Equinox Gym Protests Held To Blast Billionaire Friend Of Trump’s Holding Fundraiser


PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLED FOR A CURB ON THEM. PAT: WELL, CONTROVERSY OVER A FUNDRAISER ON THE EAST COAST FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS SPARKED AN OUTCRY HERE IN L.A. AND ACROSS THE NATION. DAVE LOPEZ IS LIVE IN WEST HOLLYWOOD TO EXPLAIN WHY E PROTESTERS ARE OUTSIDE A POPULAR GYM. DAVE? REPORTER: THE EQUINOX GYM. AND THE CROWD IS A LITTLE LARGER THAN IT WAS ABOUT AN HOUR AGO AND IS GETTING MUCH LOUDER AS WELL. OFF TO MY LEFT OUT OF CAMERA RANGE IS THE ONE LONE TRUMP SUPPORTER WHO SHOWED UP AND RILED UP THE CROWD, BUT THERE’S PLENTY OF SECURITY HERE. THERE IS THE LEADER OF THIS ORGANIZATION AND, BASICALLY, IT’S ALL ABOUT THE FACT THAT WHO OWNS A GYM AND THE FACT THAT THE OWNER OF THIS GYM IS VERY TIGHT WITH DONALD TRUMP. AND THESE PEOPLE DO NOT LIKE THAT ONE BIT. IT’S A FUNDRAISER FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP 3,000 MILES AWAY IN THE HAMPTONS, AND ACCORDING TO PUBLISHED REPORTS IT’S $250,000 TO GET IN. THE PRESIDENT MADE MENTION OF THAT FUNDRAISER TODAY AS HE LEFT THE WHITE HOUSE HEADED FOR THE HAMPTONS. THE CONTROVERSY MAKES ME HOTTER. THEY’LL FIGURE THAT OUT IN A WEEK, BUT HE’S VERY HAPPY. HE’S SUCCESSFUL. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE GOING. REPORTER: FROM THE HAMPTONS TO HOLLYWOOD, IT HAS PEOPLE HERE SOMEWHAT MIFFED. I DON’T UNDERSTAND HIS BELIEFS OR ANYTHING. I LIKE TO PUT MY MONEY WHERE MY MOUTH IS, AND SINCE I’M PRETTY LIBERAL, I DON’T PLAN ON STARTING TO SUPPORT THESE COMPANIES. REPORTER: HE’S ALSO THE FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN OF THE PARENT COMPANY OF EQUINOX AND SOUL CYCLE, AND NOW THERE’S A CALL FOR PEOPLE WHO BELONG TO THOSE TWO GYMS, BECAUSE OF THE FRIENDSHIP OF MR. ROSS AND MR. TRUMP, CANCEL YOUR MEMBERSHIP. I’VE BEEN GOING THERE FOR YEARS NOW AND, YOU KNOW, ONE WAY I CAN VOICE MY OPINION IS CANCELING MY MEMBERSHIP. REPORTER: AND SO HE DID, AND HE SAID HE FEELS MUCH BETTER. DID THEY TRY TO TALK YOU OUT OF IT? NO. IT TOOK LONGER, ACTUALLY, TO PARK THAN TO CANCEL. [LAUGHTER] REPORTER: CELEBRITY MEMBERS ALL TWEETED OUT THEY HAVE QUIT THEIR MEMBERSHIP. HOW ABOUT YOU, THEY ASK? MS. TEIGEN TWEETED, QUOTE: EVERYONE WHO CANCELS THEIR EQUINOX AND SOUL CYCLE MEMBERSHIPS, MEET ME AT THE LIBRARY. BRING WEIGHTS. THEY’RE GOING TO SEE WHAT, BASICALLY, EQUIKNOX IS GOING TO DO WITH THIS AND WHAT THIS GENTLEMAN’S POSITION IS. REPORTER: FROM THE COMPANY, QUOTE, MR. ROSS IS A PASSIVE INVESTOR AND IS NOT INVOLVED IN THE MANAGEMENT OF EITHER BUSINESS. MR. ROSS, QUOTE, I HAVE KNOWN DONALD TRUMP FOR 40 YEARS, AND WHILE WE AGREE ON STRONGLY DISAGREE ON OTHERS. HE COMETS, I HAVE BEEN AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE AN OUTSPOKEN CHAMPION OF INCLUSION, DIVERSITY, PUBLIC EDUCATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY. BACK OUT LIVE, THIS IS THE ONE LONE TRUMP SUPPORTER THAT SHOWED UP HERE THAT, I’M TELLING YOU, NOW HAS A BULLHORN, AND HE HAS HIS CAP ON. HE HAD A FLAG AS WELL A MINUTE AGO. THEY WERE GOING TOE TO TOE. NO ALTERCATION BUT A LOT OF YELLING AND SCREAMING AND BACK AND FORTH. YOU CAN SEE A LITTLE BIT GOING ON RIGHT NOW. THE RALLY CONTINUES, BUT THERE’S PLENTY OF SECURITY, TWO OFFICERS STANDING RIGHT NEXT TO HIM. HE’S JUST YELLING AND SCREAMING, TELLING THEM HE’S MY PRESIDENT, AND THEY’RE YELLING AND SAYING OTHER THINGS ABOUT ANTI-TRUMP. THAT’S THE WAY IT’S GOING HERE. ALL OVER A GYM. AT LEAST THAT’S WHAT THEY’RE SAYING TODAY.

11 Replies to “Equinox Gym Protests Held To Blast Billionaire Friend Of Trump’s Holding Fundraiser”

  1. That Ross guy was totally against the NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality against people of colour.

  2. Headline should be Billionaire Protest backer, pays protesters to boycott Billionaire Presidential backer..get a life

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