Bil­lion­aires, com­pa­nies power in­au­gu­ral haul

Truro Daily News - - WORLD -

WASH­ING­TON – Bil­lion­aires, cor­po­ra­tions and NFL own­ers opened their wal­lets in a big way to help Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump raise a record­shat­ter­ing US$107 mil­lion for his in­au­gu­ral fes­tiv­i­ties, records re­leased by the Fed­eral Elec­tion Com­mis­sion on Wed­nes­day show.

Af­ter giv­ing $5 mil­lion, Las Ve­gas gam­ing bil­lion­aire Shel­don Adel­son and his wife had prime seats for Trump’s swear­ing-in cer­e­mony on Jan. 20 and gained ac­cess to a pri­vate lunch with the new pres­i­dent and law­mak­ers at the Capi­tol. Phil Ruf­fin, an­other casino mogul and close friend of Trump, gave $1 mil­lion.

Trump’s in­au­gu­ral com­mit­tee doesn’t have to dis­close what it spent the money on or how much was left over.

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