Outside Influencers: Thomas Barrack

Thomas Barrack, CEO, Colony Northstar
The California real estate mogul is a long-time supporter of Donald Trump, but he first came to wide attention after the election when he chaired the Inauguration. The celebration was a disappointment to Trump, but the affable, polo playing businessman who is of Lebanese origin, managed to remain a close advisor to the president, and a go-to media source for attributable Trump quotes. Barrack had a hand in Trump’s widely publicized trip to Saudi Arabia. As the Trump juggernaut recently came close to crushing White House chief-of-staff John Kelly over the Rob Porter wife abuse scandal, the New York Times listed Barrack as one of Kelly’s possible successors.

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