Biden’s campaign ran a TV ad on YouTube on Sunday, Oct. 18, featuring a Michigan bar owner lamenting the economic losses caused by the pandemic and blaming President Trump for them, but a Fox News analysis reveals that the allegedly “poor” bar owner is the successful CEO of a technology company.
The character in the ad is Joe Malcoun, CEO of Nutshell a technology company based in Ann Harbor, Michigan, which according to the Getlatka website, had a turnover of $4.7 million in 2019. Malcoun also contributed $5,000 in July to Joe Biden’s campaign and has also supported the policies of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a strong advocate for maintaining the quarantine in her state.
Malcoun also co-founded Cahoots, a joint venture technology center, and purchased three buildings in downtown Ann Arbor to house the entrepreneurs.
He also owns The Blind Pig bar in the same city and in the ad that he bemoans President Trump’s bad policies.
“For 50 years, The Blind Pig has been open and crowded—but right now it’s an empty room,” he says in the one-minute ad, showing the empty venue. “This is the reality of Trump’s COVID response.”
He continues, “We don’t know how much longer we can survive not having any revenue. A lot of restaurants, bars that have been mainstays for years will not make it through this. This is Donald Trump’s economy,” he continued. “There’s no plan, you don’t know how to move forward. It makes me so angry. My only hope for my family and this business and my community is that Joe Biden wins this election. That’s the kind of person we need.”
However, it is precisely Whitmer, whom he has shown his support, who insists on keeping the bars closed, not President Trump.
It is unclear, then, what Biden’s campaign idea is to introduce a person who is definitely not a bar owner who is going through economic trouble, let alone to blame President Trump when it is his Democratic governor who caused the bars to remain closed.
One more note of deception for the Biden campaign?