Skip to comments.Owner of Struggling Bar Featured in Biden Campaign is a Millionaire Investor Who SUPPORTED Lockdown
Posted on 10/21/2020 4:38:03 AM PDT by sevinufnine
Joe Biden's campaign released ad on YouTube last week featuring bar owner Joe Malcoun who is co-owner of The Blind Pig, a popular Ann Arbor concert venue. In the ad, Malcoun blames Trump for widespread bar and restaurant closures saying Trump's handling of COVID-19 forced bar owners to close businesses. But ad doesn't mention Malcoun is also wealthy 'angel investor' in tech startups, and his social media shows his support for lockdown measures imposed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer - a Democrat who actually prolonged bar closures. After Malcoun's wealth was revealed, Biden campaign pulled ad from YouTube.
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For 50 years, the Blind Pig has been open and crowded, but right now its an empty room, Malcoun says in the one-minute-long commercial which was posted online. This is the reality of Trumps COVID response. Malcoun adds: We dont know how much longer we can survive not having any revenue.
A lot of restaurants and bars that have been mainstays for years will not make it through this, Malcoun says. This is Donald Trumps economy. Theres no plan and you dont know how to go forward.
The ad also features the song Sabotage, by The Beastie Boys. It is the first time that the group licensed one of its songs for use in a campaign ad. The ad ends with Malcoun saying: My only hope for my family and for this business and my community is that Joe Biden wins this election.
Malcoun's concern about reopening plans seem to be at odds with a tweet he posted in April, where he praised Gov. Whitmer's handling of the state lockdown, arguing 'shes doing it right'. Whitmer's strict stay-at-home orders sparked protests in the state and forced businesses like The Blind Pig to remain closed longer.
The bar has been open at limited capacity since June, but decided against resuming live concerts due to the low attendance of its summer shows. The venue can hold up to 400 people and has hosted some big name acts, including Otis Rush, Nirvana, and KRS-One. The Biden ad also doesnt mention that even if his bar ends up shuttered, Malcoun will be just fine economically.
According to the Federal Election Commission, Malcoun contributed $5,000 to the Biden campaign in July.
He has also contributed thousands of dollars to Senator Gary Peters, a Democrat who is up for re-election on November 3.
They lie like a rug.
Yup. How can you tell if a liberal is lying? They’re mouth is open!
It’s their nature.
I can see the Pig resemblance but it looks like he can see OK.
LOL. He’s not the prettiest fellow I’ve seen. But being a MILLIONAIRE, how he looks doesn’t really matter does it?
Does he really own the Blind Pig? I bet he is not the owner, but an investor...
Yeah, he is the flat-out dishonest, lying co-owner. As you know, he is a millionaire. Inherited a fortune from his wife’s side of the family, yet this is what spilled from his lips in the Biden ad:
Everywhere I go, people have a story about the Blind Pig,” Malcoun explained in the spot. “The Blind Pig has been one of those clubs that attract artists from all genres. For 50 years, the Blind Pig has been open and crowded, but right now, its an empty room. This is the reality of Trump’s Covid response. We don’t know how much longer we can survive without any revenue. A lot of restaurants and bars that have been mainstays for years will not make it through this. This is Donald Trump’s economy: There is no plan and you don’t know how to go forward. It makes me so angry. My only hope for my family and for this business and my community is that Joe Biden wins this election.
They can’t help themselves.
Tell me his wife isn’t the name sake of the Blind Pig. LOL Lord have mercy.
Let's be VERY CLEAR about one thing here people - and this is for all you lib lurkers out there.
PRESIDENT TRUMP DID NOT LOCK DOWN YOUR STATE NOR CLOSE YOUR BUSINESS - YOUR GOVERNOR DID THAT!
Don't even try the excuse of "Yeah, but it was the President's poor handling of the situation that *made* my governor do that." No, the "he made me do it" excuse is a child's excuse. In fact when President Trump took early and decisive steps to limit the spread of the virus he was ridiculed and opposed by ... you guessed it, your Democrat governors and representatives.
President Trump has fought for you, for the good of the American people physically, emotionally, and economically. The leftist/socialist/fascist Democrats have fought him at every turn. The Democrat's entire platform since the last election has been built around a single idea: thwart President Trump. They don't care who they hurt doing it. They literally don't care if we live or die. They are willing to sacrifice our lives to further their goals.
I SEE HE NAMED THE BAR AFTER HIMSELF...NARCISSIST!!!!!
This liar is not honest enough to admit that Donald Trump wanted his bar and other businesses like his to remain open and NOT to fail.
I will be the first to admit I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer but I don’t understand how he can blame Trump when he admits the governor’s drastic lockdown was the reason the business shut its doors. Is he saying Trump should have mandated a nationwide lockdown instead of delegating the authority to state government? Regardless the man is an obvious liar saying his livelihood depends on the bar when he could live comfortably even if it closed.
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