Adelsons to join Trump for White House dinner


Sheldon Adelson attending the fourth Annual Champions Of Jewish Values International Awards Gala in New York City, May 5, 2016. (Steve Mack/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Donald Trump will host major Republican Party donors Sheldon and Miriam Adelson for a White House dinner.

The Washington Post reported Thursday that Adelson, a casino magnate who also is a major backer of pro-Israel groups, and his wife will join other associates of the new president for the meal.

Laura Goldman, a journalist, reported on Twitter that Adelson’s office said the billionaire would raise the controversy over the omission of any mention of Jews from a statement the White House issued to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27.

Adelson did not commit to a candidate until last May when he endorsed Trump at a time when it was clear the reality TV star and real estate magnate would be the Republican nominee.

He subsequently donated tens of millions to Trump’s election campaign and his inauguration. The Adelsons were on the dais for Trump’s inaugural oath-taking, a rare honor for campaign funders.

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