The Republican National Committee is poised to select President Donald Trump’s former nemesis, Steve Wynn, as the next finance chair for the party.

Wynn, 75, was selected to lead the GOP fundraising operation into the 2018 midterm election at a meeting of RNC officials over the weekend, sources with knowledge of the meeting.


Wynn’s selection to lead the RNC’s finance operation is another testament to the new president’s ability to put old grudges to rest. Identifying priority 2018 midterm contests and discussing candidate recruitment were also on the agenda for the meeting of party officials, according to the sources. Wynn is a loyal Trump partisan and friend, booting designer Tom Ford’s products from his casinos after Ford made disrespectful comments about first lady Melania Trump. h/t lifezette

“This guy is a character. Most of my buddies are characters,” Wynn once said of Donald Trump, seen above with Heidi Klum.

The casino mogul served as finance vice chairman of Trump’s inaugural committee. The committee, which also included casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, raised more than $90 million.