Sheldon Adelson Is Poised to Give Donald Trump a Donation Boost

New York Times – by Jonathan Martin

The casino magnate Sheldon G. Adelson told Donald J. Trump in a private meeting last week that he was willing to contribute more to help elect him than he has to any previous campaign, a sum that could exceed $100 million, according to two Republicans with direct knowledge of Mr. Adelson’s commitment.

As significant, Mr. Adelson, a billionaire based in Las Vegas, has decided that he will significantly scale back his giving to congressional Republicans and direct most of his contributions to groups dedicated to Mr. Trump’s campaign. The two Republicans familiar with Mr. Adelson’s plans spoke anonymously because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.  

Mr. Adelson’s pledge to Mr. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, comes at an opportune time. Mr. Trump has relied on a mix of his own wealth and small-dollar contributions to finance his primary effort and lacks the sort of major donor network needed to sustain him in the general election. Mr. Trump has said that he may need $1 billion for the campaign but has only recently begun scheduling fund-raisers and hiring finance staff members. Many of the Republican Party’s wealthiest contributors, including the billionaire brothers Charles G. and David H. Koch, have indicated they are unlikely to give to his candidacy.

What remains unclear is how Mr. Adelson plans to contribute his money to Mr. Trump. He will give the maximum allowed to Mr. Trump’s campaign and the Republican National Committee, but to spend the amount he contemplates would require donating through a “super PAC,” able to accept unlimited donations.

According to the Republicans familiar with Mr. Adelson’s planning, he and his advisers are still uncertain about which super PAC to use as their vehicle for the bulk of the contributions. They are wary of some of the current groups that purportedly exist to help Mr. Trump, who has been clear that he is uneasy with outside entities promoting his candidacy. At rallies, he has consistently criticized opponents who relied on super PACS, saying they were being bought by wealthy donors.

Mr. Adelson, 82, the chief executive of Las Vegas Sands, is among the world’s wealthiest individuals and has given hundreds of millions of dollars to Republican candidates and causes over the years. In 2012, he contributed at least $98 million to Republican efforts, according to a study by ProPublica. But that money went to 34 separate campaigns and groups.

Mr. Adelson is frustrated by congressional gridlock and believes the only way to affect the country’s political system is to ensure a Republican president is elected, say the Republicans familiar with his thinking.

While he may help some local or gubernatorial candidates, he is not planning to give much to congressional candidates or super PACs dedicated to keeping Republican control of the House and Senate, a substantial blow given the largess he has showered on them in recent elections.

Mr. Adelson and his wife, Miriam, met with Mr. Trump and his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, at the St. Regis Hotel in Midtown Manhattan while Mr. Adelson was in town for a gala dinner to benefit the World Values Network, an organization dedicated to disseminating Jewish values in politics, culture and media. The two moguls, who do not know each other well, had met earlier in the campaign.

But their conversation last week marked the first time they had talked in person since Mr. Trump effectively won the nomination this month.

Mr. Trump assured the Adelsons that he was dedicated to protecting Israel’s security, an issue about which the couple are passionate.

The Adelsons contributed to Senator Ted Cruz of Texas during the Republican primaries, but kept a far lower profile than they had in 2012, when Mr. Adelson was a major benefactor of Newt Gingrich. Mr. Trumptargeted Mr. Adelson on Twitter in October, writing that Mr. Adelson wanted to make Senator Marco Rubio of Florida “his perfect little puppet.”

But Mr. Adelson was plainly not bothered — or he at least forgave Mr. Trump. He told reporters last week he would get behind Mr. Trump and wrote an op-ed article in Friday’s Washington Post extolling his fellow casino owner.

“He is a candidate with actual CEO experience, shaped and molded by the commitment and risk of his own money rather than the public’s,” Mr. Adelson wrote, adding that Mr. Trump “has created a movement in this country that cannot be denied.”

New York Times

14 thoughts on “Sheldon Adelson Is Poised to Give Donald Trump a Donation Boost

  1. If Adelson gives Tramp, sorry Trump, this money, then people will realize that Trump is a whore and will do what they tell him.

