Home Depot and Job Creators Network co-founder Bernie Marcus, known as the dean of the conservative donor class, has seen enough: It’s time to rally around former President Donald Trump.
In an op-ed published after the third GOP primary debate earlier this week, Marcus, 94, said it’s obvious to him that Trump will become the Republican presidential nominee.
“I am 94 years old and like many of you, I am exhausted by politics and saddened by what I see happening to America. I had hoped it was time for me to move to the sidelines and let younger generations continue the fight to preserve America’s founding freedoms and values. But, like so many of us, I realized that I could not let myself walk away; the stakes are just too high,” Marcus began in his RealClearPolitics column.
“We cannot let the America we see today be what we leave to our children and grandchildren. Many of our once-great cities have devolved into lawlessness with random violent attacks on innocent people, rampant looting, and large-scale homeless encampments. There are rarely consequences for the wrongdoers because George Soros-elected prosecutors across America refuse to prosecute them,” he wrote, adding that the southern border under President Joe Biden has disintegrated and illegal migrants are getting care not even afforded the country’s veterans.
“Schoolchildren across America cannot read, write, or do basic math, while our educational leaders tell us that they know better than parents how to raise our children. Working men and women are struggling to provide for their families and must raid their retirement funds just to feed, clothe, and take care of their children. These are just a few of the problems America is facing after three years of bad government policies. They cannot be our legacy,” Marcus wrote.
After revealing a litany of other problems that have gotten worse over the past three years, as well as recounting his own success story, Marcus said the path forward is “simple.”
“For Democrats, the choice is simple. If you feel that you are better off now than you were three years ago, you should vote for Joe Biden or whoever is the Democrat candidate. For Republicans, the choice is also simple. Let’s face it: Donald Trump is going to win the nomination. You should be doing all you can to ensure his winning the general election,” he wrote.
“I understand the frustration of some of my Republican friends who do not like or are offended by things Donald Trump does and says. I, too, have been frustrated at times, but we cannot let his brash style be the reason we walk away from his otherwise excellent stewardship of the United States during his first term in office. Now is the time for unity to save The American Dream for future generations,” he noted adding: “I endorse him not only because he has the best chance of winning the general election but because he is the best person to take on and dismantle the administrative state that is strangling America.”