For the past several years, Bob Mercer, a reclusive billionaire and co-chair of hedge fund Renaissance Technologies, has been covertly funding numerous right-wing movements in the U.S. and U.K. A major donor to President Donald Trump’s campaign and supporter of Brexit, the Mercer family has also been bankrolling both right-wing media outlet Breitbart and former contributor Milo Yiannopoulos through their foundation, the Mercer Family Foundation.
A recent BuzzFeed article revealed the extent to which the Mercers have been funding and supporting both Breitbart and Milo. In particular, the Mercers are so enamored of Milo that following his resignation from Breitbart earlier this year after the fake news media dogpiled him as a “pedophile,” they helped him launch his current project, MILO Inc.
While Return of Kings has no ill will towards Milo or Breitbart, we believe it is important that people know how they’re funded. Milo and Breitbart are not an organic nationalist resistance, but are being used to push the agenda of a wealthy Jewish family.
Who Is Bob Mercer?
Bob Mercer is known for being intensely private and refusing to talk to reporters, meaning that we can only divine his ideology through the campaigns and personalities he supports with his money. The Mercer Family Foundation has been a consistent supporter of right-wing politicians and groups throughout the years, including the Tea Party movement, the Club for Growth, and the Heritage Foundation.
During the 2016 presidential election, Mercer was initially a major supporter of Ted Cruz, donating $11 million to a pro-Cruz super PAC. Following Cruz’s withdrawal from the race, however, Mercer switched his support to Trump, founding a pro-Trump super PAC named Make America Number One, and was instrumental in securing senior positions for Breitbart ...
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