The New York Times
Big Donors Financed Biden’s 2020 Run. Now They Get a Chilly Reception.
As Joe Biden hopped from Manhattan high-rises to Silicon Valley mansions to gather campaign checks in 2019, he developed a certain way of thanking the well-heeled donors who invested in his presidential campaign. The hardest part, Biden would say to them, was not just the money. It was putting their names and reputations on the line for him. And he would promise to “never, ever let you down,” as Biden told donors at the home of a Hollywood executive in late 2019. Now, nearly 10 months into his p