(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – A weird criminal case described as an attempted but failed murder-suicide has seen the death of Steve Alembik, a donor to two 2024 GOP presidential candidates – Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis — who once infamously styled former President Barack Obama a “f–ing Muslim N—.”
The New York Post reports that 72-year-old Alembik died after he shot himself and an unidentified woman in the parking lot of a BurgerFi restaurant in Delray Beach on October 10.
The woman, believed to be Alembik’s wife, survived after seeking refuge inside the restaurant despite suffering gunshot wounds to her arm and back. She was promptly transported to a local hospital.
Alembik was a prominent GOP donor, having contributed more than $200,000 in political donations over the past two decades.
His contributions included substantial amounts to both former President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, as reported by the Miami Herald.
In 2018, Alembik found himself embroiled in controversy when he used offensive language to describe former President Barack Obama and expressed a desire for the death of then-Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
He later claimed he was not racist and regretted the tweet, though he argued that he should be allowed to use a racial slur.
“So somebody like Chris Rock can get up on stage and use the word and there’s no problem? But some white guy says it and he’s a racist? Really?” he asked Politico.
“I grew up in New York in the ’50s. We were the ki–s. They were the n—s. They were the goyim, and those were the sp–s,” Alembik stated.
His controversial tweet led to consequences in the political sphere. At the time, he donated to both then-Florida Governor Rick Scott, who was running for Senate, and to Ron DeSantis, who aimed to succeed Scott as governor.
Following the tweet, both Scott and DeSantis distanced themselves from Alembik.
Yet, in 2021 and 2022, he contributed over $5,000 to DeSantis’ re-election campaign and raised over $7,500 for committees supporting Trump.
While the motive for the tragic shooting remains unclear, individuals who knew Alembik mentioned his history of mental health challenges.
Additionally, Alembik was previously arrested in December 2018 on domestic violence charges, which were later dismissed through pre-trial diversion.