As the fallout continues from The Atlantic’s bombshell report that Donald Trump has repeatedly denigrated dead U.S. military personnel, Trump has found a new target for his attempts to make the story go away: The magazine’s owner, Laurene Powell Jobs. On Sunday, Trump called on his followers to swarm her with phone calls and letters in retaliation for that story.
Jobs, widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs, is the founder of the philanthropic Emerson Collective foundation, which acquired a majority stake The Atlantic in 2017. While she has exerted influence on the magazine’s business matters, she reportedly does not control its editorial direction. She is also a prominent Democratic donor, and that led at least one prominent Trump supporter to suggest a conspiracy theory that her political leanings were responsible for the Magazine’s reporting. Which brings us to Trump.
“Steve Jobs would not be happy that his wife is wasting money he left her on a failing Radical Left Magazine that is run by a con man (Goldberg) and spews FAKE NEWS & HATE. Call her, write her, let her know how you feel!!!,” Trump tweeted early Sunday morning. It is unclear if this represents a violation of Twitter policies against targeted harassment; Representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheWrap.
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