This is Steven Mnuchin. Donald Trump just named him finance chair of his presidential campaign.
— Bloomberg Politics (@bpolitics) May 6, 2016
It is this man’s job to raise as much money as possible for Donald Trump and the Republican Party. Mnuchin recently told Bloomberg that his operation expects to raise $1 billion.
Mnuchin also happens to be one of the executive producers of “Suicide Squad,” DC Comics’s latest cinematic effort.
In other words, someone who is raising a lot of money so that Donald Trump can become president would financially benefit if “Suicide Squad” makes a lot of money.
If a film hopes to be successful at the box office, it needs to capture the Latino audience. Latinos go to the movies. A LOT.
“Hispanics are far and away the most important consumer at our cinemas,” National Association of Theatre Owners CEO John Fithian has said.
The people behind “Suicide Squad” know this. That’s why they send the film’s stars to appear on shows like Univision’s “Despierta America.”
To be clear, this isn’t meant to tell you that you shouldn’t see “Suicide Squad.” You’re grown-ass people capable of making your own choices.
You love superhero movies, which means that your mind is pretty much made up on this matter. And that’s OK. It doesn’t make you a bad person. You want to see Margot Robbie play Harley Quinn. You’re curious to see how Jared Leto does as the Joker, and how it compares to Heath Ledger’s and/or Jack Nicholson’s performances. You’re probably mildly annoyed about Diablo, the cholo character that *SPOILER ALERT* accidentally kills his wife and kid because he can’t control his anger.
But, at the end of the day, it doesn’t change the fact that someone who wants Donald Trump to be president will likely make money off of you.
This doesn’t mean that you paying money to go see “Suicide Squad” is the same as endorsing Donald Trump, nor does it mean that the Trump campaign will actually be getting your money. It’s just stating this very simple truth: Steven Mnuchin, who will raise millions and millions of dollars to try to elect a candidate who secured the Republican nomination by saying racist things, could make money if “Suicide Squad” does well at the box office.