Donald Trump Piles on Atlantic Magazine for Losing Readership and ‘Fortune of Money’

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 19: U.S. President Donald Trump walks out of the White House before departing July 19, 2019 in Washington, DC. Trump is traveling to New Jersey to host a fundraising dinner and spend the weekend at his Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty …
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Former President Donald Trump hammered Atlantic magazine and owner Laurene Powell Jobs for “losing large numbers of readers and a fortune of money.”

“It’s good to see that the Atlantic Magazine is losing large numbers of readers and a fortune of money. Only a widow of Steve Jobs and her boyfriend, I am sure Steve is thrilled, would keep it going,” Trump sarcastically wrote.

“People think it will close soon, but who knows. It is amazing what’s happening to the discredited media like CNN, MSDNC, New York Times, and Washington Post,” he continued. “Their businesses have dropped off a cliff, which is actually a very good thing for the American people, because they are Fake News (likewise the networks, ABC, NBC, CBS).”

Trump’s comments are presumably in reference to Breitbart News’s reporting Wednesday, which highlighted the hypocrisy of the Atlantic‘s billionaire owner, the widow of Steve Jobs, for publishing an article that advocates for “a no-fly list for unvaccinated adults” while Jobs has the ability to skirt commercial airport security and restrictions for which her magazine is advocating.

Jobs’s publication additionally stated the unvaccinated should “face scorn among their peer group” and “may even be happy to have an excuse to protect themselves,” and that the Biden administration should force the unvaccinated to give up “certain societal benefits” to practice their individuality and freedom of choice.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Founder and Chair, Emerson Collective Laurene Powell Jobs attends The New York Times 2014 Schools For Tomorrow conference reception at TheTimesCenter on September 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The New York Times)

Founder and Chair, Emerson Collective Laurene Powell Jobs attends The New York Times 2014 Schools For Tomorrow conference reception. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The New York Times)

“If you submit to heightened scrutiny in advance,” the Jobs publication added, the “TSA PreCheck lets you go through security without taking off your shoes; a no-fly list keeps certain people off the plane entirely.”

But as Breitbart noted, Jobs is “one of the world’s most important philanthropists” and enjoys many benefits her wealth generates: namely, having freedom of choice to fly her private jet anywhere she chooses.”

Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow’s book, Breaking the News: Exposing the Establishment Media’s Hidden Deals and Secret Corruptions, which “exposes the hidden connections between the establishment media and the activist left,” underscores Jobs’s wealth and class status.

Jobs’s past is a privileged one, as Marlow details, attending the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford and then worked for Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs.

Jobs then “married well and inherited a lot of money, and her wealth is tied up in some of world’s biggest companies. She is the establishment,” Marlow continues, “The decline of print and independent media has created an opportunity for monied partisans to launder their political activism through established media brands. Courier seemingly shows how far that exploitation has gone.”

Worth about $16.7 billion, Jobs also owns shares Walt Disney Company and Apple, along with four real estate properties worth tens-of-millions of dollars, Forbes estimates. The Daily Mail has reported that Jobs is the sixth wealthiest person in the world, behind “L’Oreal shareholder Liliane Bettencourt, Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton, Mars heiress Jacqueline Mars, Italian Michele Ferrero’s widow Maria Franca Fissolo and German BMW heiress Susanne Klatten.”

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