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Facebook co-founder pledges $20 million to Hillary Clinton's election campaign

Moskovitz said he did not want Trump to come to power because of his anti-immigration stance. Photograph: (Getty)

New York, NY, United States Sep 10, 2016, 07.25 AM (IST)

Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz has pledged $20 million to US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her Democratic party against Republican nominee Donald Trump in the upcoming elections.

In a blog titled 'Compelled to Act', Moskovitz, 32, and his wife, philanthropist Cari Tuna, said Trump should not be allowed to come to power for his anti-immigration policies which would lead to the country's isolation from the rest of the world.

"The polarisation in America today has yielded a race that is about much more than policies and ideas. It has become a referendum on who we want to be? - ?as individuals, as a nation and as a society. Will we be driven by fear, towards tribalism, emphasizing the things that divide us? Will we focus on how to advantage those most similar to us while building barriers to separate us from the rest of the world? Or, alternatively, will we continue in the direction of increased tolerance, diversity and interdependence in the name of mutual prosperity?," the couple stated in the blog.

"This distinction is starkly caricatured by his #1 “policy” position: the literal building of a wall between us and our neighbour," referring to Trump's statement that he would build a wall between USA and Mexico if he won in the elections. 

"So, for the first time, we are endorsing a candidate and donating. We hope these efforts make it a little more likely that Secretary Clinton is able to pursue the agenda she’s outlined," they said while committing $20 million to numerous organisations, including the Hillary Victory Fund, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. 

(WION)

 

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