In an op-ed piece for The Washington Post on Friday, casino magnate Sheldon Adelson endorsed Donald Trump for president, saying that the billionaire real estate magnate has “created a movement in this country that cannot be denied.”
The 82-year-old Adelson, who owns the Las Vegas Sands and The Venetian (among other casinos), is the 18th richest person in the world, valued at $28 billion. He said that if Trump doesn’t win, Obama will be given “a third term in the name of Hillary Clinton.”
“I’ve spent time talking to Donald Trump,” Adelson wrote. “Do I agree with him on every issue? No. But it’s unlikely that any American agrees with his or her preferred candidate on every issue.”
“If Republicans do not come together in support of Trump, (President Barack) Obama will essentially be granted something the Constitution does not allow — a third term in the name of Hillary Clinton.”
Adelson also said that while Trump’s style may be off-putting to some, there’s no denying that it gets results.
“You may not like Trump’s style or what he says on Twitter, but this country needs strong executive leadership more today than at almost any point in its history,” Adelson wrote.
“The world is less secure than ever, and our allies have lost confidence in our ability to lead. The economy is not growing the way it should. The middle class is finding it harder and harder to get by.
“Trump has created a movement in this country that cannot be denied. He will end this primary election cycle having garnered more Republican primary votes for president than anyone before.”
He’s right on every account, and the media is beginning to take notice, albeit belatedly. Perhaps most importantly is the fact that he would turn the country around from where it is today, thanks to the policies of Barack Obama. He’s what America needs, and men like Sheldon Adelson are beginning to realize that.
H/T The Daily Caller