This just in — Many of Trump’s biggest billionaire haters have deep financial ties with China.
Color us shocked! Who would have thought that a group of Americans with deep ties to the Chinese Communist Party would oppose the candidacy of a man whose policy platform is so anti-China that the nation has propaganda outlets lamenting his planned 2024 run as “a ‘tragedy’ of American democracy.”
Take a look at the Murdoch family. Their outlet the New York Post seemingly attempted to downplay Trump’s announcement of his 2024 run, headlining the piece, “Florida Man Makes Announcement.”
This makes a lot of sense when one takes a look at an article from Australia’s Crickey titled, “Murdoch empire borrows US$100m from state-owned Bank of China.”
Meanwhile, Citadel founder and CEO Ken Griffin spoke with Politico a couple of days before the midterm elections to say that he would happily spend billions on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for a presidential run.
Some viral social media accounts have notably alleged that Griffin is eyeing a position as Treasury Secretary in a hypothetical DeSantis administration:
JUST IN: Ken Griffin would consider to be Treasury Secretary in a DeSantis admin, per Bloomberg.
— unusual_whales (@unusual_whales) September 21, 2022
The National Pulse pointed out that Trump’s first recent attack on the Florida governor came hours before Politico’s piece went online. They argue Trump likely heard about the piece, prompting him to lash out.
Griffin is for lack of a better word, rich; the financier’s net worth is estimated to be around $22 billion. A report this year said that in 2006, Citadel “loaned $110 million to China Security & Surveillance Technology. The company used the funds to acquire ‘10 of the 50 biggest surveillance companies in China.’”
Citadel is also partly owned by Sequoia Capital, a venture capital firm that reportedly is closely tied with the CCP and “has produced more investment gains from China” than any other company.
Joining Griffin and Murdoch is megadonor Stephen Schwarzman, who told Axios that he would back any Republican other than former President Trump in the 2024 primary.
Schwarzman is the chairman and CEO of Blackstone Group, a company that the Chinese sovereign wealth fund partially owned for over 10 years. His company also did $32 billion of deals with China, per the Financial Times.
Such news brings interesting implications for Trump and possibly DeSantis should he attempt to challenge the former president in 2024. Will Trump once again lambast billionaires who seemingly put the interests of China ahead of the American people? It remains to be seen.