The owner of the ‘fighting’ bar featured in the Joe Biden ad is a wealthy ‘angel investor’ in technology startups.
A Michigan bar owner Joe Biden has been featured in a campaign ad, accusing President Trump of manipulating the COVID-19 epidemic to massively close restaurants, a wealthy technology investor who actually supported the state governor’s locking measures.
The campaign describes the Biden ad removed from its YouTube channel, the co-owner of the popular Ann Arbor Irrigation hole and live concert venue The Blind Big.
Malcolm blames the president’s reaction to how his menu has been affected by the virus and fears the institution could be shut down.
But it has now been revealed that Malcolm is a wealthy investor, thanks to a legacy he inherited from his family.
His support for Governor Gretchen Whitmer – a Democrat – imposed locking measures on social media.
‘For 50 years, the blind pig has been open and crowded, but now it’s an empty room,’ says Malcolm in a one-minute-long ad posted online.
‘This is the truth of Trump’s cowardly answer.’
Joe Malcolm, co-owner of Ann Arbor Bar, describes a recent ad published by Joe Biden’s campaign, who is a wealthy ‘angel investor’ in technology startups in Michigan.
The ad talks about how bars and restaurants fought during the COVID-19 epidemic
Malcolm adds: ‘We don’t know how long we can live without any income.’
‘A lot of restaurants and bars that have been important for years won’t make it,’ Malcolm says in the ad.
‘This is Donald Trump’s economy. There is no plan and you do not know how to proceed. ‘
The ad also features The Beastly Boys’ song ‘Sabotage’. This is the first time the band has licensed one of their songs to be used in a promotional campaign.
The ad said Malcolm: “My only hope for my family, this business and my community is that Joe Biden will win this election.”
Malcolm’s concern about reopening the plans seems to contradict a tweet he released in April, where he praised the government’s handling of the state lockout, arguing that ‘she’s doing it right’.
Whitmer’s harsh shelter orders provoked protests in the state, forcing businesses such as The Blind Big to close for a long time.
The bar has been open in limited capacity since June, but was decided against re-launching live concerts due to low attendance at its summer shows.
The place could hold up to 400 people and hosted some big name acts including Odyssey Rush, Nirvana and KRS-One.
Although Biden closed his menu in the ad, he did not mention that Malcolm would be financially sound.
In the ad, Malcolm accuses Trump of manipulating COVID-19 and expresses support for Joe Biden
Federal election records indicate he donated thousands of dollars to the campaign of Midtown Biden and Michigan Senator Gary Peters.
In 2018, he said Click on Detroit He became an ‘angel investor’ at local tech startups after inheriting a large legacy from his wife’s late grandfather about 10 years ago.
“His grandfather was a very successful real estate investor as a hobby and he lived very modestly in Huntington Woods,” Malcolm told Click on Detroit in 2018.
‘But he is a wealthy business investor. As a result, we felt we had a responsibility on a significant estate.
“We knew there was something, but we never knew the extent of it. It was like winning the lottery. We were so young.”
He added: ‘Usually you make money as a CEO and then money allows you to become an angel investor.
‘There were different situations where I had money (at first).’
According to his LinkedIn, Malcolm is the CEO of Nutshell, which is based on Arbor, which helps sellers increase revenue.
He is the co-founder of Kahuts, an Ann Arbor-based office sharing startup.
Faced with the choice of whether to resume live concerts live on his bar, Malcolm said Michigan Live Although the government has lifted restrictions on allowing live performances in June to a limited extent.
“Now that we’ve tried it, we’ve found that it’s really hard to communicate what it means to have a socially distant and live concert, and we decided it didn’t really need to be tried,” Malcolm said.
‘The last thing we want is to be the center of a new explosion.’
On Twitter, Malcolm admitted on Tuesday that the menu was ‘technically allowed to open at a lower capacity now … we are closed because it is unsafe and irresponsible to be open.’
Blind Pig has been open at limited capacity since June, but has decided against resuming live concerts due to low attendance at its summer shows.
Malcolm cut down on his tweet, which was reported Daily caller.
“If Trump had taken the virus seriously from the beginning and imposed a national strategy to address it, places like Pig would now be open and you would enjoy live music again,” Malcolm tweeted.
“But instead he chose to arm the COVID for his own political gain and to convince his supporters that medicine is a disease.”
Malcolm contributed $ 5,000 to the Biden campaign in July, according to the Federal Electoral Commission.
He also donated thousands of dollars to Democratic Senator Gary Peters, who is set to run for re-election on November 3.
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