Hillary Clinton raised more than one million dollars over the weekend at a Martha’s Vineyard house party given by top supporter Lynn Forester de Rothschild (pictured).
Unmentioned in major media coverage of the fundraising event is that de Rothschild is a member of the Economist Group and also owns a major stake in the group, which has controlling ownership of the Economist magazine. The Economist has played a leading role in attacking the foreign policy credentials of Donald Trump.
De Rothschild is a top Clinton supporter, donor, and fundraiser, and has done work with the Clinton Foundation and donated to it.
The Los Angeles Times reported on de Rothschild’s weekend fundraiser:
Hillary Clinton dropped by the resort island of Martha’s Vineyard over the weekend to pick up more than $1 million in campaign contributions during an elegant party at the summer home of one of her most devoted supporters.
Thirty people contributed $50,000 apiece to attend the Saturday night function at the home of Lynn Forester de Rothschild, a wealthy investment manager so committed to Clinton that she couldn’t bring herself to vote for then-Sen. Barack Obama after he defeated her candidate in 2008.
Only last month, an article published by the Economist warned that an America governed by “wall-builders” will be “poorer and more dangerous,” while urging Republicans to support Clinton instead of Trump, who, the magazine claims, has “sucked confidence out of global institutions.”
The Economist and its subsidiaries have repeatedly warned against a Trump presidency.
In her speeches, Clinton has often repeated a claim from a British research organization that ranked Trump as the third greatest threat to the global economy. Clinton did not tell her audiences that the firm in question – the Economist Intelligence Unit – is a division of the Economist Group, led by the pro-Hillary activist de Rothschild.
The Economist’s Intelligence Unit’s assessment made headlines in June. It reportedly marked the first time the firm rated a U.S. presidential candidate’s election as a global risk.
The Rothschilds, led by de Rothschild, have long been shareholders in the Economist Group. In 2015, they reportedly purchased a 21 percent controlling stake in the group.
In 2015, she traveled with Bill and Chelsea Clinton to visit five of the Clinton Foundation’s initiatives in Africa. She is a Clinton Foundation donor.