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Billionaire who donated to Trump in 2016 donates to Biden

Jennifer Pritzker, a billionaire who donated to President TrumpDonald John TrumpPolice say man dangling off Trump Tower Chicago demanding to speak with Trump Fauci says he was 'absolutely not' surprised Trump got coronavirus after Rose Garden event Biden: Trump 'continues to lie to us' about coronavirus MORE in 2016, made a $2,000 donation to Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden: Trump 'continues to lie to us' about coronavirus Rally crowd chants 'lock him up' as Trump calls Biden family 'a criminal enterprise' Undecided voters in Arizona wary of Trump, crave stability MORE in August. 

The donation pales in comparison to the $250,000 she donated to Trump in 2016, though it underscores Biden’s effort to court supporters from the other side of the aisle. 

Jennifer Pritzker, whose cousin is Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D), is an heir to the Hyatt hotel fortune. 

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In a July 2017 opinion piece in the Chicago Sun-Times, Pritzker said Trump’s decision to reinstate a ban on transgender individuals serving in the military “hurts our armed forces and shows a callous disregard for the rights of American citizens.”

Pritzker is a retired Army lieutenant colonel and the world’s only known transgender billionaire.

“Being a transgender woman, I had to hide who I was during my time in service,” Pritzker said at the time. “This can be a monumental task. Waking up every day and pretending to be something you’re not is extremely difficult and mentally exhausting."

“I was hopeful, after Obama’s announcement, that future service men and women would not have to walk this same path," she added.

In a January 2019 opinion piece in The Washington Post, Pritzker wrote that she “hoped the Republican Party would reform from within and end its assault on the LGBTQ community.”

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“When the GOP asks me to deliver six- or seven-figure contributions for the 2020 elections, my first response will be: Why should I contribute to my own destruction?” Pritzker wrote.

Pritzker also donated $27,000 to the Libertarian National Committee last month and donated $1,000 to a PAC affiliated with former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegButtigieg says it's time to 'turn the page' on Trump administration Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest; Trump hits campaign trail after COVID-19 Biden town hall questioner worked as speechwriter in Obama administration: report MORE while he was still in the Democratic primary.

She has also financially supported moderate Republicans in tight Senate races this cycle, such as Sens. Cory GardnerCory Scott GardnerPush to expand Supreme Court faces Democratic buzzsaw Democratic super PAC pulls remaining ads from Colorado Senate race Exclusive: Poll shows Affordable Care Act challenge a liability for McConnell at home MORE (Colo.), Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsPush to expand Supreme Court faces Democratic buzzsaw Collins PAC donated hundreds of dollars to two candidates who support QAnon Republicans increasingly seek distance from Trump MORE (Maine) and Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland TillisPush to expand Supreme Court faces Democratic buzzsaw Democrats see cash floodgates open ahead of Election Day Supreme Court battle turns into 2020 proxy war MORE (N.C.)