Sheldon Adelson Calls on Republican Jewish Leaders to Back Trump

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Sheldon Adelson in Las Vegas, May 2015.
Sheldon Adelson in Las Vegas, May 2015.Credit: AP

Billionaire casino executive Sheldon Adelson is already at work on behalf of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

"I'm asking for your support" for Trump, Adelson writes in an email Monday to more than 50 Republican Jewish leaders.

Adelson tells them he had met with Trump recently and is "specifically convinced he will be a tremendous president when it comes to the safety and security of Israel."

Trump has work to do in winning over the Republican Jewish Coalition, which includes many top party fundraisers. Adelson's note may help smooth the way. He is a major donor to the organization.

Adelson was the top donor of the 2012 presidential race, with his family putting up almost $90 million. He has signaled he is willing to be a financial driver again.

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