Casino moguls lead Trump’s inaugural committee

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What better way for President-elect Donald Trump to celebrate his election victory than with a champagne toast with the Las Vegas casino moguls?

Casino moguls lead Trump’s inaugural committeeCasino moguls Steve Wynn, Phil Ruffin, and Sheldon and Miriam Adelson will help give Trump, who pulled a surprising victory against Democrat’s presidential bet Hillary Clinton, a remarkable inaugural bash next year, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal.

The prominent Las Vegas executives were reportedly tapped to help the Presidential Inaugural Committee in “the planning and coordination of all official events and activities surrounding the inauguration” of Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence next year.

For some, the appointment was merely reward for their contribution to Trump’s campaign kitty.

Sheldon and his wife reportedly gave at least $11.2 million to his campaign and allied super PACs, making them Trump’s biggest donors. Wynn – who declined to say during the campaign which candidate he was backing – was also believed to have given donations to Trump’s campaign after he was able to secure a spot in the committee.

Meanwhile, Trump’s transition team announced Tuesday that investor Tom Barrack will serve as the committee’s chairman. Barrack is a private equity executive and was deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior in the Reagan administration. He has served as an economic and national security adviser to Trump and

The finance co-chairs include Lew Eisenberg, who ran the Republican National Committee’s joint fundraising operations with the Trump campaign.

As “finance vice chairs” of Trump’s inauguration, Wynn, Ruffin, and the Sheldon couple will lead the 20-person committee will also enlists hundreds of people to conquer the massive logistical challenge that is presidential inauguration week.

They will be joined by New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, Wisconsin billionaire Diane Hendricks, Dallas-based investor Ray Washburne, Anthony Scaramucci, and Mel Sembler in the committee. According to the report they were considered to be among the biggest donors of the Republican Party.


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