Ricketts family donates $1 million to a Donald Trump super-PAC


Back in the spring the Ricketts family, which owns the Chicago Cubs, and Donald Trump got into a public dustup. It was some Republican inside baseball stuff, as the Ricketts — who, with the exception of one sister, I believe, are big donors and activists in the GOP establishment — opposed Trump and then Trump bad-mouthed them and it turned into a big thing.

All of that is water under the bridge now, however, as evidenced by the Ricketts family, led by Joe Ricketts, the father of the Cubs owner,  giving $1 million to a pro-Trump Super Pac. This despite the fact that Trump insulted his wife.

Lest you think this gives you some special reason to root against the Cubs, know and accept that the vast majority of baseball owners and high-ranking executives are Republicans and would support the Republican nominee no matter who he is or what he believed in. Maybe Trump’s special brand of crazy is scaring a few of them away this year, but these men are, overwhelmingly, going to support the person whose policies benefit billionaires because, well, they’re billionaires.

Which is to say that this quote from Trump, given to the Washington Post editorial board, has been forgotten:

TRUMP: Well, it means that I’ll start spending on them. I’ll start taking ads telling them all what a rotten job they’re doing with the Chicago Cubs.

As has this: