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Trump berated Adelson for not giving enough to reelection campaign, report says

US President Donald Trump rebuked Sheldon Adelson for not donating more money to his reelection campaign, The New York Times reports.

The exchange took place during a phone call earlier this week, the report says, citing “a person familiar with the call.”

Adelson and his wife, Miriam, donated $10 million to Trump through a super PAC in 2018, and have donated close to $600,000 each to his current campaign, the report says.

Adelson is a billionaire casino magnate and Jewish philanthropist.

Miriam Adelson was born in Israel. The couple own the popular Israeli tabloid Israel Hayom, which is seen as a mouthpiece for Netanyahu.

US President Donald Trump receives a menorah from Las Vegas Sands Corporation Chief Executive and Republican mega donor Sheldon Adelson, left, and his wife Miriam Adelson at the Israeli American Council National Summit in Hollywood, Florida, December 7, 2019. (AP/Patrick Semansky)
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