Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone feels ‘betrayed’ by Trump over riots

Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone feels ‘betrayed’ by Trump over riots

Ken
Langone

the
billionaire
Home
Depot
co-founder
and
Republican
megadonor

said
he
feels
“betrayed”
by
President
Trump
after
last
week’s
siege
on
the
Capitol.

Langone
blasted
Trump’s
attempts
to
overturn
the
2020
election
results
and
pledged
to
help
President-elect
Joe
Biden
“be
the
best
president
we
ever
had.”

“I
feel
betrayed,”

Langone
told
CNBC

in
a
Wednesday
interview.
“…
Last
Wednesday
was
a
disgrace,
it
should
never
have
happened
in
this
country,
and
if
it
doesn’t
break
every
American’s
heart,
something’s
wrong.
It
breaks
my
heart
for
sure.
I
didn’t
sign
up
for
that.”

Langone
is
a
prolific
donor
to
GOP
candidates
— he
and
his
wife,
Elaine,
made
nearly
$517,000
in
political
contributions
over
the
last
two
years,
$496,500
of
which
went
to
Republicans,

according
to
the
Center
for
Responsive
Politics
.

The
85-year-old
financier
has
reportedly

supported

some
of
Trump’s
economic
policies,
such
as
his
tariffs
on
China,
and
made
a
$2,700
donation
to
the
president’s
2016
campaign,
federal
records
show.

But
he
suggested
that
the
Capitol
rioters
were
wrong
to
try
to
stop
Biden
from
taking
office
by
disrupting
Congress’
counting
of
electoral
votes
last
week.

“Going
through
the
court
system
to
try
and
get
some
results

he
exhausted
everything,
it
was
over,”
Langone
told
CNBC.

“I
feel
those
people
who
sought
to
stop
the
process
were
ill-advised,”
he
added.

Asked
whether
Trump
should
be
impeached

a
step
the
House
was
moving
toward
Wednesday —
Langone
responded
bluntly:
“I
don’t
care.”

“All
I
care
about
is
one
thing:
Jan.
20,
Joe
Biden’s
going
to
be
sworn
in
as
president
and
I’m
going
to
work
my
ass
off
any
way
I
can
because
I
win

if
he’s
a
great
successful
president,
we
all
win,”
he
said.

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