Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Gives Max Donation to Tulsi Gabbard

Dorsey has also donated to Andrew Yang

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July 16, 2019

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey gave Rep. Tulsi Gabbard's (D., Hawaii) campaign the maximum donation last month.

Dorsey donated $5,600 to Gabbard's campaign on June 27, the day after she appeared in the first Democratic debate. Dorsey has also given money to Andrew Yang.

Gabbard has struggled to break through in the crowded Democratic primary field, consistently polling around 1 to 2 percent.

Gabbard has faced pushback for her foreign policy views, including from the left. Her defense of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad prompted a Washington Post op-ed calling her the dictator's "mouthpiece in Washington."

Left-wing publications such as the Nation and Jacobin have criticized Gabbard. The Daily Kos hit Gabbard for meeting with Assad and developing ties with Hindu nationalists in a piece which endorsed her Democratic primary opponent in her congressional race.

Gabbard has also clashed with the media.

In May, she pounced on the Daily Beast in a fundraising email after the publication highlighted pro-Russia donors supporting her campaign.

"This hit piece is an example of the kind of McCarthyist witch hunt made possible by the mainstream media’s role in fomenting the new Cold War with Russia. It stirs up hysteria that makes it easier to push our country into war," the email read.

In February, Gabbard's campaign criticized "media giants ruled by corporate interests" in a fundraising email.

"Today, our freedoms and democracy are being threatened by media giants ruled by corporate interests who are in the pocket of the establishment war machine," the email warned.