Kernen minced no words with the Canadian businessman. “Are you still calling yourself a venture investor?” the Squawk Box host asked O’Leary. “Your venture investing was your name being able to used as a spokesperson?”
“Joe, bad news. I have a very large advisory business,” O’Leary retorted. Kernen continued to press O’Leary. “Are you still conflating money you got paid by FTX that you lost, or did you actually invest some of your own funds?”
“Money is fungible,” O’Leary replied.
“So you didn’t. Once again, you’re a venture investor who ventured your name,” Kernan said. “You didn’t even pay your own money on the taxes.”
Source: Former FTX spokesman Kevin O’Leary defends endorsement of crypto firm