Skip To Content
Fast Forward

Trump Mega-Donor Sheldon Adelson To Honor Trump Troll Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban Image by Flickr

Donald Trump’s No. 1 critic is about to get an award from Trump’s No. 1 donor.

Mark Cuban, the Texas outspoken billionaire who had trolled Donald Trump on Twitter and made a point of sitting in the front row during presidential debates only to get under Trump’s skin, will be awarded later this month the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson’s “In Pursuit of Excellence Award” at a gala dinner the Adelson’s educational campus will hold in Las Vegas.

Sheldon Adelson backed Trump financially throughout the campaign to the tune of tens of millions of dollars and has become one of the president’s closest allies, spending inauguration week with the Trump family and sitting down for a private White House dinner with Trump last month.

The Adelsons established the school a decade ago, building on the already existing Hebrew Academy of Las Vegas and expanding it to include pre-school to 12th grade Jewish education.

Contact Nathan Guttman at [email protected]

I hope you appreciated this article. Before you go, I’d like to ask you to please support the Forward’s award-winning, nonprofit journalism during this critical time.

Now more than ever, American Jews need independent news they can trust, with reporting driven by truth, not ideology. We serve you, not any ideological agenda.

At a time when other newsrooms are closing or cutting back, the Forward has removed its paywall and invested additional resources to report on the ground from Israel and around the U.S. on the impact of the war, rising antisemitism and the protests on college campuses.

Readers like you make it all possible. Support our work by becoming a Forward Member and connect with our journalism and your community.

Make a gift of any size and become a Forward member today. You’ll support our mission to tell the American Jewish story fully and fairly. 

— Rachel Fishman Feddersen, Publisher and CEO

Join our mission to tell the Jewish story fully and fairly.

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.