    1. Then who is the alternative to Trump (that can win)?

      Cruz, Hillary, or Sanders?

      IMHO, it’s just a political PSYOP to make us think that our vote counts. Unless a Candidate comes from the Ruling Bloodline and gets the nod from Israel, he/she cannot get the Presidency.

      1. “Then who is the alternative to Trump (that can win)?”

        WE are the alternative, and the ONLY alternative that’s going to change anything.

        1. Agreed, JR.

          “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” ~ John F. Kennedy

    2. You just said it all, Darkwing. “Trump is a whore and will do what they tell him.” Case closed!

  2. This sort of legalized bribery is one of the main contributors to the death of America. That’s obvious enough.

    It’s interesting, however, that a high-profile Israeli loyalist Jew such as Adelson is apparently willing to back Trump when most of the Jewish political/media establishment (including both the leftists and the neocon right) has been bashing him left and right. But maybe this is a nothing more than a matter of disagreement among the Kosher Kike Klan about how much Trump should be trusted to put Israel first.

  3. Trump’s already been summoned to Israel for official approval, and now he’s meeting with his billionaire buddies to plan strategy. Hopefully by now people are starting to see that he’s just another puppet. (and I told you this when he announced his campaign)

    Any candidates may seem independent, and even sincerely start out that way, but after they’re reminded of the power they’re meddling with; the power that assassinates presidents, and anyone else that stands in their way, they’re brought in line, and do as they’re told.

    ANY REAL CHANGE in this country MUST originate from the masses. Nameless, faceless, and anonymous hordes of angry Americans are the ONLY path toward change, and freedom. Anyone else will be bought, threatened, or killed.

    These bankers have been running the world for centuries, and pass their knowledge of controlling populations from father to son, just as you were taught how to catch a fish.

    Donald Trump is only the new Hitler, running the identical campaign as Adolf himself (who was probably an illegitimate son of a Rothschild).

    Hitler came to power during an economic collapse in Germany, by exposing the corruption, the fraudulent monetary system, the Jewish control of everything in the country, and he was elected by promising to make Germany great again. Sound familiar?

    Trump is the bankers’ answer to this country being on the brink of revolution, which an economic collapse will insure if politics doesn’t. This whole game has been played before, and these inbred bankers rarely come up with new tricks.

    “The only thing that’s new in the world is the history that you don’t know” — I think Herbert Hoover said that, but I could be wrong. Anyway, it was a fairly recent president, and it’s becoming my favorite quote.

    1. “The only thing that’s new in the world is the history that you don’t know.”

      Another quote that is similar:

      “In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt (origin ?)

      Trump wasn’t an accident, nor was he appointed by God to be President. He was “chosen” years before he even announced his Candidacy.

      BTW: When Sheldon Adelson drops $100 million, it’s like one of us dropping $10.

  4. The attacks against Trump in the Zionist press only insure more support, because no one trusts the press anymore, and “the press” knows it. They’re not done trying to fool you. They’re just altering their propaganda to be effective from their new position of not being trusted.

    Because no one trusts them, they support Trump by “attacking” him, but he’s just another puppet, under the control of the same bankers.

  5. Adelson is a KOSHER MAFIA DON. Who runs Trump? Who allowed him to remain in business after 4 bankruptcies? Who bails out their own when they get into trouble?

    The entire Democrat and Rupubrocrat field is in essence JEWISH!!!

    Who runs this country? WHO??? I’d really like to know. Look what that bunch did to Anne Colter after she raised that very same question at one of the debates? Look who attacked her and tried to get her writing carreer distroyed?

  6. In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends

    This country needs to come together and root out these evil bastards or this game they are playing will end us all

  7. “Sheldon Adelson Is Poised to Give Donald Trump a Donation Boost”

    I’m sure Chump needs it… desperately.

    Just as I’m sure it will make ALL the difference. 🙄

  8. Oh joy! The bird’s nest is getting a donation from the Zionist mafia. And people still support this buffoon? I agree with Jolly Roger in that Trump is following the exact same path as Hitler.

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