Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross fought back against threats of boycotts from the left who criticized his planned high-end fundraiser for longtime friend President Donald Trump.
Bloomberg reported on the statement that Ross released in response to threats of boycotts of his financial interests including Soul Cycle and Equinox gyms: “I have always been an active participant in the democratic process. I have known Donald Trump for 40 years, and while we agree on some issues, we strongly disagree on many others, and I have never been bashful about expressing my opinions.”
“I have been and will continue to be, an outspoken champion of racial equality, inclusion, diversity, public education, and environmental sustainability, and I have and will continue to support leaders on both sides of the aisle to address these challenges.”
The fundraiser is reportedly scheduled for Friday at Ross’ Bridgehampton, NY mansion and the president is scheduled to attend.
The property is on the market for $39.9 million:
The Washington Post reported that the president plans to pose with supporters for a $100,000 donation or speak privately with them for a$250,000 gift.
Leftist anti-Trump twitter users posted claims that they were boycotting Soul Cycle or Equinox since Mr. Ross has a financial interest in the two fitness companies:
everyone who cancels their equinox and soul cycle memberships, meet me at the library. bring weights
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) August 7, 2019
Mika Brzezinski joined the other celebrities boycotting Soul Cycle, Equinox and Hudson Yards:
‘No more soul cycle. Will never go there again. Will never go to Hudson Yards or Equinox. Ever.”