Casino owner and GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson has purchased 2 million masks and is donating them to first-responders and medical workers to help offset a national shortage because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report.
The billionaire philanthropist had the masks produced in China at his expense and will deliver them to hospitals in New York and Nevada, the Jewish Insider reported on Monday.
Of that amount, 250,000 will be sent to the Trump administration efforts to aid health workers.
The report said the White House confirmed that the first planeload of health-care supplies arrived in the Big Apple from China through the Project Airbridge public-private partnership.
Adelson, whose wealth Forbes estimates at $29.3 billion is the CEO and chairman of the Las Vegas Sands casino company.
Another pal of President Trump’s, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, said at Monday’s White House briefing that his company will gear up to produce 50,000 masks a day by Friday.
Hospitals around the country have reported critical shortages of masks because of the coronavirus outbreak.