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Shawn Sebastian @shawnsebastian
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The dogged work of reporters like @juddlegum, @alexkotch, and @letsgomthias exposing @SteveKingIA's corporate support is finally breaking through, with @intel, @LandOLakesInc, and @Purina fleeing.

So why are @WarrenBuffett, @ATT, and @ABABankers still standing by King?

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Donors have ALWAYS known King is a white supremacist.

They kept giving him money because no one noticed.

King's donors are calculating that, in this moment of national crisis, it's better to stay out of the news cycle. Silence has worked so far ...

readsludge.com/2018/10/23/cor…
This is especially appalling for @WarrenBuffett, whose earliest investors in Berkshire Hathaway included Holocaust survivors.

@SteveKingIA tricked a Holocaust memorial non-profit into funding his European anti-semitic propaganda trip.

#BuffettDropKing

bit.ly/BuffettDropKing
At the moment, @WarrenBuffett is engaged in a high stakes war with Sheldon Adelson over Nevada's energy supply with billions on the line in a ballot measure.

And between Buffett and Adelson, Buffett is the one who's given money to @SteveKingIA .

bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
If @WarrenBuffett pulls his financial support of @SteveKingIA it will be a big national story, highlighting Buffett's past support.

Taking an overdue stand would be moral. But this has always been a money calculation, not a moral one.

#BuffettDropKing

bit.ly/BuffettDropKing
Donors like @intel, @LandOLakesInc, and @Purina dropped @SteveKingIA because they finally calculated the attention on their association would hurt their bottom line.

But @WarrenBuffett, @ATT, and @ABABankers are big enough they think they can skate through the election.
If these corporate donors denounce @SteveKingIA , more of the @GOP will too.

The ONLY way to get to @WarrenBuffett, @ATT, @ABABankers NOW, when it matters, before the election, is if WE put pressure on them.

Tweets got @LandOLakesInc. Tweets can get these guys. END/
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