Full Interview: Jane Mayer on the Mercers and the Dark Money Behind the Rise of Trump and Bannon

Robert Mercer and Donald Trump. (photo: Getty Images)
ull interview with The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer about her new article, “The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency: How Robert Mercer Exploited America’s Populist Insurgency.” The piece looks at Robert Mercer, the man who is said to have out-Koched the Koch brothers in the 2016 election.

Transcript

AMY GOODMAN: From Pacifica, this is Democracy Now!

JANE MAYER: The history of the country has been, you know, of certainly big money players. What you’ve got here is almost like a third party that is the money party. It’s a conservative outside pressure group that is acting as a force field, pulling the Republican Party, particularly, to the right.

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