If you are someone who has been kind enough to read my rants, and I thank you, you know who Robert Mercer is. For those of you who do not know the somewhat secretive billionaire, let me tell you a little about him.
Robert Mercer is a hedge fund manager, who became a billionaire. His politics are on the extreme edge of the right wing. Mercer prefers to ‘receive information’ for sources such as conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. He has been one of ‘Breitbart’s’ primary supporters. For most of the 2016 campaign season, Mercer funded Ted Cruz campaign. Two of Cruz’s staff were Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway.
When Cruz was crushed by Trump in the primaries, Mercer moved his money, along with Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway into Trump’s camp. Mercer’s yacht has been seen docked next to a Russian oligarch, adding one more element to the preponderance of circumstantial evidence linking Trump and Vladimir Putin. His close association with Bannon proves that he is a white supremacist and a bigot. He is the man who controls Bannon; Bannon is the man who controls Trump.
Few Americans knew his name until he was recently exposed by myself and others. Today a small protest occurred in front of his mansion on Long Island.
About twenty people held signs and chanted “Mercer, pay your taxes.”
“Young people are moving out of the state. Poverty is at its highest level since 1959. Taxes are too high, while people who are richer don’t pay their fair share,” said Tamar Paoli, 25, an Elmont resident who works in marketing.
On Friday about 60 protesters were outside of Renaissance Technologies, where Mercer is the co-CEO.
In both protests those involved were also denouncing the fact that he is one of the reasons Trump is your illegitimate president.
Mercer is known in his circles as somewhat reclusive. His involvement with Trump has placed him in the spotlight.
I refer to Trumps entourage as his ‘circle of sinners.’ It might be more accurate if I called Trump and his cronies ‘Mercer’s band of deplorables.’
By James Turnage
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