Dolphins proprietor Stephen Ross has supported President Donald Trump prior to now, as much as and together with final 12 months’s controversial choice to host a big-ticket fundraiser for him. With the election little greater than two months away, Ross has turn into extra restrained in his help.
In reality, it’s doable that Ross not helps the incumbent president in any respect.
In a current interview with David Gelles of the New York Instances, Ross was requested why he’s supporting President Trump.
“I mean, first of all, who said I was?” Ross stated.
Reminded that Ross hosted a fundraiser for Trump, Ross stated this: “Right. So I mean, look. I’ve known President Trump for a long time. I’ve known him and I’ve liked him. I don’t agree with a lot of his policies. I believe there’s a lot of good, and I believe there’s a lot of bad. At that point there was a fundraiser at my house I was looking for certain things to benefit New York. But I haven’t really made a decision who I’m voting for.”
Ross stated he disagrees with the President on local weather points, and that he has “been a little divisive.” (That’s like saying the Dolphins have “been a little mediocre” throughout the Stephen Ross period.)
It seems like Ross now regrets internet hosting the fundraiser. At a minimal, he regrets the backlash it created.
“If I would have known the impact of what happened last year, would I have thought about it differently?” he stated. “Of course. I mean, here I am being called a racist when I’ve set up and spent more money as an individual in dealing with racism than anybody in the country, and I was ahead of the game. But you know what? The best thing is to keep your mouth shut. You go about your business because that’s what matters.”
He was requested whether or not he would have truly completed something in another way, if he’d been conscious of the response.
“I’m not saying I would have had it or I wouldn’t have,” Ross stated. “But seeing how it’s impacted my business partners, of course I would have to look at it differently. But I never complained. It happened. It’s unfortunate. It caused a lot of problems for my business partners and everything. A lot of money was lost from people who were complaining about me. It makes me feel terrible. But I know who I am and I will continue fighting for those causes that I believe need to be dealt with. I will fight for climate control. I will fight against racism. I’m probably the biggest advocate in the country on both of them.”
Ross declined to say whether or not he’ll in the end vote for President Trump.
“I didn’t try to be in the news,” Ross stated. “I’m not looking to be in the news. I don’t look at myself as a public figure. I’m a businessman who fortunately, from my perspective, has been successful. I’ve given back. I’m going to give back more than half what I have to charity. I’m not looking to be some public figure, and I’m not controlling everything.”
Ross ought to have considered the assorted pathways to turning into a public determine earlier than he purchased, you already know, an NFL group — and earlier than he began promoting slivers of the franchise to all types of celebrities.
Nonetheless, it seems that Ross has discovered the onerous method one of the crucial vital first-world classes: The one factor higher than being wealthy and well-known is being wealthy.