REPORT: Man Shown As Struggling Small Business Owner In Biden Ad Is Actually A Wealthy Tech Investor

A new ad from Joe Biden features a man presented as a struggling small business owner in Michigan.

The ad is apparently misleading, however. The man in the ad is a wealthy tech investor who has even donated to Biden’s campaign.

Last week it was revealed that there were plants in the audience at a Biden town hall, one of them was even a former Obama speech writer. Now this.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Biden Ad Portrays Wealthy Tech Investor as Struggling Small Business Owner

The struggling Michigan bar owner at the center of a Joe Biden campaign ad is actually a wealthy tech investor whose startup was seeded by a large family inheritance.

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The ad, which the Biden campaign released Thursday, identifies Michigan entrepreneur Joe Malcoun as co-owner of the Blind Pig, a bar and live music venue in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Malcoun blames the bar’s misfortunes on “Trump’s COVID response,” warning that unless voters elect Biden, “a lot of restaurants and bars that have been mainstays for years” will not survive.

But Malcoun faces little risk of losing his financial livelihood to the pandemic.

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According to a 2018 interview with local NBC affiliate Click on Detroit, Malcoun became a well-known “angel investor” in local tech startups after receiving a large inheritance from his wife’s late grandfather roughly a decade ago. He described the inheritance as “almost like winning the lottery.”…

Malcoun, who did not return a request for comment, contributed $5,000 to the Biden campaign in July, according to federal campaign finance disclosures. He has also donated thousands to Sen. Gary Peters (D., Mich.).

This looks terrible for the Joe Biden campaign.

The ad has apparently been removed from YouTube.

How did they think no one would find out?


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