Miriam Adelson is a doctor, philanthropist and humanitarian, but is perhaps best known as the wife of Sheldon Adelson, a Las Vegas casino magnate considered one of the nation’s most powerful Republican donors. She gets to add a new title Friday when President Donald Trump honors her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Miriam Adelson is among seven people Trump is recognizing with the medal, the highest honor America can give a civilian.
The other recipients include retiring Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, one of the longest-serving senators in U.S. history; Alan Page, who was elected to the Minnesota Supreme Court after an NFL career with the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears; and Roger Staubach, the Hall of Fame Dallas Cowboys quarterback.
Posthumous honors are being granted to Elvis Presley, Babe Ruth and Antonin Scalia, the conservative Supreme Court justice.
The Adelsons gave Trump’s presidential campaign a $30 million boost in the final months of the 2016 race. The couple followed up this election cycle by donating $100 million to the Republican Party for last week’s midterms.
Could it be that Trump is also thinking of the upcoming 2020 election? What are the chances the Adelson’s give even more now after the Presidential Medal of Freedom? Not that Miriam Adelson isn’t worthy. It’s just not the way Trump thinks.
Sheldon Adelson is the CEO and chairman of casino company Las Vegas Sands. Today he owns more than half of the $13 billion (sales) gambling empire.
Of other interest to Trump? Sheldon Adelson has filed three libel suits against journalists in the past. To shut them up? He bought the newspaper. Right up Trump’s alley.
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