Today is the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, and from the perspective of businesses there is a striking difference between this election and the previous ones.
According to a Wall Street Journal research no CEO of the country’s 100 largest companies had given campaign contributions to the Republican nominee’s presidential campaign. Donald Trumps tax plan will benefit greatly large businesses and the personal finances of CEOs, yet they are not willing to support him. This is a very different situation than the one we had in previous elections. During the 2012 Obama Vs. Romney election about a third of the 100 most powerful CEOs financially supported Romney’s campaign.
Hillary Clinton in meanwhile is getting more support from large businesses then even President Barak Obama has gotten. The democratic nominee received donations from Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) CEO Tim Cook, American Airlines Group’s (NASDAQ: AAL) Doug Parker, Nike’s (NYSE: NKE) Mark Parker and many more.