Armie Hammer would like to remind you that there’s another powerful Trump donor in Hollywood to scrutinize — Marvel Entertainment, Isaac Perlmutter.
Amidst celebrity backlash to Stephen Ross — the billionaire owner of the parent company to brands like SoulCycle and Equinox, who was revealed by the Washington Post to be hosting fundraising events for Donald Trump in the Hamptons this week — Hammer took to Twitter on Friday to call attention to Perlmutter, another Trump donor with deep pockets.
“Hey, while everyone seems to be on this Equinox thing, it might be a good time to mention that one of Trump’s largest financial contributors is the chairman of Marvel Entertainment (Isaac Perlmutter)….. jussayin,” Hammer wrote.
Perlmutter has yet to respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
According to campaign finance reports, Perlmutter has donated the maximum individual contribution of $2,800 to Trump’s re-election campaign this year. The chairman has also given $106,500 to the Republican National Committee and a total of $360,600 to the Trump Victory, a political action committee between the RNC and the Trump campaign.
Prior to becoming chairman of Marvel Entertainment (which is not to be confused with Marvel Studios, a subsidiary of Walt Disney Studios and the production company behind the popular Marvel Cinematic Universe movies), Perlmutter served as the company’s CEO from 2005-2017, overseeing the brand’s television, animation and publishing projects.
Perlmutter’s ties to Trump were described in a 2018 ProPublica report, detailing how the chairman “secretly shaped” much of the veteran policies issued by the current administration, despite not having the relevant expertise to do so. (Perlmutter, in a statement issued at the time to ProPublica, downplayed his influence on the Department of Veterans Affairs). The two were also reported as regularly talking and dining together during the president’s visits to Mar-a-Lago, where Perlmutter is also a resort member.