Sil­i­con Val­ley Ven­ture Cap­i­tal­ist Explains How He Went From Clin­ton In 2016 To Trump In 2024: ‘I’m Pre­pared To Lose Friends’

Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Explains How He Went From Clinton In 2016 To Trump In 2024: ‘I’m Prepared To Lose Friends’

A top Sil­i­con Val­ley ven­ture cap­i­tal­ist announced on Thurs­day that he was donat­ing hun­dreds of thou­sands of dol­lars to for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump fol­low­ing his con­vic­tion in the con­tro­ver­sial hush-mon­ey case in Man­hat­tan.
Shaun Maguire, a part­ner at Sequoia Cap­i­tal, post­ed on X that he donat­ed $300,000 to the polit­i­cal oper­a­tion back­ing Trump and explained in a lengthy state­ment his polit­i­cal shift in recent years.
“I’m pre­pared to lose friends,” he wrote. “Back in 2016 I had drunk the media Kool-Aid and was scared out of my mind about Trump. As such I donat­ed to Hilary …