Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy gives his opinion on coronavirus lockdowns across the country and talks about his viral Twitter rant calling for the economy to reopen.
"It took me 10 years, a decade, working almost 24 hour days, no exaggeration, to turn the corner and become successful. If corona hit at that moment I would have been out of business and everything I worked for 10 years gone, flushed down the toilet," Portnoy said. "Give me the choice then, let me go outside and risk potentially getting sick. Or do I want to ruin my business? Because if it was me I would rather die from corona than have to start over."
Elon Musk tweeted Thursday night that Portnoy should run for office:
Well said! Please run for office. The politicians & unelected bureaucrats who stole our liberty should be tarred, feathered & thrown out of town!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 15, 2020