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Get to Know Tom Steyer

It's official — billionaire Tom Steyer is running for president after nearly two years of pushing to impeach President Trump.

The Ultimate Anti-Trump 2020 Candidate

I’m Tom Steyer and like you, I’m a citizen who knows it’s up to us to do something. Billionaire hedge fund manager Tom Steyer is officially running for president. But even before announcing his 2020 bid, his goal was to impeach Donald Trump. To reach his goal, he pulled out all the stops, creating a petition that’s been signed by more than 5 million people and producing ads promoting impeachment.

Steyer acquired his $1.6 billion fortune in Farallon Capital and Goldman Sachs hedge funds before leaving it all behind for politics in 2014. He became an environmentalist and spent tens of millions to fund research in renewable energy to fund nonprofits, to fund Democratic candidates. And he’s not afraid to lobby elected officials. In January 2018, he sent every member of Congress a copy of the book “Fire and Fury,” which presents a scathing portrait of the Trump administration. It's a book that the president tried to ban without success. In April 2018, Steyer mailed an impeachment guide to over 5,000 Democratic candidates.

“This president is a clear and present danger who’s mentally unstable and armed with nuclear weapons. He’s brought us to the brink of nuclear war, obstructed justice at the FBI, and in direct violation of the Constitution, he’s taken money from foreign governments and threatened to shut down news organizations that report the truth. If that isn’t a case for impeaching and removing a dangerous president, then what has our government become?” Steyer asks.

This summer, he plans to travel across the U.S. to convince voters and perhaps also to plan his own 2020 presidential campaign? In November 2018, he launched his “5 Rights” campaign, a platform based on equal voting rights, the right to clean air and water, free public education, a living wage, universal health care.

Brut.

07/09/2019 6:10 PMupdated: 07/09/2019 6:17 PM

47 comments

  • Brut
    07/09/2019 18:18

    Tom Steyer is wealthier than any other Democratic candidate currently running for president. Here's how he made his $1.6 billion fortune: https://www.forbes.com/sites/chasewithorn/2019/07/09/how-tom-steyer-made-his-16-billion-fortune/#6a60aed338a9

  • Natasha W.
    07/09/2019 19:46

    Maybe

  • Theo E.
    07/09/2019 19:57

    No. Enough with the billionaires

  • Bobby B.
    07/09/2019 19:57

    Please don’t.

  • Dean D.
    07/09/2019 19:59

    He's a cunt!!

  • Kurtis D.
    07/09/2019 20:02

    That's one way to get rid of all that money.

  • Brady R.
    07/09/2019 20:02

    Hell NO!!! I don't care what he thinks of trumpet. A billionaire should never even be allowed to step foot in the White House.

  • Kristopher H.
    07/09/2019 20:02

    Because as we all know there's a big red launch nukes button under his desk

  • Darrell C.
    07/09/2019 20:22

    B S

  • Kenneth B.
    07/09/2019 21:56

    Sounds like a loser in the making.

  • William F.
    07/09/2019 22:11

    Help the ppl at Next_Gen unionise then open your mouth

  • William F.
    07/09/2019 22:12

    Enough with billionaires. Go Bernie, go Elizabeth,

  • Kyle E.
    07/09/2019 22:12

    Old rich white men obviously don't work. Look at our history.

  • Dave T.
    07/09/2019 22:49

    I’m not interested in another billionaire whose sole interest is to get the one we have out of office.

  • Janice S.
    07/09/2019 22:54

    Bill Clinton, B. Obama and others did much worse and were not impeached. Give it a rest!

  • Billie M.
    07/10/2019 00:28

    Meh. I wish you would have supported the stronger Dem candidates for President, etc.

  • Peter A.
    07/10/2019 00:43

    good to have this asshole to kick around for a while.

  • Joshua W.
    07/10/2019 03:17

    Toms a douche and will only be another loser .....

  • Abraham Y.
    07/10/2019 03:25

    Steyer, what's there to impeach? Mueller Report is nothing but the manipulated files prepared by Rosenstein. It's known to all that Americans stood in long lines in the November 2016 election and voted to elect a president. Federal Election Commission has also stated that voting and counting machines kept in all states were not plugged in internet and therefore Russians couldn't cyber attack American election process. This clarification by FEC quashes the entire Mueller report. But the Democrats,using the fabricated Mueller report which is not dealing with Russian collusion but irrelevant issues, are harassing dignified officers with subpoenas. How ridiculous is Mueller's report can be assessed from the fact that Manafort's Ukraine link was long before Trump announced his candidacy and Flynn meeting with the Russian ambassador was after the election. And again, what has Hicks got to do with Russian collusion? It's by deviation and manipulation that Mueller produced his 448 page report. Mueller is not a judge and his report is not a judgement. He's a retired police officer (FBI), and like a cop he has used all criminal tactics to trap innocent persons who had absolutely nothing to do with American election. He's a colleague and friend of Comey. Can we expect any fairness from him? In addition, the cunning Rosenstein was there to supply manipulated files. Mueller Report is a fraud. Friendly and diplomatic meetings at Trump Tower and elsewhere are wickedly interpreted by Mueller as treason and betrayal. It's crazy to say about obstruction of justice when Trump didn't fire Mueller using his authority as POTUS but gave him total freedom to investigate and publish the Report.

  • Joe B.
    07/10/2019 04:26

    He's an ignorant douchebag and he will lose horribly.