Sheldon Adelson voices support for Donald Trump

by Fredreka Schouten  |  published on May 6, 2016

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson says he will back Donald Trump, now that the billionaire has locked up the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, The New York Times reported Thursday night.

“He won fair and square,” Adelson said of Trump, according to the Times’ report. Adelson spoke to reporters Thursday night as he appeared at a gala in New York for the World Values Network.

Adelson, who donated more than $90 million to federal political races in 2012, is among the Republican Party’s most heavily courted contributors. In a departure from the 2012 race, when he spent heavily to boost Newt Gingrich’s unsuccessful primary bid, Adelson had remained neutral in the 2016 nomination battle.

It’s not clear whether Adelson’s support for Trump will translate into big spending on the real-estate developer’s behalf. After mostly self-funding his primary fight, Trump now is moving to quickly assemble a fundraising operation for the general election.

Earlier Thursday, one of Trump’s rivals for the nomination, former Texas governor Rick Perry, told CNN he would “do what I can” to help Trump get elected.

  • Roger

    Donald Trump will close our borders, he will deport the illegal alien criminals and build a wall, he will create real jobs, not paper jobs like Obama and he will bring American companies back to America! Donald Trump will reduce the national debt and balance the budget! Donald Trump will make sure that our military is the mightiest fighting force in the world, he will unite the good people of the world and terrorism will be eradicated from the face of the earth. No person running for President can do these things, except Donald Trump! No person running for President seems to want to do these things,except DONALD J. TRUMP! NO ONE, PERIOD! Donald Trump is not a racist, he doesn’t have anything against immigrants of any nationality that are in America legally, he only wants to deport illegal alien criminals and even, every legal immigrant should want that too! Donald Trump will make America greater than she’s ever been! DONALD TRUMP is a LEADER! If anyone thinks that DONALD TRUMP can’t do these things and more, vote him, your next PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES of AMERICAN and you will be pleasantly surprised!

    • Roger

      Hillary Clinton is a total failure! She failed at everything she ever tried to do except lying, she is really good at that.

      1. While Secretary of State she failed to react to pleas for help from our Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, that failure cost four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens their lives!

      2. The administration tried to blame the attack on a video, which they knew was false! Hillary Clinton was part of this conspiracy because she was Secretary of State and did not refute this claim even though there was no way that she could not have known it was false.

      3. Hillary Clinton and her husband stole government property when they left the White House, now I don’t think after eight years they didn’t know what they were doing was illegal and that the property they stole did not belong to them.

      4. While Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton used a private, unsecured email server to send and receive emails which she knew was illegal, while putting our national security at risk. She said others did it that’s why she did it. So it seems even if it is wrong, in her opinion it is right if someone else did it.

      5. While Secretary of State six billion dollars went missing from the State Department! That is taxpayer money, I am a taxpayer and I want to know where my money is!

      6. Just recently Hillary Clinton stated that no Americans lives were lost in Libya while she was Secretary of State. I guess she didn’t know that Benghazi was in Libya. Imagine that, a Secretary of State that doesn’t know her geography! These four Americans died in Benghazi, Libya, Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Information Management officer, Sean Smith, Navy Seals, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods.

      7. Hillary Clinton voted for the Iraq war in exchange for 20 billion dollars, promised to her by then President, George W. Bush. Supposedly for the rebuilding of New York City?

      8. Let’s not forget Whitewater and Vince Foster!

      9. Now we have Bill Clinton visiting polling places in an underhanded attempt to influence voters.

      10. When it comes to lying or telling the truth, this is what I heard Hillary Clinton say in an interview with Scott Pelley, she said I have always tried to tell the truth and I don’t believe I ever lied. What? You tell the truth or you don’t, there is no try. She doesn’t think she lied? I don’t believe I ever did anything that I didn’t know I did. If I told a lie, I would know it!

      11. Hillary Clinton even failed in marriage as everyone knows, they also know what went on in the oval office. Any other woman would have divorced her husband except for a woman pursuing a political agenda. Hillary doesn’t love her husband, she is using him for her own political gain.

      12. The establishment, the liberals and the media, slammed Donald Trump for not immediately denouncing David Duke’s endorsement but they say nothing about Hillary Clinton who was close friends with Robert Byrd, a former KKK member and chapter leader. I don’t care how much good one does it cannot erase the past. Byrd was a member of a gang of sheet clad bigots and thugs that maimed and killed people just because they were different much like the terrorists, Isis does now. It doesn’t matter whether or not Byrd was directly involved in any maiming or killings, he is guilty by association. Byrd’s claim that during his time in the KKK there was no violence, BS, he doesn’t know what other members did when he wasn’t around! Besides I don’t believe him, violence was and still is their agenda!

