Miami Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross Rebukes Anti-Trumpers on Proposed Equinox, SoulCycle Boycotts
'I have always been an active participant in the democratic process' — slams liberals who object to his support for president
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross tore into liberal activists after they called for boycotts of Equinox and SoulCycle, two companies in which he is an investor.
Perpetually outraged leftists have been dismayed after Ross announced plans to host a fundraiser for President Donald Trump at his home on Long Island later this week.
Trump himself is expected to attend the pricey event.
A boycott backed by lower-level Hollywood celebrities began after the news came out. Chrissy Teigen, who admits to being reduced to tears by the president, and comedian Billy Eichner, who once said he “want[s] Trump and all MAGA lunatics to burn in hell,” led the way.
Even Michael Moore — whose girth, in our view, suggests he’s never even seen an exercise bike, stationary or otherwise — claims he canceled his membership to SoulCycle.
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) August 7, 2019
Ross isn’t willing to cave to the liberal mob; instead, he explained he appreciates taking part in the democratic process. It is, after all, what’s best for business.
“I have always been an active participant in the democratic process,” Ross said in a statement. “I have known Donald Trump for 40 years, and while we agree on some issues, we strongly disagree on many others and I have never been bashful about expressing my opinions.”
He added that his support for Trump’s re-election campaign is due to a desire to “engage directly and support the things I deeply care about.”
That’s not acceptable by the Left’s standards, however.
Ross found himself in hot water last year when he suggested his players should stand for the playing of the national anthem before games.
“I like Donald [Trump],” Ross admitted, noting that kneeling became a protest against “support of our country or the military.”
He told New York’s Daily News that “all of our players will be standing,” after initially saying he “totally supported the players in what they were doing.”
After realizing the conversation was shifting from Colin Kaepernick’s fake claims of protesting oppression to the reality that these players were disrespecting America and the military, Ross changed his mind.
“I like Donald [Trump],” he admitted, noting that kneeling became a protest against “support of our country or the military.”
“I don’t support everything that he says. Overall, I think he was trying to make a point, and his message became what kneeling was all about. From that standpoint, that is the way the public is interpreting it.”
Tries to back away. SoulCycle, meanwhile, issued a statement distancing itself from Ross and reinforcing that it “believe[s] in diversity, inclusion and equality.” Just like the president.
The fitness brand is about to find out that the Left does not, under any circumstances, believe in diversity of thought or inclusion for Republicans.
This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.
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