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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Stephen M. Ross, the wealthy real estate developer who chairs the company that owns the fitness brands Equinox and SoulCycle, is planning to hold a fundraiser for President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign this Friday, August 9 in his home in the Hamptons on Long Island, New York. The tickets, according to the Washington Post, will cost $100,000 each. And critics of the president, Business Insider is reporting, are responding by threatening to boycott Equinox and SoulCycle and their parent company Related Companies.

GrabYourWallet founder Shannon Coulter, after learning of the fundraiser, tweeted that Equinox and SoulCycle can be added to the list of pro-Trump companies to boycott. Coulter tweeted, “If you’d like to let SoulCycle or Equinox Fitness know how you feel about the chairman raising funds for Donald Trump’s reelection, I recommend contacting the parent company, Related Companies.”

Some Twitter users responded to Coulter by announcing that they would be joining an Equinox/SoulCycle boycott. @lizzieshore told Coulter, “Thank you for this. Considering I was about to restart my @Equinox membership, I’m glad I saw this before I did. I’ll find somewhere else to go now.” And @itsarifitz advised, “Go ahead n cancel those @equinox & @soulcycle memberships, y’all.”

Equinox’s Instagram page has been full of negative comments, one of which reads, “Is it true that the owner of Equinox is a Trump supporter? Say it ain’t so!!! I will have to quit.”

In addition to Related Companies, Ross owns the Miami Dolphins.

Sarah Cooper

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Now that we know how badly Donald Trump screwed up his 60 Minutes moment – he couldn't wait for us to find out the usual way – all that's left is commentary. And who better to comment on any Trump interview than comic Sarah Cooper? She mimes both the president and Lesley Stahl with a manner suited perfectly to the topic: "How to climate change."

Never mind that this encounter actually occurred a couple of years ago. Nothing has changed, except that Cooper is here to deliver righteous scorn. You will enjoy, and meanwhile her lip-syncing serves the ultimate good cause of saving the planet from its would-be destroyer via World War Zero.

"I don't know why Lesley Stahl even gives Trump the time of day," Cooper wonders. Good question!

Click and chortle.