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Ed Glazer director of Manchester United FC supported Donalds Trumps presidential bid with a sizable donation to his campaign warchest.

Trumps victory in the election battle against Hilary Clinton is causing shock waves across America and the globe. Controversial and inflammatory statements made by Trump throughout the election campaigns have led to him being labelled a: racist, misogynist, liar, fraud, bully, conspiracy theorist, tax evader and many other choice descriptions.

Despite this, and the fact that he got less votes than Clinton, Trump is to become the 45th President of the USA.

Glazer is the son of the late Malcolm Glazer who controversially purchased Manchester United FC for £790 million in 2005. The club was saddled with £38 million a year in interest payments, due to most of the money the Glazers raised coming from loans.

Last year the Glazer family were accused of draining £1 billion from Manchester United and ruining the club’s chances of dominating the Champions League. The accusations were made in a press release last year from the Manchester United Supporters Trust (MUST) who formed in protest of the Glazer’s takeover.

“When all interest and charges on their leveraged buyout is added up, plus money they’ve paid themselves, plus related debt still on the club, they’ve taken more than £1 BILLION and it’s still rising,” the press release goes on to say.

“No owner in the history of football in any country, ever, has taken so much money from a club.”

Donations to Trump

The MailOnline revealed that Glazer played a small part in Trump becoming the most powerful man in the world. Glazer, who is also co-chairman of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, aided Trumps presidency bid with a donation of £44,614.

Hedging his bets he also donated a much smaller amount to Clinton’s campaign of £4,360.

A spokesperson from Manchester United FC said, “His private donations are a personal matter and not something that the Club would comment on”.

Conrad Bower

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  • Co-editor and co-founder of The Meteor. Conrad came to journalism following his move to Manchester after a period working in scientific research in Scotland. Since then he has concentrated on reporting on issues around social justice, the environment and human rights. A staunch advocate for the scientific method and rational debate for understanding the world - he believes only greater public understanding and engagement in the problems that face us all can produce progressive societies, from the local to the global, that can combat the multiple crises we face.

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