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SoulCycle, Equinox facing boycott over chairman’s support of Trump


EVERYONE REMEMBERS THEIR FIRST TELEPROMPTER. PETE: IT’S TRUE. BRIAN: COUPLE THINGS GOING ON SOMETIMES WHEN YOU SUPPORT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES YOU GET BLOW BACK EACH WHEN YOU ARE MULTIMILLIONAIRE AND OWNER OF THE MIAMI DOLPHINS EQUINOX AS WELL AS SOULCYCLE. AINSLEY: THERE HAVE A LOT OF BUILDINGS IN NEW YORK RELATED HIS COMPANY. MANY OF THEM YOU DON’T HAVE TO PAY A FEE WHEN YOU MOVE. IN MANY NICE BUILDINGS. MANY HAVE EQUINOX IN THE BOTTOM OF THEM. IS HE INVESTOR EQUINOX AND SOULCYCLE. IS HE A SUPPORTER OF THE PRESIDENT. PETE: IS HE A BILLIONAIRE AND LIVES IN THE HAMPTONS AND HOSTING A FUNDRAISER FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP ON FRIDAY. THE MEDIA GETS A WIND OF THIS. EQUINOX AND SOULCYCLE PEOPLE TAKE THEIR SOULCYCLE VERY SERIOUSLY. GRIFF JENKINS BEING ONE OF THEM. EVERY WEEKEND HE HOSTS ON SATURDAY HE IS AT SOULCYCLE LIKE TODAY IS MILEY CYRUS VS. BRITTANY SPEARS AND — HE IS IN TO IT. AINSLEY: A FUN CLASS. PETE: FOLKS WHO GO TO THESE FITNESS LOCATIONS WHO ARE NOT TRUMP SUPPORTERS UP IN ARMS ABOUT THIS. AINSLEY: BILLIE AGNER. VOICE IN THE LION KING MOVIE. EQUINOX WHAT’S YOUR CANCELING MEMBERSHIP WHEN YOU FIND OUT YOUR OWNER IS ENABLING RACISM AND MASS MURDER? BRIAN: MEET AT THE LIBRARY AND BRING SOME WEIGHTS. PETE: ATTEMPT AT HUMOR. REACHED OUT TO STEVEN ROSS. HE SAYS I HAVE BEEN AN ACTIVE PARTICIPANT IN THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS. WHILE SOME PREFER TO SIT OUTSIDE OF THE PROCESS AND CRITICIZE, I HAVE ENGAGED DIRECTLY AND SUPPORT THE THINGS I DEEPLY CARE ABOUT. I HAVE KNOWN DONALD TRUMP FOR 40 YEARS. AND WHILE WE AGREE ON SOME ISSUES, WE STRONGLY DISAGREE ON MANY OTHERS. I HAVE NEVER BEEN BASHFUL ABOUT EXPRESSING MY OPINION. I STARTED MY BUSINESS WITH NOTHING AND A REASON FOR MY ENGAGEMENT WITH OUR LEADERS IS MY DEEP CONCERN FOR CREATING JOBS AND GROWING OUR COUNTRY’S ECONOMY. I HAVE BEEN AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE OUTSPOKEN CHAMPION OF EQUALITY, AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY. I HAVE AND WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT LEADERS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE TO ADDRESS THESE CHALLENGES. BRIAN: AMAZING YOU HAVE TO — YOU SUPPORT A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WHO HAPPENS TO HAVE WON IN A MAJOR PARTY AND YOU HAVE TO EXPLAIN YOURSELF. YOU HAVE TO EXPLAIN YOURSELF AS IF YOU GOT CAUGHT DOING SOMETHING WRONG. AND JUST LIKE EVERYONE NOW WE ARE SUPPOSED TO AGREE HE A RACIST AND SEXIST AND COMPLICIT WITH MASS MURDER? DO PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT NOT EVERYBODY AGREES WITH THAT AND MAYBE IT’S NOT AT ALL TRUE? MISCHARACTERIZATION ONLY MOTIVATES THE SUPPORTERS OF THE PRESIDENT TO FIGHT HARDER ON HIS BEHALF? BRIAN: I’M GLAD HE IS NOT BACKING OFF. FOR $200,000 YOU CAN ATTEND THAT FUNDRAISER TOO. AINSLEY: $100,000 YOU GET A PICTURE WITH THE PRESIDENT. $250,000 YOU GET TO SIT AT THE ROUND TABLE AND HAVE A DISCUSSION WITH HIM. PETE: PROBABLY RAISE A LOT OF MONEY. AND MAYBE SOULCYCLE WILL GET A WHOLE NEW DEMOGRAPHIC OF CUSTOMERS NOW. TRUMP MAYBE A BUNCH OF DEPLORABLES WILL DESCEND ON SOULCYCLE AND THERE YOU GO. BRIAN: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOULCYCLE AND SPINNING, DO WE KNOW? PETE: SPINNING WITH

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