Trump Watched US Midterm Results With Top GOP Donor Sheldon Adelson

Sheldon Adelson on his golden throne. PHOTO: Washington Examiner/AP/Kin Cheung

US president also joined by Jewish billionaires Stephen Schwarzman, Dan Gilbert for election night watch party at White House

8 November 2018

THE TIMES OF ISRAEL — US President Donald Trump watched the results come in from Tuesday’s midterm elections at the White House with a number of prominent supporters, among them Jewish billionaires Sheldon Adelson and Stephen Schwarzman.

Adelson, a casino magnate known for his hawkish pro-Israel views, shelled out $112,250,000 for Republicans during the 2018 election cycle, according to a campaign finance monitor, making him the top overall donor in the midterms.

Adelson, who was joined by his wife Miriam at the White House, also contributed heavily to Trump’s 2016 election campaign and earlier this year attended the opening of the United States embassy in Jerusalem, a move he had long pushed for.

Schwarzman, who according to the Center for Responsive Politics gave Republicans $11,750,000 for this year’s elections, is the CEO of private equity firm The Blackstone Group and is considered a close friend of Trump’s. […]

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