Published On: Wed, Mar 16th, 2016

Adelson signals support for Trump: ‘Why not?’

Adelson + Scott Walker


Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson seems at peace with the prospect of Donald Trump becoming the Republican nominee for president in 2016.

“Trump is a businessman. I am a businessman. He employs a lot of people. I employed 50, 000 people. Why not?” Adelson said during a gala honoring former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani on February 27 at the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas.

The comments were reported by Israeli political blogger Tal Schneider, who obtained a video of Adelson’s remarks at the event.

“It reminds me of [a joke]: One Jewish man said to another Jewish man, ‘Do you know why Jews always answer a question with a question?’ So, the guy said, ‘Why not?’” Adelson told the crowd as he struggled to control his laughter.

“If I were running, I would have endorsed myself, ” he quipped. A few days earlier, as he voted in the Nevada Caucus, Adelson joked to reporters that he voted for himself, but he was seen checking a box on the lower third of the ballot – where the names Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum and Donald Trump appeared.

Read the full story at Jewish Insider,  by Jacob Kornbluh

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