Disney heiress, wealthy Democratic donors say they won't finance the party until Joe Biden drops out

July 05, 2024

President Joe Biden is facing an uprising from some his own party's wealthy donors, including an heiress to the Disney family fortune, who say they will no longer fund the Democratic Party until Biden drops out of the presidential race following his disastrous debate performance. The president has said he has no plans to withdraw from the race, despite calls for him to do so. "I intend to stop any contributions to the party unless and until they replace Biden at the top of the ticket. Disney pointed to Vice President Kamala Harris as a solid alternative to Biden, arguing she'd be able to defeat Trump. Jurvetson is among the top 50 donors this cycle across the country, donating over $5 million to Democrats, according to OpenSecrets.