The media tycoon Steve Forbes reportedly said that he was attacked by irate demonstrators while attending a conservative book launch party on Wednesday night in New York City.
During an event for the debut of a new book written by conservative writers Bethany Mandel and Karol Markowicz, Forbes, the 75-year-old CEO of Forbes Media, was there.
The book in question was authored by Bethany Mandel and Karol Markowicz.
He said that demonstrators threw beverages at him and toppled a book stand as they were trying to interrupt the event.
“I was talking to co-author Bethany Mandel near the counter where the books were on display. Suddenly a woman seemingly out of nowhere was angrily yelling almost incoherently about matters that weren’t related to the subject of the book,” Forbes said.
“The books themselves were pushed off the counter loudly landing on the floor while simultaneously she tossed a drink our way,” he continued.
The event was set up to promote Mandel’s new book “Stolen Youth: How Radicals Are Erasing Innocence and Indoctrinating a Generation.”
Forbes is a famous American businessman and publisher, best known for his two unsuccessful campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination in 1996 and 2000.
Forbes made his debut in the world of politics in 1996, when he made a bid for the nomination of the Republican Party for president.
His candidacy was heavily focused on economic problems, especially his advocacy for a tax structure with a flat rate.
He was eventually defeated by Bob Dole for the nomination, but his campaign was successful in bringing him widespread notoriety and helping to promote the concept of a flat tax.
Forbes attempted to win the Republican nomination once more in the year 2000, but he did badly in the primary elections and finally withdrew from the competition.
He gave his support to George W. Bush, who went on to win the nomination and the election for president of the United States.
Since his failed presidential bids, Forbes has remained active in politics and has continued to advocate for conservative and libertarian policies
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