Univision owner: ‘When Hillary Clinton is president…’
BY EDDIE SCARRY | APRIL 17, 2015 | 5:10 PM
Univision owner Haim Saban on U.S.-Israel relations under a Hillary Clinton presidency: “There…
Haim Saban, the billionaire media mogul who owns the Spanish-language U.S. TV channel Univision, is apparently convinced that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is a shoo-in to the White House.
In a recent interview, Saban said it’s not a matter of if Clinton wins, it’s a matter of when.
Asked whether U.S.-Israeli relations would remain strong under a Clinton presidency, Saban told the Israeli news outlet Channel One News, “There won’t be any problems with relations between the United States and Israel when Hillary Clinton is president.”
Saban has a history of supporting Clinton. He donated more than $12,000 to her Senate and presidential campaigns between 1999-2008, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. In 2014, The Clinton Foundation, Clinton’s nonprofit, also received between $10 million-$25 million from Saban and his own Saban Family Foundation.
Univision is seen as an important media outlet in presidential elections which are increasingly influenced by Latino voters.
Though there are two Latinos currently running for the Republican presidential nomination (Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio), Univision ran a video news package in early April titled “Julian Castro, the first Hispanic President?”
Castro is a Democrat currently serving as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and has not indicated he is running for president.