Liberals are mad that SoulCycle founder Stephen Ross and Miami Dolphins owner Joe Farrell are hosting fundraisers for President Trump. There was a deluge of tweets from those saying they were canceling their SoulCycle memberships, though the establishment doesn’t offer them. This knee-jerk reaction to simply boycott things because you don’t like Trump is a common occurrence ever since the 2016 election. Liberal meltdowns are always epic to watch. Too bad; he’s president. We won. You lost. And as the Democratic field tears each other apart, he can fill his war chest—and he has. In these dual fundraisers, the GOP raised some $12 million (via WaPo):
President Trump raised $12 million at two Hamptons fundraisers Friday, adding to the massive campaign warchest he’s amassing for his 2020 re-election campaign.
Trump retweeted Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, who wrote: “Thanks to the unhinged mob on the left, @realDonaldTrump raised $12M today, $2M more than originally expected. The support for our President is unprecedented and growing!”
Trump’s first event, hosted by billionaire real estate developer and fitness chains owner Stephen Ross, was not without controversy. This week businesses owned by Ross have been boycotted by Trump critics, including by some celebrities, who were furious about the Trump reelection fundraiser at Ross’s Hamptons home.
Before leaving for New York on Friday morning, Trump defended Ross.
“He’s a great friend of mine; he’s a very successful guy. We were competitors but friends in real estate in New York in the old days,” Trump told reporters outside the White House. “He’s probably more inclined to be a liberal if you want to know the truth, but he likes me, he respects me.”
Trump dismissed the backlash Ross is facing over the fundraiser, saying, “it just makes Steve much hotter.”
The price for attending this event, as you would expect was steep, with a tag of up to $250,000. But that’s money well spent to Make America Great Again or in this cycle, Keep America Great.