CEO Schwarzman is a long-time Trump ally who spearheaded the creation of Trump’s Business Council.
Schwarzman is also Trump’s informal counselor and has traveled with Trump on Air Force One, to spend time at Mar-a-Lago, since Trump became president.
Schwarzman donated $250,000 to Trump’s inaugural committee in December 2016.
Blackstone profited off the housing crash and heavily invests in a company that fights worker efforts for decent livelihoods. Blackstone stands to profit handsomely from Trump’s agenda of tax cuts for the wealthy and financial deregulation. ● CEO Schwarzman has called Trump’s infrastructure plans a “super big deal” – and it may also be a very profitable deal for Blackstone, which is looking to raise as much as $40 billion for infrastructure investment. ● Blackstone invests in the oil and gas industry, which is poised to benefit from the Trump administration’s support for pipelines, extreme extraction methods like fracking, gutting of environmental regulation, and climate change denial.
Withdraw from Trump’s Business Council;
Issue a clear statement denouncing Trump’s anti-immigrant, -refugee, and -Muslim agenda, and act to stop Trump’s wall and immigration dragnet;
Refuse to participate in Trump’s proposed infrastructure overhaul;
Issue a clear statement supporting legislation eliminating the carried interest loophole; and
Divest from companies that deny climate change, use extreme extraction methods, or profit from pipelines that threaten vital natural resources.
President and COO, Blackstone
Global Head of Real Estate, Blackstone
President and CEO of the Hedge Fund Solutions group and Vice Chairman, Blackstone
Co-Founder of GSO Capital Partners and Senior Managing Director of Blackstone
Founder and CEO of Breyer Capital
Chairman, Bloomberg L.P.
Senior Advisor, Credit Suisse (USA)
Senior Advisor, RRE Ventures LLC
Dean Emeritus, Harvard Business School
former Prime Minister of Canada
Chairman of the Board, Conduent Incorporated