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12 Jan, 2021 15:18

Liberals celebrate death of Trump mega donor, casino mogul Sheldon Adelson

Liberals celebrate death of Trump mega donor, casino mogul Sheldon Adelson

Major Republican donor Sheldon Adelson has passed away at the age of 87, according to his wife, news that was quickly celebrated by those critical of the casino mogul’s political leanings.

Since 2019, Adelson had been receiving treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, but he continued to head his Las Vegas Sands casino empire. 

“Sheldon was the love of my life. He was my partner in romance, philanthropy, political activism and enterprise. He was my soulmate,” his wife Miriam wrote in a press release on Tuesday. 

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Adelson and his wife were two of the Republican Party’s biggest supporters. They were also known for giving tens of millions to President Donald Trump’s campaigns, dropping $75 million on his reelection bid alone. 

It was this support of conservative causes that had some celebrating Adelson’s death while others mourned on social media.

“Sheldon Adelson has died. The world will be a safer place without his racist hatred and funding of white supremacy,” one Twitter activist wrote. 

Even the fact that Adelson famously paid his employees salaries and benefits during the Covid-19 pandemic was not enough for many to overlook his politics.

Conservatives, however, have publicly mourned the passing of the mogul.

Donald Trump Jr. called him “a true American patriot” in a tweet.

Adelson, who was Jewish, also made waves through his support for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who said the businessman and philanthropist "will be remembered forever" thanks to his actions to "strengthen Israel's position in the US.”

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