President Trump on Sunday suggested Apple founder Steve Jobs would be unhappy with his widow for “wasting money” on The Atlantic, the magazine that published claims the commander-in-chief disparaged military members.
“Steve Jobs would not be happy that his wife is wasting money he left her on a failing Radical Left Magazine that is run by a con man (Goldberg) and spews FAKE NEWS & HATE,” the president wrote on Twitter, referring to Jeffrey Goldberg, the editor of the publication who penned the article. “Call her, write her, let her know how you feel!!!”
Laurene Powell Jobs owns a majority stake in the publication.
Trump linked to a tweet from Charlie Kirk, the founder of the conservative website Turning Point USA, that said she donated to former Vice President Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign.
“The widow of Steve Jobs – Laurene Powell Jobs donated at least $500,000 to Joe Biden’s campaign this year. Do you know who owns a majority stake in The Atlantic? Laurene Powell Jobs,” Kirk said in the posting.
Goldberg wrote last Thursday that Trump referred to marines killed in World War I and buried in a cemetery outside Paris as “losers.”
According to the article, Trump also called the 1,800 marines who died in the battle of Belleau Wood as “suckers” for getting killed.
Trump and the White House vehemently denied the allegations.
“This is more made up Fake News given by disgusting & jealous failures in a disgraceful attempt to influence the 2020 Election!,” Trump said.
Powell Jobs holds a majority share of the magazine through the Emerson Collective, an organization she leads.
She is among a number of Silicon Valley tech titans who are backing Biden’s run, including Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and Zynga founder Mark Pincus.