&Pizza Investor Plans Fundraiser For Trump

August 9, 2019
The local pizza place is facing criticizm.

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Billionaire Stephen Ross is set to hold a lunch fundraiser in support of President Trump in Long Island this Friday.

Ross is part owner of several companies including SoulCycle, Equinox and &Pizza.

“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,” Ross said in a statement to Politico. "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.”

Ross has invested nearly $25 million in to the pizza chain back in 2017, Washington City Paper reported.

Several &Pizza patrons have made it clear that they will no longer support the restaurant if the fundraiser is carried out.

"When you learn that Trump superfan Stephen Ross doesn't just invest in Equinox and SoulCycle, which you don't use, but &Pizza, which you loved,"@hayliebswenson tweeted.

"@soulcycle, @momofuku, @andpizza passively in bed with the guy who actively supports President who actively supports white supremacy{*} Got it{*} “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing{*}” ― Edmund Burke," @ksush73 tweeted.

"Your owner wants another term of an evil demagogue wannabe{*} You took his money knowing that he does not support workers{*} Utter hypocrisy #boycottandpizza," @greedisgross1 tweeted.

The lunch, at a cost of nearly $250,000 per donor, will go towards Trump's reelection campaign, according to Politico.

&Pizza has not returned our request for comment.

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