On Thursday night, Donald Trumpskipped out on the Republican debate and opted to host a fundraiser for veterans instead. It was on this night that the divisive candidate announced that Ike Perlmutter, CEO of Marvel Entertainment, and his wife, Laura, pledged to donate $1 million to the event. But is it really true? Did they actually go through it with? The short answer is, yes.
"The Perlmutters are thrilled to support their friend Donald Trump in his efforts to help veterans," a rep for the CEO said, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
For a company lauded for its progressive and diverse superheroes, this would seem like an odd move. However, it’s not if you consider the fact that Perlmutter’s viewpoint represents one person on a staff of 201-500 (if LinkedIn’s numbers are correct). The couple also donated $2 million to Marco Rubio’s campaign.