and there are dozens more…Carl Icahn, Ronald Lauder, Peter Thiel, Thomas Peterffy, Harold Hamm, John Paulson, Charles Dolan, Ken Fisher, Nelson Peltz…more..more..
Blackstone founder Stephen Schwarzman faces scrutiny over donations to rightwing Republicans including Kelly Loeffler
It was Schwartzman who said Barak Obama was a Nazi…
The Wall Street billionaire who has been heralded for giving Oxford University its largest donation “since the Renaissance” gave campaign contributions during the election cycle to seven of the Republican lawmakers who later voted to overturn the 2020 election results and backed candidates late last year even as they disputed Joe Biden’s victory.
Stephen Schwarzman, the founder and chief executive of Blackstone Group, also financially supported a campaign group – Georgians for Kelly Loeffler – that is alleged to later have published a Facebook ad that darkened the skin of Loeffler’s Democratic opponent, Raphael Warnock.
The financial support billionaires like Schwarzman, Richard Uihlein, and Jeffrey Yass gave to Trump and other right-wing Republicans is facing fresh scrutiny in light of the violent insurrection by Trump supporters on the US Capitol on 6 January.
Asked about Schwarzman’s record, Steve Schmidt, a former Republican strategist and co-founder of the Lincoln Project, the anti-Trump campaigning group that has sharply criticized major Republican donors, said:
“There are few people that have financed more directly to candidates who engaged in the poisoning of American democracy.”
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