The ad featured Joe Malcoun, co-owner of a bar called the Blind Pig in Michigan, who said his business could shut down because of how poorly President Donald Trump handled the coronavirus pandemic. As The Daily Wire previously reported, Malcoun is actually a wealthy “angel investor” who received a large inheritance from his wife’s grandfather nearly a decade ago. In 2018, Malcoun told Click on Detroit that the inheritance was “almost like winning the lottery” and he used the money to become a well-known angel investor in Michigan, helping tech startups.
“Usually you become a CEO and you make money, and then the money allows you to become an angel investor first,” he said in the 2018 interview. “I happened to have different circumstances where I had money [first].”
“We don’t know how much longer we can survive not having any revenue. A lot of restaurants and bars that have been mainstays for many years will not make it through this,” Malcoun said in the ad, which was released last week. “My only hope for my family, this business and my community is that Joe Biden win this election.”