The Koch brothers? Who needs them! According to Republican sources, Trump may have snagged an even bigger billionaire as a supporter in the person of Sheldon Adelson.
The New York Times reported that billionaire casino magnate Adelson, who recently wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post endorsing Trump, is prepared to spend up to $100 million on Trump’s campaign.
Adelson, 82, is the 18th wealthiest man in the world. While other billionaire donors have shied away from Trump’s campaign — most notably the Koch brothers — Adelson is prepared to pump lots of money into keeping the Trump Train going.
While Trump has enough money to self-finance, it’s worth pointing out that quite a bit of it is in the form of real estate, which needs time to be turned into liquid assets. Adelson’s money would be able to carry Trump over until such time that it would be liquified.
Adelson had given to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz earlier in the GOP nomination process. However, he’d kept a lower profile than he had in 2012, when he was an enthusiastic supporter of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich — a man who is reported to be on Trump’s short list for vice president.
Two Republicans said that the casino billionaire planned to scale back his congressional donations in order to ensure Trump had the best shot at the presidency.
“I’ve spent time talking to Donald Trump,” Adelson wrote in his endorsement. “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.
“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,” he continued.
“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.”
You can bet with Donald Trump on the receiving end of support like that — both moral and monetary — Hillary Clinton isn’t going to sleep well tonight.
H/T BizPac Review
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