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Fact Check: ‘Struggling Bar Owner' in Biden Ad Is Actually a Wealthy Tech CEO Who Supports Lockdown

Added 10-20-20 02:45:05pm EST - “'We don't know how much longer we can survive not having any revenue,' the supposedly downtrodden bar proprietor laments in the ad.” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “Fact Check: 'Struggling Bar Owner' In Biden Ad Is Actually a Wealthy Tech CEO Who Supports Lockdown”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A Michigan man portrayed as a struggling bar owner in a new ad for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is actually a wealthy venture capitalist and Democratic Party contributor, according to numerous reports.

The Biden campaign aired an ad on CBS during Sunday’s football games that showed the proprietor of a Michigan bar lamenting the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on his business.

Rather than blame the downturn of customer traffic on China, the source of the virus, or on Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s months-long, draconian lockdown measures, he claims President Donald Trump is responsible for his supposedly desperate economic situation.

“For 50 years, the Blind Pig has been open and crowded, but right now it’s an empty room,” Blind Pig co-owner Joe Malcoun said in the Biden ad.

On the state of the popular Ann Arbor bar and music venue, Malcoun said, “This is the reality of Trump’s COVID response.”

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