How Some Misguided Jews Financed Trump’s “Unified Reich” Comment

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Just when you think the American Jewish community could not become more divided and extreme, the news that former President Donald Trump shared a video on social media Monday that referred to a “unified Reich” among possible developments if he were to win re-election in November.

Trump’s use of the term “unified Reich” is an apparent reference to Nazi Germany.

The other evident and disturbing problem is that Trump received millions from Jewish donors since he first ran and was elected president in 2017.

The support by Jews of Trump after he openly socialized with white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and Christian nationals is well known now and was well known when Jewish groups and individuals gave millions to Trump. 

Among these groups were the Republican Jewish Coalition, AIPAC, Sheldon Adelson, billionaire hedge fund, private equity, and real estate developers.

The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) gave about $100 million to Trump and other Republicans.   RJC and its wealthiest members ignored the apparent connections between Trump and neo-Nazis and his Republican Party from 2016 to 2020.  At the time the RJC and others were donating money to Trump, there was an increase in the number of violent anti-Semitic attacks nationwide, according to FBI and ADL statistics.

The RJC was largely shaped and driven by billionaire casino owner and egomaniac Sheldon Adelson, who died on January 12, 2021, days after Trump’s defeat. Adelson was the largest donor, at $25 million, to Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and to Republicans in the 2012 election, at nearly $93 million.

Since Adelson died, the Republicans have continued to court Miriam Adelson, the wife of the late Sheldon Adelson, who once called himself “the world’s richest Jew,” Republicans have also solicited money from Blackstone Chief Executive Officer Stephen Schwarzman and Elliott Management’s Paul Singer, all of whom are Jewish, according to an article on MSN.  Trump’s goal is to get millions in donations from each.

Miriam Adelson is at the top of Trump’s charm campaign because her late husband gave more to Trump and other Republicans than anyone else.  Adelson’s vast donations to Trump are one of the most ego-driven acts in modern political history.

Adelson’s Support of the Right-Wing in the U.S. and Israel

Adelson’s contributions, accompanied by contributions from the right-wing Republican Jewish Coalition, often put the Jewish donors in the company of some groups who should have made them very uncomfortable, such as the Oath Keepers, QAnon, Proud Boys, KKK sympathizers, and neo-Nazis.  But this didn’t bother Adelson and the RJC. 

The Adelsons went out of their way to promote right-wing groups in the U.S.  Here are some examples:

“Billionaire Republican donors Sheldon and Miriam Adelson have pumped $500,000 into a defense fund set up to help Donald Trump’s aides cover their legal costs associated with Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.  The Patriot Legal Expense Fund Trust was set up last year to help campaign aides caught up in the Mueller investigation pay for costly legal bills.  The Adelsons each contributed $250,000 to the fund on October 1, Politico reports, and were the only people who gave money from October to the end of 2018.  The new disclosure, filed Thursday, shows the fund paid more than half a million dollars to law firms between October and December.” Source: The Daily Beast

“According to Open Secrets, a nonprofit website that tracks campaign contributions, he and Miriam, his second wife, gave $83 million to Republicans in the 2016 election cycle.” Source: Washington Post.

Jewish Institutions Should Send Security Firm Bills To Miriam Adelson

The news that Trump’s website referred to a new Reich if he is elected president is no surprise.

Given the rise in violent antisemitic attacks on Jewish institutions in the last few years, synagogues and other Jewish institutions that hired security to protect their property should send those security bills to Miriam Adelson.

She is partly accountable for the rise in anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S.  She should be held responsible for this rise in violent attacks.  If she has a problem with that, she should consider the actions of her late husband.

To send a security bill to Miriam Adelson, contact:

Dr Miriam & Sheldon G Adelson Charitable Trust

410 S Rampart Blvd.

Suite 440

Las Vegas, NV 89145-5749

questions@adelsonfoundation.org

Telephone: 702-791-9410

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