A wealthy and generous donor to the Republican Party has revealed that he is furious with the cowardice of his party’s federal officials.
“All the Republicans who hide behind the flag and hide the church, they don’t have the f*cking balls to do what it takes,” Florida billionaire Mike Fernandez told Politico via telephone.
In 2016, Fernandez spent a hefty $3.5 million on ads attacking President Donald Trump, $3 million of which went to Jeb Bush’s campaign. But now he’s taking issue with the rest of the Republicans in the party.
“I am out of the political process,” he told Politico, explaining that he was leaving the party. “Too disgusted, too expensive, too supportive of ego maniacs whose words have the value of quicksand,” he responded to one GOP fundraiser, who sent out an email solicitation.
“It is demoralizing to me to see adults worshipping a false idol. I can’t continue to write checks for anyone,” he continued, blasting his own party’s members. “I know what it’s like to lose a country.”
He continued, blasting Trump as “abortion of a human being” and went on to say that had he known what the president would become he would have worked as a doctor to make sure Trump was never born. Fernandez is a doctor and chairs MBF Healthcare Partners.
He also blasted Trump’s Secretary of State for caving to Trump’s direction.
“This is someone who rose through the ranks of corporate America and probably has more money than Trump does, because [Trump] does not have what he says he has,” he said of former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson.
His frustration with the GOP didn’t only extend to Washington, D.C., he also attacked Florida Gov. Rick Scott, for whom he once served as a fundraising chair. He attacked the consultants as having too much “paranoia.”
“He is probably the smartest, hardest working man I’ve ever met, but to lead you must have empathy,” Fernandez told Politico. “He is emotionless. There is no passion, no sense of obligation, there is only a a sense of self-advancement.”
He has no intention in supporting any Republican for the governor’s race in 2018. At the same time, Fernandez is known for an ongoing feud with the new Florida House Speaker, who opposed a half-cent sales tax increase to help fund Miami-Dade College.
“I said ‘Who made you the people’s dictator?'” Fernandez said he asked Oliva, who said he was elected to oppose such taxes.