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This immigrant CEO supports Trump’s immigration ban

February 13th, 2017

Shalabh “Shalli” Kumar, a Chicago-area manufacturing tycoon and immigrant of India, is among President Donald Trump’s most outspoken supporters–and largest donors.

“I’ve dealt with a lot of politicians,” says the chairman of AVG Advanced Technologies based in Carol Stream. “You can tell by how they talk. A businessman’s answers are clear and direct. A politician’s answers are fuzzy.”

The president is as clear as a bell to Kumar, whose family has donated about $1.5 million to Trump’s victory fund and $3.5 million to political action committees and the Republican.

Kumar immigrated from India, but don’t let that confuse you. He’s all for Trump’s immigration ban. “What’s the big deal,” he says.

Read more of his comments in my Taking Names column in the Chicago Sun-Times.


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