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Private Donations to Trump Inaugural Committee Top $100 Million

HeadlineJan 17, 2017

Meanwhile, Donald Trump’s inaugural committee said it has raised more than $100 million from private donors and corporations, nearly doubling the previous record set by President Obama. Among major contributors are oil giant Chevron, with a half-million dollars; weapons and aerospace company Boeing with a $1 million donation; and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who reportedly cut a check for $5 million. Big donors will have a chance to meet privately with top Trump administration officials, with a black-tie “Chairman’s Global Dinner” planned for this evening, a Thursday candlelight dinner with the Trump family and special VIP tickets at Friday’s swearing-in ceremony and inaugural balls.

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