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President Trump’s business allies start to distance themselves from him after Capitol Hill riot

  • President Donald Trump's allies in the business have world started to distance themselves from him after the deadly riot on Capitol Hill.
  • The pullback casts doubt on whether these business leaders will back him in the future – including whether he runs for president again in 2024. "He's done," one of Trump's top bundlers said.
  • Some big money Trump donors, including Sheldon Adelson and Richard Uihlein, either declined to comment or didn't respond to requests for comment.

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President Donald Trump looks on during a rally in support of Republican incumbent senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue ahead of a Senate runoff in Dalton, Georgia on January 4, 2021.Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images

After years of defending and sticking by him, several of President Donald Trump's allies in the business world started to distance themselves from him after Wednesday's deadly riot on Capitol Hill.

The pullback casts doubt on whether these business leaders will back him in the future – including whether he runs for president again in 2024.

"Bye, bye, Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley and Donald Trump," one of the president's top campaign bundlers said, also mentioning the two Republican senators who led objections to Joe Biden's Electoral College victory. "He's done," the person added, referring to Trump.

A former White House official, who worked with business leaders while in the administration, was just as blunt when asked whether corporate figures would side with Trump after Wednesday's riot, which the president incited.

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