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Hedge fund manager Kenneth C. Griffin was seen seated next to President George W. Bush at the Dallas Cowboys game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday. While the Cowboys destroyed the New York Giants like George Bush decimated Fallujah, rumor has it Griffin and Bush discussed the path forward in funding the 2024 GOP primary.

It’s unknown what Griffin and Bush were talking about, but perhaps the conversation was something like this:

“Well, Ken, it’s not looking so good for Ron. What do we do now?”

Ken Griffin has an estimated net worth of $35 billion, making him among the wealthiest men in America. Griffin is the founder and CEO of Citadel LLC, a multinational hedge fund that manages over $60 billion in assets. Griffin is also a philanthropist who has given millions to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Obama Foundation, and various charities related to education, poverty, and the arts. Griffin and Citatel donated £3 million to a British university to help develop a COVID-19 vaccine.

Griffin has made substantial political contributions, primarily to Republicans. He calls himself a “Ronald Reagan Republican.” Still, he has contributed to Democrat Rahm Emanuel’s campaign for Chicago mayor. He has donated to notorious RINO Susan Collins, who voted to convict Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial.

Griffin’s positions have been mixed on Trump. He contributed to Future45, a pro-Trump PAC, in 2015 and again in 2018 for a total of $1.25 million. However, he officially endorsed Marco Rubio for president in December 2015.

Griffin hasn’t endorsed any Republican candidates or contributed to the 2024 presidential election. However, it’s noteworthy that he donated $5 million to DeSantis’s gubernatorial campaign in 2021. Having sunk millions into DeSantis, funding anti-Trump RINOs like Susan Collins, and expressing criticism of Trump’s critiques of Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell, Griffin is likely looking for a Republican horse to bet on against Trump.

The “Never Trump” sentiments of the Bush family are well-documented. Donald Trump singlehandedly ended the Bush dynasty when he destroyed Jeb Bush on the debate stage during the 2016 Republican primaries, which included a reminder that “the World Trade Center came down during [George W. Bush’s] reign, remember that. That’s not keeping us safe.” George W. Bush refused to attend the 2016 Republican National Convention, where Trump was officially nominated, didn’t vote for Trump in the 2016 or 2020 elections, and reportedly called Trump’s historic inaugural address “some weird shit.”

It’s possible this meeting between Griffin and Bush at the Cowboys game was the seed of a fundraising and publicity campaign to anoint a successor to George W. Bush to keep American conservatives on the neocon reservation. Even with Griffin’s money and Bush’s influence, dethroning Trump as the de facto leader of the Republican party is a tall order. Data on RealClearPolitics shows Trump polling at a national average of 58.5 percent, an insurmountable 44.1-point lead over DeSantis in second place.