50+ Jets Fly the World’s Elite to Secret Island Meeting to Stop Trump

By Ryan Grim, Nick Baumann and Matt Fuller. 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.). (Read more from “50+ Jets Fly the World’s Elite to Secret Island Meeting to Stop Trump” HERE)


Elites Are Horrified by Donald Trump. What If Republican Voters Don’t Agree?

By Greg Sargent. With anxiety about Donald Trump rising among GOP elites and conservatives, we’re seeing more and more efforts from right-leaning writers to explain the ugliness of Trumpism — its bigotry, its authoritarianism — as a way of dissuading Republican elected officials and GOP voters in coming primaries from supporting him.

Which gives rise to a question: Are the Republican candidates running against Trump making anything close to this same case? . . .

It’s true that some criticism has been directed at Trump for supporting Obamacare, abortion, gun control, and private property seizures. But those criticisms remain comfortably within the boundaries of GOP orthodoxy. Trump’s rivals seem to believe there is some risk, or at least nothing to gain, in hitting him for vowing not to touch the entitlements of aging Republicans, for attacking free trade deals as bad for workers, and for vowing a very hard line on immigrants and Muslims — as if such attacks would not win over Republican voters, or might even alienate them.

All the high-minded criticism from right-leaning writers could dissuade Republican politicians from supporting Trump, by warning them what a disaster he’d be for the country (and for conservatism and the GOP), thus persuading them not to act on short-term political expediency if he keeps winning. That’s a noble goal and could make a difference. But the fact that some of these criticisms of Trumpism are not being targeted towards Republican voters in any serious or sustained way tells us a lot about why Trump is succeeding. (Read more from “Elites Are Horrified by Donald Trump. What If Republican Voters Don’t Agree?” HERE)


Tech Titans, GOP Elite Plot Trump Attack on Private Island

By Douglas Ernst. A parade of tech titans flew to a private island over the weekend to discuss ways of derailing Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Congressmen from both sides of the political aisle, political operatives, and influential members of the media were also in attendance.

The American Enterprise Institute held its annual World Forum on St. Simons Island, Georgia, on Sunday. Bill Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard, said in an email that attendees were focused on finding a way to stop Trump, the Huffington Post reported Monday.

“A specter was haunting the World Forum–the specter of Donald Trump,” Kristol said while lifting a line from the “Communist Manifesto,” the website reported. “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” . . .

Radio host Rush Limbaugh weighed in on the event, which allegedly featured a a presentation by Rove on the Republican front-runner’s biggest weaknesses.

“It was a circle, and they were sitting around the circle, and they were all telling each other or asking each other, ‘How the hell did this happen?’ And it’s an understandable thing. They think they run the world. They think they control these things. And out of the blue comes the Trumpster,” said Limbaugh. “You got all these tech CEOs and all these left-wing inventors and tech people with these Republicans? That’s crony capitalism right in front of your face, or crony socialism.” (Read more from “Tech Titans, GOP Elite Plot Trump Attack on Private Island” HERE)

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  • Nels

    Interesting that they aren’t meeting to stop Cruz. Maybe Cruz is their boy. One of Cruz’s Superpacs gave $500,000 to Carly in June of last year. That’s not Cruz writing the check, but it’s one of his internationalist bankster supporters, supporting another internationalist candidate, along with Cruz the internationalist. We already knew Cruz was in bed with the North American Union and NAFTA scum, but this is yet another confirmation.
    50 out of 50 internationalist billionaires favor Cruz over Trump.

  • Russ

    the more theses loud mouthed morons try to dissuade people from voting for Trump the stronger he gets. TRUMP will win by a LANDSLIDE!!! Deal with. TRUMP 2016

    • Craig Kinnowr

      I know of several who have gone over to the Trump camp in the last few days — I cannot believe the arrogance of the Washington elite — lets vote them out come November.

      • Russ

        you got that right Craig. So I guess now we know who sponsored the bs at the Chicago Trump rally don’t we?
        TRUMP 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • liberty49

    Were they the Bilderbergs or the Illuminati?

  • wingsofeagles

    This meeting proves they have no idea just how angry the American people are. I think it is great that Trump is shaking them to the core. They have helped the Liberal Marxists turn things on their head until they can’t read a moral compass anymore and I want to vomit. There isn’t a brain in the bunch that can even begin to deal with the financial mess that exists. Instead of discussing the things that matter, they are plotting how to take “their” ball and run home with it. They don’t own the ball…it belongs to us. I’ve been a Conservative/Republican for all of my voting life…I have one thing to tell this bunch…I am angry at how you have conducted the people’s business and I do not respect you any more.

    • Craig Kinnowr

      well said

  • Mike Stacey

    Their only goal is to kill democracy and enslave the world.

  • 4freedom

    With that kind of power and money Trump should be hiring even more 24 hour security, bulletproof vehicles, etc, who knows how far they will go to stop Trump.

  • The greed of the ruling class will destroy us all! Republicans will no longer accept the lies of establishment Republican candidates!

    The GOP rift is a small number of elite, globalist, RINO leaders vs. a majority who are the true foundation of American conservatism.

    It is the height of hypocrisy for Obama enabling @SenateMajLdr @SpeakerRyan saying @RealDonaldTrump not conservative.

    For 30 yrs Globalist Rep. elite have been traitors to the Constitution, Bill of Rights, balanced budgets, smaller government and America 1st.

    And a brokered convention is where the establishment lane goes over a cliff and destroys the GOP as a viable party. The price of 30 yrs of treachery: Elite RINOs will allow the base to choose an outsider or the base will destroy the GOP

  • TruthSeeker

    They don’t care how the people feel and they will do any underhanded propaganda that they feel will work on the weak minded people that listen to mainstream news – – We already have reports of voting machine tampering in the primaries – – and messing with the delegate numbers for the convention – –

    Trump doesn’t play ball with them – – Personally, I fear for his safety – – Heart attacks, fast deadly cancer, suicide, horrible car accident, etc – –

    We are taught not to kill but the elites have no such training and they will, with out a single conscious twitch, kill him if they feel they need to – –