Former Democratic fundraiser who helped raise millions for Obama says she's voting for Trump

Huynh previously hosted fundraiser dinners that cost up to $100,000 a plate for Obama's 2008 campaign.

Published: June 23, 2024 3:08pm

A former Obama fundraiser who assisted in raising millions of dollars in donations for his campaign said that she is leaving the Democratic Party and plans to vote for former President Donald Trump this November.

"Like any divorce, there’s not just one thing, there’s a series of things that led up to it," former Obama fundraiser Allison Huynh said on "Jesse Watters Primetime" last week. 

Huynh created the robotics and AI company Willow Garage, which was subsequently sold to Google. She and her then-husband Scott Hassan helped raise millions for then-candidate Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign by hosting Silicon Valley giants for dinners that cost up to $100,000 per plate.

Huynh said she has since become frustrated with the Democratic Party, particularly over its stance on crime.

"The Democrats were policing the wrong things," she told Fox News host Jesse Watters. "The things that we need to police are violent criminals that are scattered throughout the streets of San Francisco, people defecating, shooting up heroin in front of me and my kids, and allowing criminals to go in and steal from our grocery stores, shutting down grocery stores."

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