During the Aug. 14 episode of "The Matrixxx Grooove Show" on Brighteon.TV, Pedersen recounted DeSantis' promise to ban TikTok in the U.S. if elected. However, the candidate's Federal Election Commission (FEC) reports tell a different story as DeSantis' biggest donors are also TikTok's largest investors. Pedersen then played the Aug. 10 edition of "Loomer Unleashed," where the independent journalist expounded on the issue.
According to Loomer, DeSantis – through his donors in Wall Street and Big Tech – has been completely sold out to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). She added that this contrasts with the Florida governor's tough-on-China remarks he made in public. DeSantis floated the TikTok ban during a stop in New Hampshire.
"There's just one big problem with DeSantis' statement that he's going to somehow be tough on China, economically speaking, and that he's going to ban TikTok. And that's the fact that some of his biggest campaign donors for his presidential campaign – donating millions of dollars to the Never Back Down super-PAC, which is the official Ron DeSantis for president super-PAC – happen to be some of the biggest investors in TikTok itself," Loomer said.
She discovered that Sequoia Capital Global Managing Partner Doug Leone donated $2 million to DeSantis' political action committee (PAC). This contribution is significant, Loomer noted, as Sequoia Capital is the largest U.S. venture capital funder in China. It also owns 10 percent of ByteDance, TikTok's parent company, which has ties with the CCP. (Related: TikTok parent firm admits to spying on journalists as part of “covert surveillance campaign.”)
The venture capital firm recently announced its partnership with Ken Griffin of Citadel Securities. This also allowed Griffin, who donated $5 million to DeSantis' reelection campaign, to enter the stock and bonds market in China.
Loomer pointed out that Griffin and Leone, DeSantis' two biggest donors, are bankrolled by the CCP. She warned that these ties, a clear conflict of interest, will pose a serious problem for the Florida governor if elected to the White House.
The independent journalist also mentioned a third DeSantis donor with ties to the CCP: Pennsylvania billionaire Jeff Yass, who reportedly donated $2.5 million to DeSantis' state committee PAC after the candidate secured a second gubernatorial term.
Aside from this, Yass has also contributed over $15 million to the notoriously anti-Trump Club for Growth. He has also founded the SIG China venture capital firm to invest in emerging Chinese technology. Moreover, Loomer said most of his wealth comes from his investment in ByteDance. Loomer noted that a DeSantis victory would be like a repeat of the current administration, which has completely sold America to the CCP.
Pedersen lauded Loomer for doing a great job in her report. He also noted how DeSantis is getting big money for taking policies favoring the influence campaigners, aligning with a prediction by globalist billionaire George Soros about big investors backing the Florida governor.
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