Billionaire New York real estate developer Stephen Ross privately expressed qualms about going ahead with his Hamptons fundraiser for President Trump today.
The state of play: Liberal customers had threatened to boycott Equinox and SoulCycle, the high-end fitness brands owned by a parent company that Ross chairs. Ross, who also owns the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, “freaked out” at the backlash, a source said, adding that Trump associates persuaded him to go ahead with the event at his Southampton mansion.
“Stay strong, it’s not going to be that bad. Not that many people are going to boycott the gym,” was another source’s paraphrasing of what Trump’s associates conveyed to Ross.