A number of high-profile employees at Black Rifle Coffee, a supposedly pro-America and pro-military coffee company, have been found donating money to Democrats, including its social media manager and magazine’s editor, who gave money to President Joe Biden.
National File citing Federal Election Commission (FEC) records revealed that Ayse Altunisik—media manager, and Chris Omer—the VP of Information Technology at Black Rifle Coffee, both donated to ActBlue, a Democrat organization that helps Democrat candidates and leftist organizations raise money online.
FEC records also show that Donna Ng, an editor at the company’s online magazine, donated $500 in total to Biden’s presidential campaign.
David Rhee, a senior financial analyst at Black Rifle Coffee, also donated funds to ActBlue, which seemingly goes against the very ethos of the company.
The revelations come as Black Rifle Coffee have been criticized in recent days for attacking their customer base.
In their interview with the New York Times last week, Evan Hafer and Mat Best, the CEO and Executive VP respectively railed about customers who they claimed were “racist,” describing them as “a repugnant group of people.”
“You can’t let sections of your customers hijack your brand and say, ‘This is who you are, it’s like, no, no we define that.”
“It’s such a repugnant group of people,” Hafer said. “It’s like the worst of American society, and I got to flush the toilet of some of those people that kind of hijacked portions of the brand.”
“The racism [expletive] really pisses me off. I hate racist, proud boy-ish people. Like, I’ll pay them to leave my customer base. I would gladly chop all of those people out of my [expletive] customer database and pay them to get the [expletive] out,” Hafer said.