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The man gave MILLIONS of dollars to Trump and endorsed him twice through his newspaper. 

(From the award winning, worldwide respected Washington Post)

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Sheldon Adelson’s Las Vegas Review-Journal twice endorsed Trump. Now it’s advising him to admit he lost.

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Elahe Izadi
November 12, 2020 at 3:06 p.m. CST
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In October 2016, the Las Vegas Review-Journal was the first major newspaper to endorse then-candidate Donald Trump for president. While Trump “represents neither the danger his critics claim nor the magic elixir many of his supporters crave,” the editorial page wrote, he promised to disrupt the status quo in Washington by bringing a “corporate sensibility and a steadfast determination to an ossified Beltway culture."

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Four years later, the Review-Journal — owned by Trump supporter and Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson — is advising Trump that he did indeed lose the 2020 presidential race and that he should start cooperating with Joe Biden’s transition team.

“President Donald Trump seeks to delay the inevitable,” reads the headline of the editorial, which appeared in print Thursday and published online Wednesday night. “It is too fitting that the Trump presidency concludes amid a babel of bluster and bravado,” the unbylined authors, representing the viewpoint of the paper’s management, wrote. “But the president does a disservice to his more rabid supporters by insisting that he would have won the Nov. 3 election absent voter fraud. That’s simply false.”

 

The editorial goes on to state that “there is no evidence” that fraud cost Trump the election, “no matter how much the president tweets the opposite and his supporters wish it so.”

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Other newspapers have also run editorials demanding Trump stop peddling mass fraud claims without evidence, but the advice from the Review-Journal drew attention well beyond Las Vegas in part because of Adelson’s ownership of the newspaper.

The billionaire Las Vegas casino magnate, who stealthily bought the paper in December 2015, has been a steadfast Trump backer and the top Republican donor through the past two presidential election seasons. He and his wife, physician Miriam Adelson, poured $183 million into the 2020 cycle, including giving $75 million to a pro-Trump super PAC in late August. But Politico reported in August that Trump had a contentious phone call with Sheldon Adelson, in which the president criticized the billionaire for not doing enough to help his reelection.

Previously, the Trump White House had bestowed official accolades on the Adelsons, including the widely criticized move of giving Miriam Adelson a Presidential Medal of Freedom — the nation’s highest civilian honor — citing her philanthropy and research in narcotics addiction.

This week’s Review-Journal editorial does sound a somewhat sympathetic tone to Trump, writing that his campaign is “within its rights” to ask for recounts and that Trump “faced an overtly hostile press” and an anti-Trump political establishment.

But then it offered a reality check: “Mr. Trump lost this election because he ultimately didn’t attract enough votes and failed to win a handful of swing states that broke his way in 2016.”

“An electoral system that involves the participation of 150 million Americans will have its share of issues, but it’s an insult to reason and logic to argue that isolated irregularities constitute proof of a grand national conspiracy,” it continues. The editorial also noted one of the most obvious signs there wasn’t a national conspiracy to steal votes for Trump: Democrats underperformed in House races, and the Senate may very well remain in Republican control under Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

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The editorial acknowledged Trump is unlikely to stop fighting the results, but “he has nothing to lose” by cooperating with President-elect Biden’s transition team, and the former vice president “deserves the same consideration” offered to Trump in 2016 by then-President Barack Obama.

 

The Review-Journal is the largest newspaper in Nevada, where the Trump campaign has claimed thousands voted improperly, while offering no credible evidence. Most news organizations projected on Saturday that Biden will win Nevada’s six electoral votes. As of Thursday, Biden leads Trump by more than 36,000 votes.

While a handful of newspapers endorsed Trump in 2016 prior to the Review-Journal, the Nevada newspaper was the first with a circulation of over 100,000 to do so. It also endorsed Trump in 2020.

It’s unclear what role exactly Adelson played in this week’s editorial. (The newspaper’s publisher declined to comment). But a 2015 Review-Journal editorial explored how the editorial page could change after Adelson’s purchase, noting that the page has long had a libertarian/conservative tilt and presidential endorsements would probably not change.

 

“Newspaper owners aren’t supposed to interfere with news content. But it’s perfectly appropriate for them to seize full control of the editorial page and steer the philosophy of their editorial board,” it said. “The Las Vegas Review-Journal’s editorial page can become his family’s personal soap box, if that’s what they want.”

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Just now, mellon said:

But 72,000,000 other people are telling the president to stick it up there wazoo.

