Ex-Democrat Who Raised Millions for Obama Endorses Trump

(RepublicanJournal.org) – Today’s political climate is volatile, to say the least. Many people are finding that their current representation isn’t serving their needs, so they’re switching parties. One former fundraiser for the Democratic Party is now switching sides.

In 2008, Allison Huynh helped raise money for then-candidate Barack Obama by holding dinner parties, charging $50,000 and $100,000 per plate for the meals. The events raised millions for Obama’s campaign. Now, she says, she is separating herself from the Democratic Party.

On Wednesday, June 19, Huynh, a Vietnamese immigrant, appeared on “Jessie Waters Primetime,” where she discussed her plans to vote for former President Donald Trump this year. She said, “There’s not just one thing, there’s a series of things that led” to her switching parties.

Some of those include the elevated crime rate and homelessness, Huynh said. She noted that people in her area, San Francisco, continue to steal from grocery stores, which has led to them shutting down. Huynh also accused current President Joe Biden of being “asleep at the wheel” and “out of touch.” She points to her own city as one where leftist policies have left a path of destruction in their wake, with homelessness rates skyrocketing and people doing drugs on the street for everyone to see.

Huynh’s so disillusioned with the Left that she’s selling off a piece of Shepard Fairey artwork inspired by Obama’s “Hope” posters. She also owns a rocking chair that belonged to former President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated, paying nearly $100,000 for the furniture.

Huynh isn’t a Republican, identifying herself as an Independent, but she is backing Trump for this year’s election. She said when she met the former president, “He was light and funny and intelligent” and “knowledgeable… about what is going on with the country and the economy.” Her opinion on the Left began changing during the pandemic era and continued with the ongoing border crisis.

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