Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate who has lent lots of his money to Republican candidates and pro-Israel causes over the years, has announced that he is officially endorsing Donald Trump.
Adelson wrote in a Washington Post op-ed that he would be supporting Trump’s candidacy, and he urged his fellow Republicans to do the same.
Essentially, Adelson’s reasoning comes down to one thing: stopping Hillary Clinton from winning the White House:
If Republicans do not come together in support of Trump, Obama will essentially be granted something the Constitution does not allow — a third term in the name of Hillary Clinton.
I’ve spent time talking to Donald Trump. 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.
Adelson refrained from endorsing a candidate or giving money during the primary. There had been some thought that he might not support Trump because of Trump’s at times less-than-hawkish stance on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.
As Trump begins fundraising for the general election, though, the backing of Adelson is a major win.