Hollywood Conservative Group Breaks Up Over Donald Trump

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Apr 22, 2016 6:30 PM
Hollywood Conservative Group Breaks Up Over Donald Trump

Hollywood's secretive conservative group "Friends of Abe" has reportedly broken up over concerns about Donald Trump and the California primary. The organization will disband, stop maintaining their website, and stop collecting dues.

“Effective immediately, we are going to begin to wind down the 501 c3 organization, bring the Sustaining Membership dues to an end, and do away with costly infrastructure and the abespal.com website,” executive director Jeremy Boreing told members in an email, the Guardian reported.

“Today, because we have been successful in creating a community that extends far beyond our events, people just don’t feel as much of a need to show up for every speaker or bar night, and fewer people pay the dues that help us maintain that large infrastructure.”

Lionel Chetwynd, a producer and screenwriter and co-founder of the group, told the Guardian the campaign for California’s June 7 primary was causing a “civil war in slow motion.”

Friends of Abe members reportedly included Kelsey Grammer, Gary Sinese, and Jon Voight. Full membership lists have never been released. California's primary is on June 7.