UNITED STATES. Several billionaires are financially committed to Trump and Biden

UNITED STATES. Several billionaires are financially committed to Trump and Biden
UNITED STATES. Several billionaires are financially committed to Trump and Biden

Joe Biden and Donald Trump, who will face each other in a return match in the American presidential election in November, recently received the financial support of several billionaires, several American media reported on Thursday.

In an electoral system where the sacrosanct dollar is kingmaker, fundraising is a key factor for candidates for the White House.

Joe Biden can thus count on the support of billionaire Michael Bloomberg. This former mayor of New York has paid a total of some $20 million to groups supporting Joe Biden and the Democratic Party in recent months, the report revealed on Thursday. Washington Post.

“I stood with Joe Biden in 2020, and I’m proud to do so again”declared the New York businessman to the daily.

Billionaire and philanthropist Melinda French Gates, ex-wife of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, also called on Thursday to vote for Joe Biden in November – without announcing any funds to the Democrat’s campaign.

Donald Trump, himself a billionaire, received financial support from Timothy Mellon, heir to a large fortune dating from the end of the 19th century.

According to New York Timesthis discreet businessman gave $50 million to a support group for the ex-president, in the wake of the guilty verdict rendered against him at the end of May in New York.

Crypto vs. Biden

The Winklevoss twins, famous for their role in the origins of Facebook, also announced Thursday that they were supporting the Republican candidate.

“I just gave a million dollars in bitcoin to Donald Trump and I will vote for him in November”said Tyler Winklevoss on X.

The co-founder of the Gemini cryptocurrency exchange platform made this donation because, according to him, “the war openly declared by the Biden administration against crypto”.

His brother Cameron said he also donated $1 million to the Republican’s campaign. “In summary: President Trump is pro-bitcoin, pro-crypto, pro-business”he said on X.

Joe Biden’s campaign team regularly attacks Donald Trump over his ties to the richest, accusing him in particular of “selling America to its biggest donors”.

In a press release Thursday, it was pleased to have raised more than $85 million in May, and to have had a total of $212 million at the beginning of June.

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