RNC Donors Sheldon And Miriam Adelson To Spend $100M To Get Trump Re-Elected
Republican mega-donors Sheldon and Miriam Adelson have pledged to spend $100 million this year to ensure that Republicans and President Donald Trump are elected to office, according to Haaretz.
In the past, the Adelsons have contributed millions to Republican politicians, pro-Israel causes, and medical research — and their spending this election cycle could reach as high as $200 million, according to a source who spoke with The Guardian. In 2016, the couple spent $124 million in support of GOP candidates.
Most of the money the Adelsons donate “would be funneled through political action committees and “dark money” groups that are not required to reveal donors.”
Haaretz noted that Trump awarded Miriam Adelson the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2018 and that the couple has become friendlier with the president since he has taken office — particularly as Trump fulfills promises on Israel-related issues, like moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.