Wealthy Republican donor Foster Friess died Thursday at the age of 81.
A Wyoming resident, Freiss was a major donor backing Rick Santorum’s 2012 presidential campaign. At the time, he gave more than $2 million to the Red, White and Blue Fund, a super PAC supporting the former Pennsylvania senator in the Republican presidential primary.
During the Santorum campaign, Friess sparked outrage by joking about contraception, saying that “back in my days … gals put [Bayer aspirin] between their knees” to prevent pregnancy.
In 2016, after Trump suggested a Muslim judge would be biased, Foster echoed the Islamophobic sentiment, telling CNBC that Muslim people “have a different kind of worldview” and “would prefer to have the Quran be the dominant guiding force for our country.”
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