The GOP’s most prominent megadonor has officially ended support for former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon shortly after the far-right activist voiced praise for him while attacking some other Republicans.
Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson said through a spokesman on Tuesday that Bannon’s stated efforts to take on the GOP would not be endorsed.
“The Adelsons will not be supporting Steve Bannon’s efforts,” said Andy Abboud, an Adelson spokesman. “They are supporting Mitch McConnell 100 percent. For anyone to infer anything otherwise is wrong.”
The announcement came after Bannon, a Trump supporter associated with white supremacists, took his allegedly anti-establishment initiative to Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), which is heavily funded by Adelson.