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Oculus founder admits to pro-Trump donation but is voting Libertarian


Inside the aggregation Mark Zuckerberg bought for $2 billion Oculus architect Palmer Luckey wants you to apperceive he s not voting for Donald Trump. A address in the Daily Beast on Thursday said Luckey had donated to a accumulation alleged Nimble America, which supports Trump by creating and distributing memes that advance Hillary Clinton. But above banking backing, the adventure said the 24-year-old millionaire aggregate abounding sentiments of the group, which has been affiliated to Trump-themed white abolitionist and anti-Semitic memes. In a Facebook column Friday night, Luckey accustomed that he had donated $10,000 to the accumulation because he thought the alignment had beginning account on how to acquaint with adolescent voters through the use of several billboards. But Luckey distanced himself from added claims in the Daily Beast article, adage he is a Libertarian who affairs to vote for Gary Johnson in November. Related: Twitter assuredly removes Milo Yiannopoulos from its belvedere In the aftermost 24 hours, there has been an clamor in the tech association about Luckey s abutment for Nimble America. Basic absoluteness developers like Tomorrow Today Labs and Scruta Games threatened to stop authoritative applications for Oculus unless Luckey was fired. It was this acknowledgment that Luckey seemed the best apologetic about. I am acutely apologetic that my accomplishments are abnormally impacting the acumen of Oculus and its partners, he wrote. My accomplishments were my own and do not represent Oculus. The 24-year-old Luckey is account about $700 million, according to Forbes. He awash the aggregation to Facebook (FB , Tech30) for $2 billion in 2014. The basic absoluteness tech that bankrupt crowdfunding annal is abundantly accustomed with shepherding in the ascent acceptance of basic reality. Facebook and Oculus did not animadversion except to point to Luckey s post. (San Francisco) First appear September 23, 2016: 11:22 PM ET