Sheldon Adelson warned Trump trade war will hurt 2020 bid

Business | 23 Sep 2019 3:10 pm

Sheldon Adelson, a  leading Republican donor warned President Donald Trump in a phone call last month that his escalating trade war with China could hurt his re-election prospects, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the call.

Macau and Las Vegas casino magnate Adelson discussed with Trump the broader implications of the U.S.-China trade war rather than the impact on Adelson's business interests, one of the people familiar with the call said, according to the newspaper report.

Adelson, a major donor for Republican election campaigns, is the founder and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp , a casino company that operates in Macau. The White House did not have an immediate comment on the report. A representative of Las Vegas Sands Corp did not immediately respond to a request for comment.-Reuters 


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