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'President Trump lost many of his supporters, including me.' Billionaire Trump donor Doug Leone blames Trump for the insurrection

14 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Sequoia's Doug Leone is the latest conservative billionaire businessman to renounce his support for Trump after last week's insurrection.
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Billionaire VC Doug Leone was once one of Trump's strongest supporters in Silicon Valley, donating over $100,000 to his 2020 reelection campaign.
He told Insider he no longer supports the president after his role in inciting the riots on Capitol Hill last week.
"After last week's horrific events, President Trump lost many of his supporters, including me," Leone wrote in a statement, adding that he believed the president was responsible for...
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Anand Giridharadas says he and others spent years telling Jack Dorsey in a private chat to do something about Trump's tweets before Dorsey finally banned Trump last week

14 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Anand Giridharadas and Jack Dorsey .
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President Donald Trump was permanently banned from Twitter on Friday.
Anand Giridharadas says he's long been in a private group with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, advocating action on Trump, and Dorsey suddenly exited the day of the Capitol assault, two days before the ban.
Professor Brian Ott, who's studied Trump and his Twitter usage for years, said he believes Twitter could have banned him under its policies at almost any time during his...
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