      David Duke a former member of the KKK also served in the political arena, so why is one former KKK member better than another? Robert Byrd and David Duke were members of a bigoted hate group, that maimed and killed for their own self serving agenda. Robert Byrd and David Duke both have blood on their hands, whether or not they were personally involved in any maiming or murders, simply put Robert Byrd and David Duke were terrorists.

  • champion2211

    So many are down on Trump even without giving him a chance. He has the right ideas even with so many trying to take Trump down even though he has the nomination. A lot of the Republicans are against Trump because they don’t have any control over him or what he wants to do. I guess they fear that the golden spoon that is in their mouths will disapear and they will end up with what they were supposed to have in the first place. The can’t hose the tax payer anymore as well as fill their own pockets. People need to be against them and vote them out, not go after Trump, he is trying to use the tax payer dollar for what it is expected to do and where it works. Not in some politician’s pocket. Vote Trump instead of extinction with Hillary.

  • daanerud

    In the private sector when the CEO and board of directors are failures , they are fired and replaced with new members.

    In the corporate world, when management is a failure, they are fired and replaced.

    The RNC CEO and elites must be replaced.

    Remember how elated they were after the Colorado voting and Cruz was given all of the delegates?

    Blamed Trump for not knowing the rules.

    The RNC failed at informing the Colorado voters what the rules were.
    The RNC agenda was exposed, and the RNC elite paid the price.
    The Trump supporters crushed their golden boy in the next 5 primaries with the final crush in Indiana.

  • BackingTrump

    Thank you Sheldon Adelson, now watch the old repub croanies start jumping in line to back them money talks!!

  • Phil Esposito

    Atta boy Adelson. Now you’re talking.

  • Gale

    We the people are fed up with the lies and deceit of the greedy politicians who think more of themselves than the people they represent. They are a group of self-righteous individuals who capitalize on every opportunity to benefit themselves. Our voice is being heard loud and clear. Politicians, you will mistreat us no more. We will elect a person who is not a politician and cannot be bought. One who is on a mission to take this country back and restore the greatness that it once had. We will elect a one Donald J. Trump. And so it shall be.

    • Eleanor Cummings

      When will we, the silent majority, get tired of being “pooped on” (by our own party)?? Why is it that a handful (168) of. republican RNC/GOP is refusing to let the people’s voices be heard? My question to these 168 MEMBERS of the RNC is “What gives you the right to try to force the majority of voters to accept YOUR choice for nominee?? What about the rights of the voters??” Why are they allowed to control the delegates to force us to vote for the professional oath breaking politician THEY want to nominate??
      We SEE how they’re circumventing the fact that Trump has the majority of votes by the people!! The voters of Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, Colorado, Utah, Louisiana, and Wyoming have had their Civil Rights violated, and there has been fraud proven in EVERY state since Iowa; fraud committed by Cruz, Rubio, RNC/GOP And their big money PACS. Now we add yet ANOTHER state – New York??? It is the corruptness of the republican party which WILL destroy it, so they can lay that at their own door instead of trying to blame someone else!!!! I think daanerud has it right!!

  • JP

    Ryan, McConnell, and Boehner and crew haven’t realized YET that they are
    largely to blame for the Republican Party’s failure to put forth a credible
    candidate this year. They have failed the party and the Country they should
    be serving. Trump will make them squirm painfully and in public view…

    • Eleanor Cummings

      NOW READ THIS!!! Quite an eye opener, no??
      Obama’s ‘dead pool’ nachumlist”.

  • William B. Palazzo

    I don’t know about you, but I feel that Paul Ryan and the GOP have failed us. Instead of searching for the reason for their failure they are looking to place the blame. Paul, you caved in to Obama once two many times. Better look in the mirror.

  • Jack Burns

    Now how is Paul Ryan going to mend the fences with Donald Trump. He to,d Trump he was going to back the Nominee and now he is backing down LYING PAUL? Hiw can we trust him?

    • Eleanor Cummings

      You can’t trust ANY RINO who is a traitor. Someone got to him. Soros, Koches, Bushes etc??? Just take your pick!

    • Roger

      Doesn’t matter, Trump will win this election single-handedly! The witch of Benghazi doesn’t stand a chance against pit bull TRUMP!

  • Jack Burns

    Thank you Mr Adelson for your common sense approach. Newt should be Chief of Staff.

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