Here in Canada we may not be directly involved with the US Presidential candidacy race, but most of us are still keeping a keen eye on the antics of Clinton, Cruz, Trump and the rest: at times with amusement and at others, with worried bemusement.
However, now a major investment firm has hit the headlines for clamping down on one Donald Trump devotee.
Luke Thorburn, an advisor at Goldman Sachs, didn’t receive any punishment for sending just over $500 to support the Trump bid. However, when he chose to launch a website that sells Trump hats he was put on paid administrative leave by the company.
According to records from the Federal Election Commission, Thorburn made two donations for Trump’s campaign: collectively totalling $534.58. However, he also placed a trademark on the “Make Christianity Great Again” phrase and was involved with a website which was placing the phrase on to caps similar to those being used by Trump that are adorned with the phrase: “Make America Great Again”.
A report in The New York Times
states that while Goldman Sachs allows business ventures outside its company, it first requires employees to have their actions approved by the firm: something Thorburn failed to obtain.
As a result, he was put on paid administrative leave. The report states that neither Thorburn nor Goldman Sachs wished to comment on the issue.