A contributor on MSNBC demanded that people protest outside the home of billionaire Stephen Ross after it was revealed he would be holding a fundraising event for President Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee.
During an appearance on MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes,” contributor Elie Mystal claimed that “people of color are already targets” by the Trump administration before going after Ross for his support of the president and saying he wanted to see “pitchforks and torches” outside of the billionaire’s home.
“People of color are already tragets under this administration. I have no problem on shining the light back on the donors who fund this kind of racialized hate. I mean I go further. I want pitchforks and torches outside this man’s house in the Hamptons.”
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Mystal continued on to say that there was “no reason” why people should not make “their voices peacefully understood” with pitchforks and torches outside of Ross’ house. He also claimed there was also “no reason” for the billionaire “to have a nice, little party.”
“I’ve been to the Hamptons — it’s very nice,” Mystal said. “There’s no reason why it has to be. There’s no reason why he should be able to have a nice, little party, right? There is no reason why people shouldn’t be able to be outside his house and making their voices peacefully understood.”
On Tuesday, the Washington Post reported that the president was to be the headliner for a pair of fundraising events in the Hamptons on Friday where tickets for the events cost between $5,600 and $250,000.
Ross — the chairman of the parent company to fitness companies Equinox and SoulCycle — will be hosting one of the events at his home.
The revelation sparked calls for protests, boycotts, and membership cancellations for the gyms.