Brooklyn Beckham's father-in-law hosted fundraiser for Joe ManchinApril 19, 2022
REVEALED: Brooklyn Beckham’s billionaire new father-in-law Nelson Peltz hosted a $5,000-a-head fundraiser for Joe Manchin where execs ‘hoped he would switch parties and run against Biden in 2024’
- Peltz is a billionaire Wall St. investor who co-founded hedge fund Trian Partners
- He was also previously a vocal supporter of Donald Trump and held a fundraiser for his 2020 re-election bid where couples were charged more than $500,000
- His palatial Florida estate also hosted his daughter Nicola Peltz’s wedding to the eldest child of soccer star David Beckham and pop star Victoria Beckham
- At least 50 business leaders attended Peltz’s lunch for Manchin’s 2024 Senate campaign in March, including well-known Republican donors
- A small number pressed him to run as a Republican against Biden instead, which would mean they believe Manchin can take on Trump in a primary
- Manchin reportedly told donors there that he’s going to run for Senate as a Dem
Brooklyn Beckham’s new father-in-law held a fundraiser for West Virginia Democrat Senator Joe Manchin at his palatial Florida home last month, it was revealed late on Monday.
Billionaire Wall Street investor Nelson Peltz hosted top executives at a $5,000-per-plate lunch, sources told CNBC, where the business leaders reportedly pressed Manchin to switch parties and challenge President Joe Biden in 2024.
The conservative Democrat was responsible for pumping the breaks on progressive cornerstones of Biden’s agenda like the $1.75 trillion Build Back Better bill and federal protections on voting rights.
Peltz reportedly held the ritzy March event to raise cash for Manchin’s 2024 Senate re-election bid. The pair are longtime friends.
Earlier this month, the billionaire’s $103 million Florida estate hosted the glamorous wedding of his daughter Nicola Peltz to the eldest son of soccer star David Beckham and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham.
Before that he charged a staggering $580,600-per-couple donation to attend an exclusive fundraiser headlined by Donald Trump. The February 2020 event was meant to raise funds for the ex-president’s failed re-election bid.
Peltz told CNBC that year that Trump had done ‘amazing things’ for the economy and ‘started to protect America for the first time in 40 or 50 years.’
But hosting at least 50 top executives last month, some of whom apparently want Manchin to launch a campaign for the Republican 2024 ticket, would suggest Peltz is open to supporting a Manchin primary challenge to Trump.
Billionaire investor Nelson Peltz and West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin have reportedly been friends for years
Though he has not formally cast his hat in the ring, Trump’s dropped numerous hints over the last year that people will be ‘very happy’ with his decision on a third White House campaign.
Manchin, meanwhile, has had an outsized effect on Democrats’ legislative business so far this term due to the razor-thin 50-50 split in the Senate — meaning his party needs every member voting in lock-step to pass left-wing legislation that’s opposed by every Republican.
It’s attracted a slew of wealthy donors, like Peltz, who normally open their wallets for Republican candidates. Late last year the investor told CNBC in an October 2021 interview that he calls Manchin ‘every week’ to say ‘Joe, you’re doing great. Stay tough. Stay tough, buddy.’
Peltz hailed Manchin as ‘the most important guy in America’ and said he was ‘keeping our elected officials somewhere in the middle.’
Manchin reportedly told donors in Florida that he intended to run for re-election as a Democrat in 2024, which is consistent with the senator’s previous public dismissals over a possible party switch.
The lawmaker previously said he’d confirm whether he intends to run again after November’s midterms.
His palatial Florida home hosted the wedding of his daughter Nicola Peltz and Brooklyn Beckham earlier this month
DailyMail.com photos show Brooklyn’s proud parents, soccer star David Beckham and ex-pop star Victoria Beckham, arriving to the $103million Peltz family compound in Palm Beach, Florida , in a polished black Maserati MC20, followed by a black Cadillac Escalade
Guests at the high-dollar lunch were given the choice of chicken or fish, Monday’s report claims.
Peltz’s spokeswoman confirmed the event was held in a statement to CNBC.
‘Mr. Peltz supports Mr. Manchin. He believes Mr. Manchin is a rare elected politician from both sides of the aisle who puts country before party, something which Mr. Peltz believes is much needed in our country today,’ she reportedly said.
DailyMail.com has reached out to Manchin’s office for comment.
Manchin’s opposition to his party’s more progressive wing has earned him support from other former Trump backers in addition to Peltz.
Ken Langone, one of Home Depot’s founders, supported the former president until the Capitol riot last year. After the insurrection he pledged to ‘make sure I do my part to make Joe Biden the most successful president in the history of this country.’
His co-founder Bernard Marcus donated two separate $2,900 sums to Manchin’s 2024 Senate campaign on March 15, Federal Election Commission filings show.
Langone donated the same amount on December 31 last year.
Langone and Marcus were reportedly among the guests at Peltz’s fundraiser for Manchin.
Billionaire hedge fund manager Leon Cooperman, a bipartisan donor who also reportedly attended the lunch, gave Manchin two checks worth $2,900 and $2,100 respectively on February 16.
A PAC linked to agriculture machinery company John Deere donated $10,000 to Manchin in March in two separate payments. It was not reported that executives from the company were at Peltz’s fundraiser.
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