Mining magnate and Australia’s richest particular person, Gina Rinehart, was photographed at Donald Trump’s presidential marketing campaign launch bid at his Mar-a-Largo resort in Florida.
Rinehart, who has but to publicly state she was on the occasion, was a cameo in a selfie posted by Eric Trump together with his spouse Lara.
Within the picture, Rinehart could be seen within the background seated carefully behind Eric Trump, carrying a pearl necklace and looking out away from the digital camera, presumably unaware the picture was being taken.
Rinehart, who topped the Monetary Assessment wealthy checklist for a 3rd consecutive yr row in 2022, with a private web price of $34.02 billion, has been supportive of Trump prior to now, and welcomed his “thrilling” presidency in 2016.
In her previous reward, she pointed to Trump’s then plans for America’s economic system and referred to as for related insurance policies – together with decrease enterprise taxes – to be carried out in Australia.
She additionally met key members of Trump’s inside circle together with Rudy Giuliani and Kellyanne Conway in Washington earlier than he was elected in 2016, and criticised the American media’s “fixed and unrelenting unfavorable protection” of Trump.
In October Rinehart and Hancock Prospecting pulled a $15 million sponsorship deal with Netball Australia after Indigenous objective shooter Donnell Wallam raised issues about carrying the Hancock Prospecting emblem, citing racist feedback Rinehart’s father made about Indigenous Australians within the 80s.
Hancock Prospecting have been contacted for remark.