Robert Sarver owns the Phoenix Suns pro basketball team. The team is worth a reported $1.8 billion. Robert is very rich.
Robert is also a race-baiting misogynist. He frequently uses the N word when referring to 14 of the 15 members of his team. Female Suns employees have quit in droves due to sexual harassment.
NBA management finally had enough. They suspended Robert for one year and fined him $10 million. That may seem like a lot of money to us common folk but it is about 0.5% of Robert’s worth. If you are lucky enough to earn $100 K this year, Robert’s fine would be the equivalent of you dropping $500 at the blackjack tables. It hurts but it doesn’t send you to the local homeless shelter.
Donald J. Trump is another race-baiting misogynist. Donnie has collected some $115 million in donations since he departed the White House. How is he spending it?
$650 K went to portrait artists for his presidential portrait that will hang in the National Gallery. You must look good for posterity. That portrait might be the model for the fifth head on Mt Rushmore.
$8 million covered legal fees. Why pay lawyers out of your own pocket when your hard-working supporters across America will pay them for you?
$750 K went to cover 2022 “campaign events”. Rather than contributing directly to MAGA-supporting congressional candidates, Donnie spoke at their rallies. He swooped in on a private jet (carbon footprint be damned), complained about how the 2020 election was stolen for 85 minutes, spent all of 5 minutes extolling the virtues of the candidate, and then flew back to Mar-a-Lago or Bedminster.
The cool thing about being very rich like Robert or Donnie is that you can be fined $10 million or cough up $8 million in legal fees and you still aren’t reduced to ordering from the Dollar Menu at McDonald’s.
Oh by the way, you can also get away with being a race-baiting misogynist..
By Ed Dufton