Money, apparently, can’t buy you everything — specifically, people to sit in the front row of your political event.
Billionaire Tom Steyer — who is using a campaign to impeach President Trump as a launching pad for his own run for the White House — had trouble filling the room during a visit to South Carolina this week.
Steyer was visiting the early primary state when he compared his efforts to those of firefighters running into the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001.
“This society has a history of running towards the fire,” he told the small group.
“If you think about 9/11, there were people running to the fire. And was that the smart thing to do? No, but was that the American thing to do? Very much so,” he said.
“There is some stuff that has gone on in the United States that is just like 9/11,” Steyer, the leftists billionaire who spent millions to collect the names of Americans backing the impeachment of Trump, continued.
“When you talk about (voter) turnout in 2018, that is 10s of millions of Americans running to the fire,” going on to say people across the country are “standing up in crisis and doing exactly the right thing. And that is what we can all be hopeful about is — each other.
“In fact, we will do this, I promise. We will win this and we will, in fact, stand up,” he said.
Is Steyer really likening the Trump administration to the 9/11 terrorist attacks?
In an interview with the Post and Courier, Steyer said he’s “willing to do anything,” including run for president.
“This is not about me. This is not about my personal ambition. I am extremely ambitious to be part of the group of people to get this country back on a decent path: prosperous, equitable and safe.”
He answered affirmatively that he’s interested in running for president, but ever-so-humbly added, “But it’s not about me.”