By NICHOLAS FANDOS and RACHEL SHOREYApril 20, 2017
WASHINGTON — Blue-chip American companies, kings of “dark money,” titans of professional football and even a Florida retirement community.
They all contributed to Donald J. Trump’s inauguration. Together, the donor rolls for the president’s inaugural committee, which announced this week that it had raised a staggering $107 million, take up 510 pages.
Million-dollar checks came in from nearly 50 people or corporations, many of whom have interests at stake in Washington or ties to the government. Smaller checks came in from all corners of the country and nearly every large industry — not to mention from some of President Trump’s closest friends.
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You can examine the documents yourself. But we scoured them for you and found some of the more interesting donors.
Friends in the N.F.L.
Mr. Trump’s flirtations with purchasing an N.F.L. team never came to fruition. And his ownership, in the 1980s, of a team in the short-lived United States Football League led only to antagonism with the N.F.L.
But if any bitterness between Mr. Trump and the league lingers, it was not evident on Inauguration Day.
At least six N.F.L. team owners cut $1 million checks to support the festivities. They were Daniel Snyder of the Washington Redskins, Stan Kroenke of the Los Angeles Rams, Shahid R. Khan of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Bob McNair of the Houston Texans, Robert K. Kraft of the New England Patriots and Woody Johnson of the New York Jets. It helps that Mr. Kraft, who was at the White House on Wednesday celebrating the Patriots’ Super Bowl championship, is a close friend of Mr. Trump’s. So is Mr. Johnson, who is the president’s choice to be ambassador to Britain.
A seventh donor appears to be Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys.