Biden campaign faces backlash for TV ad depicting Michigan tech CEO as struggling bar owner

Written by on October 21, 2020

Owner of 'struggling' bar featured in Joe Biden ad is wealthy 'angel  investor' in tech startups | Daily Mail Online

(NY Post) –

A Michigan music venue owner featured in a Joe Biden ad campaign lamenting his struggles to survive during coronavirus restrictions is actually a wealthy tech investor — who supported local lockdowns, according to reports.

Joe Malcoun was featured in the heart-tugging Biden ad that aired during NFL games Sunday complaining about the chances of his Ann Arbor bar and music venue, the Blind Pig, surviving the pandemic.

“We don’t know how much longer we can survive not having any revenue,” he complained in the ad. “This is the reality of Trump’s COVID response … This is Donald Trump’s economy,” he said.

“My only hope for my family and this business and my community is that Joe Biden wins this election,” he claimed, saying it “makes me so angry.”

The ad suggested Malcoun’s future and his family were at risk, but made no mention of the bar owner’s numerous other businesses as a wealthy “angel investor” in tech companies.

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