Adelson Breaks With Bannon

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Top Jewish donor and philanthropist Sheldon Adelson has publicly broken with President Trump's controversial former top advisor Steve Bannon, Politico reports.

According to a spokesman for the Adelson family, the billionaire has chosen not to back Bannon's bid to oust establishment Republican lawmakers in favor of more radical populist candidates.

“The Adelsons will not be supporting Steve Bannon’s efforts,” said the spokesman. “They are supporting [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell 100 percent. For anyone to infer anything otherwise is wrong.”

Tellingly, the Adelsons recently skipped a Zionist Organization of America meeting at which Bannon spoke. They were scheduled to appear with the Republican strategist, but at the last minute chose not to attend.

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