Sheldon Adelson Gave Record $5M For Trump’s Inauguration (Report)

Sheldon Adelson, the casino mogul and staunch GOP donor, contributed $5 million to support President Trump’s inauguration, according to a Tuesday Federal Election Commission filing.

Adelson’s contribution is the highest donation contribution ever given for a president’s inaugural ceremony, according to The New York Times

Other close allies to the president also provided substantial donations, including the New England Patriots' Robert Kraft, who donated $1 million, and Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman, who donated $250,000, the FEC filing shows.

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Trump’s longtime friend Tom Barrack headed the inaugural committee, which raised a record $107 million for the ceremony, almost twice as much as former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaGeorge W. Bush honors father at benefit for hurricane victims Dem senator: ‘I miss every one of’ our last 5 presidents All five living former presidents appear at hurricane relief benefit concert MORE> raised for his first inauguration in 2009. 

Major corporations also donated large sums of money for the event.

Previous inaugurations capped an individual's contribution at $250,000.

The organizers said they plan to donate the leftover funds to charity, although no further specifics have been provided.

Source : http://thehill.com/homenews/news/329462-casino-magnate-gave-5-million-to-trumps-inauguration

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