NYT Profiles Wealthy Homocon “Power Couple” Behind Coming $5 Million Trump 2020 Fundraising Event

The New York Times reports:

In some ways, they are a typical political power couple seeking to “Make America Great Again.” They are throwing a $5 million fund-raiser for President Trump this winter, and are quick to make it known that they have the president’s sons’ cellphone numbers on speed dial.

They have poured more than $50,000 of their own money into supporting the president, who smiles in photos on the bookshelves of their home.

But Bill White and his husband, Bryan Eure, are not red state evangelicals or die-hard right-wingers. In fact, for years, they were key players among a cohort that Mr. Trump loathes: Manhattan’s liberal elite. Mr. White and Mr. Eure used to back strident, anti-Trump Democrats, but now dine with Fox News anchors and plan rounds of golf at Mar-a-Lago.

As you’ll see at the link the couple defends Trump’s compulsive lying as mere “embellishments” and “exaggerations.”

RELATED: In 2008, retired members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff pitched White to be Obama’s Secretary of the Navy. Longtime JMG readers will recall that in 2010 White abruptly resigned after 20 years as the openly gay head of NYC’s Intrepid Air Sea and Space Museum.

White, who ran the popular tourist attraction — the decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, docked on the West Side — had been under investigation in Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s state pension-fund probe. White’s name emerged in connection with the investigation in late 2007, when it was revealed he had been subpoenaed.

The probers were trying to determine if he solicited campaign contributions for disgraced ex-state Comptroller Alan Hevesi from Guggenheim Advisors, a branch of the Bank of Ireland, in exchange for the right to manage $447 million in state pension funds.

Cuomo last year subpoenaed dozens of companies, including Bill White & Associates, that acted as middlemen and received fees for arranging access to pension-fund monies. White’s firm received a $2 million fee from City Investment Fund LP, a real-estate firm that was chosen to invest pension funds.