Sheldon Adelson | I endorse Donald Trump for president

via The Washington Post:


Sheldon Adelson (200x200)I endorse Donald Trump for president

by Sheldon G. Adelson | May 13, 2016

Sheldon G. Adelson is chairman and chief executive of Las Vegas Sands Corp.

At the outset of the 2016 election, the GOP primary field was nearly as large as that of last weekend’s Kentucky Derby. In total, 17 Republican hopefuls campaigned to win the party’s nomination for president.

Like the Derby, the race for the Republican nomination started from a wide gate — some entries with better post positions, others with more backing.


One candidate has won that race, and now Republicans must join together to make sure he wins the next one.


I am endorsing Trump’s bid for president and strongly encourage my fellow Republicans — especially our Republican elected officials, party loyalists and operatives, and those who provide important financial backing — to do the same.


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.


After the 2012 election cycle, I was asked frequently what I would look for in a future presidential contender.


In my view, a governor of a state is ideally qualified to be president. A governor is a state’s final decision maker — its chief executive and steward of the public’s money. I felt strongly that someone with that level of CEO experience would be well-trained for the job of president.

It turns out that is exactly what we are getting in Trump. 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. (Read More)


Read the full op-ed at The Washington Post



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