thereby increasing productivity.
            For as much as we spend on our cars every year in upkeep, can you imagine the time and money and energy it would take to maintain horses to do the same job?

        • Maggat

          Who cares, he did the job and did it well.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            And several trillin dollihs later…
            We could have gone back to the moon…
            Or Mars.

    • Nothing sounds better than “fear” these “elites” have of Trump winning the election.

      Trump is playing you jerks like a fiddle. If you said less, you might help your own cause.

    • BCF, I also hope that if he wins he keeps his promises – but that is not a certainty. Once he wins, he’s free to do as he likes.

  • Clink9

    Imagine the outrage if they aimed their sights at Hillary.

    • mauser 98

      yes… hows that FBI investigation going?…………. crickets
      CNN debate tonight… bet you a hamburger they don’t mention Emails

      • Clink9

        I can’t believe Americans have rolled over and died like Canadians lately.

  • Gary

    So basically , they WANTED Obama to win in 08 and 2012 .

    • Clausewitz

      Exactly. Most champions of Industry love crony capitalism. After all, all it takes is money to remain in control.

  • Martin B

    How did America ever survive the past 240 years without Billy Kristol to decide who shouldn’t be President?

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I really hate that guy.
      He’s worse than Chuckie Schumer.

  • canminuteman

    I would vote for trump for no other reason than to piss these people off. I don’t really trust him, but I don’t trust any of the others either.

    • adam

      My feelings exactly. I find it interesting that Sulzberger pals around with the Republican “leadership”. That speaks volumes. Also find it interesting that the young guns Sasse and Cotton have already been completely co-opted.

  • Bataviawillem

    That island is just a few miles north of jekyll island, the place where the federal reserve got concocted, does that mean something?

  • Spatchcocked

    “Who simply shouldn’t be President”……okay Bill….and WHY shouldn’t he be President?

    Sires! The peasants are revolting! …..yes but we already knew that!

  • mauser 98

    why would Trump give the New York Times a private interview?
    they despise him
    release the interview

  • mauser 98

    …….only on the CBC …unbelievable

    Henry Giroux, PhDProfessor of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University
    ‘Trump racist , bigot , hate… heck, they even drag Rob Ford into this

    • Clausewitz

      Yeah met him at the faculty lounge. He didn’t like me much after I gave him my opinion on courses that end in “Studies”. Hot Headed Henry isn’t really appreciated by anybody In the faculty who’s had the displeasure of being in his company for more than an hour.

      • mauser 98

        yikes.. how do they keep a job? faculty executive must like him

  • mauser 98

    why don’t they go after Hillary?

  • Millie_Woods

    A lot of these guys will be ripe for antitrust action under President Trump. I’ve got my fingers crossed.

  • simus1

    Desperate sticky fingered rent seekers and their unlovely Washington jockeys could easily wind up in jail for a long time if a new president chose some Elliot Ness types to head a few key agencies.

  • This meeting shows where a lot of the power lies in the US, a fact known but usually kept out of the limelight.