With the presidential election just 130 days away, progressive activists have a renewed, fiery focus on getting Joe Biden into office. And one serial entrepreneur and social activist has committed to using Donald Trump’s favorite tool to make sure he doesn’t get re-elected.
Defeat by Tweet is the Super PAC brainchild of Xander Schultz, whose day job is working at Galaxy Investment Partners, the family office of former hedge fund manager Mike Novogratz, who has made a personal pledge of $1 million.
Schultz, who is white, teamed up with Black activists including Color of Change President Rashad Robinson and Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors to launch the micro donation-based campaign that “aims to turn Donald Trump’s controversial Twitter platform against him.” The goal is to get individuals to pledge a small money donation every time Trump tweets, which is a frequent occurrence.
According to Schultz, Trump averages 30 tweets