A hedge fund billionaire who spent a million dollars backing Jeb Bush and John Kasich in the Republican primary is casting his vote for Hillary Clinton.
David Tepper, the founder of hedge fund Appaloosa Management, in a Monday morning interview with CNBC slammed Donald Trump as the "father of lies." Incensed by Melania Trump's characterization of her husband as a giving, generous and charitable person, Tepper, who until earlier this year lived in New Jersey, laced into the real estate magnate who, according to him, has given "not one dime."
"During the financial crisis, during Sandy, not one dime. Not one dime. I know this firsthand. It's fact. Not conjecture," he said. "You can't tell me this is a charitable candidate for president when you are living in these places and the people here and you are supposedly a multibillionaire and not one dime!"
Trump's actual giving often falls far short of his promises. The Washington Post has reported on numerous such instances, including a 1996 event for children with AIDS that Trump attended and sat on stage for without making any donation.
"When you lie about that stuff, you lie about fundamental beliefs -- listen, Trump masquerades as an angel of light but is the father of lies," Tepper said.
The 59-year-old billionaire said he is voting for Clinton for president and Republican down the rest of the ballot. "I think that combination is best for the country right now, least dangerous for the country right now," he said.