Trump Calls Out Cubs' Owners For Donating Money To Anti-Trump PAC
By Rachel Cromidas in News on Feb 22, 2016 10:02PM
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Donald Trump, the real estate mogul turned celebrity turned presidential candidate turned terrifying demagogue responsible for every Chicagoan's least favorite sign, is not pleased with the Cubs'-owning Ricketts family.
Trump took to his prolific Twitter account Monday morning to threaten Marlene Ricketts, who is the main funder of a super political action committee, or super-PAC, that opposes his campaign.
"I hear the Rickets [sic] family, who own the Chicago Cubs, are secretly spending $'s against me. They better be careful, they have a lot to hide!" He Tweeted.
I hear the Rickets family, who own the Chicago Cubs, are secretly spending $'s against me. They better be careful, they have a lot to hide!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 22, 2016
The Tweet was likely inspired by a recent USA Today story that says Marlene Ricketts, who lives in Nebraska, has donated $3 million to the Our Principles PAC, which is responsible for millions of dollars worth of anti-Trump ads and mailings, according to federal records.
Ricketts has apparently donated to many other Republican presidential bids in the mean time, including Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio—the only Ricketts'-supported candidate still in the running, according to the Tribune.
The billionaire Ricketts family is well known for their political activity and for having a 95 percent controlling interest in Chicago's North Side baseball team and Wrigley Field since 2009.