Home Depot Co-Founder Says He’d Likely Still Fund Trump Even If He Were Convicted

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Home Depot co-founder and former CEO Bernie Marcus indicated Tuesday his strong support for former President Donald Trump.

Marcus said he would continue to fund Trump’s 2024 election campaign even if the former president gets convicted of a crime, according to Reuters. However, the billionaire does not plan to be one of Trump’s biggest financial donors.

When asked whether he would still support Trump if the former president were convicted, he told Reuters, “I think so. Because I think it’s all trumped up.”

“Of course I’m going to support him to some extent, but I’m not one of his big givers, that’s for sure,” Marcus told the outlet.

Marcus announced his ongoing support of Trump earlier in November and said the former president was “very happy” with his support in recent talks, according to Reuters. The Home Depot co-founder emphasized the two “never discussed his legal fees or his legal problems.”

Although Marcus likes Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, he said Trump was a “fixer” who would benefit the U.S. economy and foreign policy, Reuters reported. (RELATED: Trump Indictment Charges Match Document That Fulton County Called ‘Fictitious’)

Marcus supported Trump during both his 2016 and 2020 campaigns, per Reuters. The 94-year-old former CEO and his wife, Billi Wilma Marcus, were reportedly the seventh-largest Republican donors in the 2020 election, distributing nearly $25 million to Republican campaigns at the time.