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Facebook’s (other) Jewish founder gives $20m to fight Trump

Dustin Moskovitz says GOP nominee’s promises are ‘quite possibly a deliberate con,’ while Clinton has ‘vision of optimism and mutual benefit’

Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz poses outside his office in San Francisco, April 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz poses outside his office in San Francisco, April 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Jewish American co-founder of Facebook says he is donating $20 million to help the Democrats defeat Donald Trump, calling the Republican presidential candidate divisive and dangerous and his appeals to Americans who feel left behind “quite possibly a deliberate con.”

By contrast, 32-year-old billionaire Dustin Moskovitz says Democrats and their nominee, Hillary Clinton, are “running on a vision of optimism, pragmatism, inclusiveness and mutual benefit.”

Moskovitz wrote about the contributions in a Thursday night posting on the website Medium.

“As a nation, we need to figure out how to bring everyone with us, and we believe the Democratic platform currently is more aligned with ensuring that happens,” he wrote.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump addresses supporters at Cleveland Arts and Sciences Academy on September 8, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Angelo Merendino/Getty Images/AFP)
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump addresses supporters at Cleveland Arts and Sciences Academy on September 8, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Angelo Merendino/Getty Images/AFP)

“In comparison, Donald Trump’s promises to this group are quite possibly a deliberate con, an attempt to rally energy and support without the ability or intention to deliver. His proposals are so implausible that the nation is forced to worry that his interest in the presidency might not even extend beyond winning a contest and promoting his personal brand.”

Moskovitz said he and his wife, Cari Tuna, are giving half of their $20 million to the League of Conservation Voters and to the For Our Future political action committee. The latter group is a get-out-the-vote effort in battleground states that is paid for primarily by labor unions and hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer.

Moskovitz and Tuna also are giving directly to Clinton’s campaign and to party committees helping Senate and congressional Democrats, he said.

Moskovitz’s political giving makes him the second-largest Democratic contributor of the election, after Steyer.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton September 5, 2016. (AFP/Brendan Smialowski)
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton September 5, 2016. (AFP/Brendan Smialowski)

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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