The Atlantic, which published anonymously sourced bombshell accusing Trump of disparaging fallen soldiers, is owned by Biden mega-donor

by Bryan Brammer · Sep 5th, 2020 12:52 pm

Last Updated Sep 7th, 2020 at 4:44 pm

The majority owner of The Atlantic, which published a widely shared story Thursday accusing President Trump of disparaging fallen American soldiers, has donated well over $1.2 million to Democratic candidates and political committees since 2019.

Philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, reportedly communicates often with the publication's editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg, the person responsible for the anonymously sourced bombshell story.

Jobs contributed $2,800 to Biden's primary campaign last October and donated an additional $610,600 to the Biden Victory Fund in June.

Jobs also backed Hillary Clinton in 2016, pledging $2 million to her super PAC. She also hosted a $200,000-a-plate fundraiser that raised over $4 million for the former Democratic presidential nominee.

Goldberg's report published Thursday claimed that Trump called fallen soldiers "losers" and "suckers" during a trip to France in 2018.

Biden and his fellow Democrats immediately pounced on the opportunity to criticize the president's alleged remarks. Biden on Friday declared Trump "unfit" for the presidency.

"I've just never been as disappointed, in my whole career, with a leader that I've worked with, president or otherwise. "If the article is true—and it appears to be, based on other things he's said—it is absolutely damning. It is a disgrace," Biden told reporters. "The president should humbly apologize to every Gold Star mother and father, to every Blue Star family that he's denigrated. … Who the heck does he think he is?"

The Biden campaign also posted a video on social media attacking President Trump, saying "Mr. President, if you don't respect our troops, you can't lead them."

Trump took to Twitter to deny the charge and send shots at the Atlantic for the report:


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