'On June 25th, Miriam Adelson, wife of billionaire Sheldon Adelson, suggested that the story of Donald Trump, hero and patriot, ought to be added to the Bible.
A stunning statement indeed. One can’t help but wonder why she said it.
Several possible answers come to mind:
The Adelsons are trying to buy a favor from Trump
Trump has called in a favor from the Adelsons
The Adelsons are providing Trump with policy he may need going forward
Another big favor?
In the context of a Trump presidency, everything is for sale. The Adelsons have already shopped the White House for some big ticket items.
According to OpenSecrets, the couple have contributed over $300 million to Republican candidates in federal elections since 2010.
More than a third of that money was donated during the 2018 cycle – $20 million to Trump’s campaign alone.
The couple also gave $5 million toward the inauguration festivities, and $500,000 to a legal fund for Trump aides.
Lo and behold, in November 2018, Miriam Adelson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, a gesture which NBC’s Robert Schlesinger declared “perfectly captures the crassly transactional nature of Donald Trump and his presidency.”
A few weeks later (just in time for Hanukkah), Trump announced the relocation of the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a move that much of the world frowned upon.
Trump recently bragged to the Republican Jewish Coalition that he had ignored calls from world leaders who might have pressured him out of the embassy decision. He spun this refusal to consult with world leaders as a great show of character: “unlike other presidents, I keep my promises.” He added, “I can tell you that Sheldon and Miriam, that is the most important thing I think that’s ever happened in their life.”'
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