Billionaire home builder Bill Pulte, who bills himself as “Twitter’s #1 Philanthropist,” is giving $30,000 to a needy veteran, thanks to a tweet by President Donald Trump.
Pulte, who is seeking to move philanthropy online, issued a Twitter challenge to Trump on Wednesday by promising to make the donation – if the president would retweet his tweet making the offer.
Two hours late, Trump did, indeed, retweet Pulte’s post, securing the donation for a veteran in need.
Pulte, then, posted video of himself declaring that Trump’s single retweet “literally punched a hole in reality”:
“The president of the United States just retweeted our work – literally punched a hole in reality. The president of the United States, with one tweet.”
The government should not be redistributing income, but rich Americans should “give back to the people,” Pulte said, praising Trump for helping him move philanthropy “online,” where it can provide immediate help to those in need:
“I believe that the government should not be in the business, necessarily, of completely redistributing wealth. Right? We need the rich to be able to be benevolent and give back to people and do so in an immediate fashion.
And, what the president of the United States just did tonight was he just gave us that avenue in. He, just, literally, punched a hole in reality and said, ‘We’re going to take philanthropy, and we’re going to move that online.’”
“What the president just did tonight was, frankly, as far as I’m concerned, unprecedented” because it prompted overwhelming national media interest in his campaign to promote online philanthropy, Pulte said.