Report: Sheldon Adelson 'Irked' by Trump, Yet to Give Any Funds to His Campaign

Republican mega donor had reportedly pledged to spend up to $100m on presidential race, but is now more concerned Trump may cost Republicans' their control of Congress.

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In this May 4, 2015, file photo, Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson speaks in Las Vegas.
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Casino mogul and Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson has yet to give a single dollar to Donald Trump's campaign despite endorsing the candidate earlier this summer, the Guardian reported on Saturday.

A friend of Adelson told the Guardian that the donor was "irked by a lot of things" about Trump's campaign, and was worried that the candidate's tactics would cost Republicans' their hold of Congress.

The Guardian, which reported that Adelson met with Trump last week, noted that the mega-donor had pushed Trump to visit Israel and to pick Newt Gingrich as his running mate, but Trump opted out of the visit and chose Mike Pence instead.

According to previous reports, Adelson hinted that he was willing to spend up to $100 million on the presidential race, but none of that money was given to any of Trump's Super PACs.

Sources close to Adelson told the Guardian that he may donate to Trump if his numbers improve and he makes no more embarrassing statements.

The Guardian also noted that several other key Republican donors, among them the Koch brothers, were shying away from the presidential race, opting instead to focus on saving Republican seats in Congress.

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