Billionaire philanthropist Paul Singer, one-time Trump opponent, attends Trump fundraiser

Ron Kampeas

Paul Singer, above in New York on Dec. 11, 2014, heads hedge fund Elliot Management, which is lobbying against a merger of Samsung C&T subsidiaries. (Thos Robinson/Getty Images)

Paul Singer, seen in a 2014 photo, helped fund an anti-Trump political action committee and reportedly paid for some anti-Trump advertising. (Thos Robinson/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Paul Singer, the hedge fund billionaire, Republican fundraiser and major pro-Israel giver, attended a fundraising breakfast for President-elect Donald Trump after leading an effort during the primaries to keep him from the presidency.

Singer attended the breakfast Wednesday at Cipriani, a New York City restaurant, CNBC reported.

During the primaries, Singer helped fund an anti-Trump political action committee and reportedly helped pay for anti-Trump advertising in critical states. In May, after Trump was clearly the nominee, Singer said he could support neither Trump nor the Democratic nominee in the elections.

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