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Blackstone CEO to back Trump, cites economic concerns, rising anti-Semitism






















Blackstone CEO to back Trump, cites economic concerns, rising anti-Semitism






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Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman confirmed Friday that he will support Donald Trump in his White House rematch with President Biden.

As The Post first reported on Sunday, Schwarzman, one of Wall Street’s biggest political donors, was seriously considering endorsing Trump as anti-Semitism spreads across the country, especially on college campuses.

Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman and Donald Trump in 2017.
Stephen Schwarzman, one of Wall Street’s biggest political donors, plans to donate to Donald Trump. Schwarzman and Trump in 2017, above. AP
Schwarzman and his wife Christine at the Met Gala earlier this month.
Schwarzman and his wife Christine at the Met Gala earlier this month. fake images

The Blackstone boss said Friday that concerns about Biden’s economic, immigration and foreign policies, along with “the dramatic rise in anti-Semitism” in the country, drove his decision to endorse Trump, according to a statement issued to Axios.

Schwarzman, long considered a Trump ally, had said in 2022 that he would not endorse the former president and said it was time for the Republican Party to turn to a new generation of leaders.

He did not support any candidate in the primaries.

Blackstone did not immediately respond to a request for comment.




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