All 72 million? Interesting. I'll see your 72 million and raise you by FIVE MILLION, which is the current vote count more than Trump received. That's how elections work. People win, and people lose. 

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2 minutes ago, BarryLaverty said:

All 72 million? Interesting. I'll see your 72 million and raise you by FIVE MILLION, which is the current vote count more than Trump received. That's how elections work. People win, and people lose. 

Ballot harvesting, dead people and other illegal votes  ....  throw out the cheating and President Trump wins ....

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2 minutes ago, KirtFalcon said:

Ballot harvesting, dead people and other illegal votes  ....  throw out the cheating and President Trump wins ....

Just making me a little sad, Kirt...you need to embrace your positive and accept some reality here. Take a deep breath, turn off your Mark Levin for a while. 🙄

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8 minutes ago, BarryLaverty said:

All 72 million? Interesting. I'll see your 72 million and raise you by FIVE MILLION, which is the current vote count more than Trump received. That's how elections work. People win, and people lose. 

I can take losing if everything is done on the up and up, but with all the mass mailings of ballots, the voter fra;ud in so many states, and so many instances, it's just insane.  If the shoe had been on the other foot, you liberal retards would of already attempted to burn the country down.  I will never again trust the election process in the United States of America!!!!!!!!!!!!!  And I love this country, just hate where it's headed under people like you Barry L.  A once proud American country is about to implode.  Thanks to the Dems and all their corrupt ways, to many to even type on this topic.  How can you tell when a Dem is lying?  When they talk

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4 minutes ago, ShoelessJoe said:

I can take losing if everything is done on the up and up, but with all the mass mailings of ballots, the voter fra;ud in so many states, and so many instances, it's just insane.  If the shoe had been on the other foot, you liberal retards would of already attempted to burn the country down.  I will never again trust the election process in the United States of America!!!!!!!!!!!!!  And I love this country, just hate where it's headed under people like you Barry L.  A once proud American country is about to implode.  Thanks to the Dems and all their corrupt ways, to many to even type on this topic.  How can you tell when a Dem is lying?  When they talk

Bunch of rambling nonsense in that rant, plus some bonus cliches. Next time, just meme me, and I won't have to make that long journey through that blather. Plus, too many exclamation marks. 

Old Man Yells at Cloud | Know Your Meme

 

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5 minutes ago, BarryLaverty said:

Bunch of rambling nonsense in that rant, plus some bonus cliches. Next time, just meme me, and I won't have to make that long journey through that blather. Plus, too many exclamation marks. 

Old Man Yells at Cloud | Know Your Meme

 

Whatever, it's hard to talk to STUPID.  The exact type of response I thought I would get from you.  Thanks for reaffirming my view point of you.

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1 hour ago, BarryLaverty said:

Just making me a little sad, Kirt...you need to embrace your positive and accept some reality here. Take a deep breath, turn off your Mark Levin for a while. 🙄

Denial is not a river in Egypt, Larry .... 🙈

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1 hour ago, BarryLaverty said:

All 72 million? Interesting. I'll see your 72 million and raise you by FIVE MILLION, which is the current vote count more than Trump received. That's how elections work. People win, and people lose. 

Popular vote is generally irrelevant. We use the Electoral College.

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1 minute ago, BarryLaverty said:

So, I shouldn't care about the 72 million he referenced, as the electoral college is the only thing important? That should settle things? 

No, but you know as well as I do that we don't use a Nationwide Popular Vote to choose the President. How much do you really care about the 72 million anyway?

Yes, Biden is up 5+ million in total votes. And I didn't say it was completely irrelevant. Re-read what I said.

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2 hours ago, mellon said:

But 72,000,000 other people are telling the president to stick it up there wazoo.

So yall believe trump got 72,00,000 votes and biden didn't get his 78,000,000 LMAO

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1 hour ago, AllGoodNamesRGone said:

He gotta lot of experience. Pepe and Jett can’t even match .

quiet LION, grown folks talking 

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2 minutes ago, JETT said:

So yall believe trump got 72,00,000 votes and biden didn't get his 78,000,000 LMAO

Oh, they both got however many votes they got.

Let me put this a different way using a sports metaphor:

It doesn't really matter who got the most yards in a game. It matters who won the game.

Do the yards matter? Absolutely. But what matters more is who won. Sometimes the team with more yards wins, sometimes they don't.

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2 hours ago, BarryLaverty said:

All 72 million? Interesting. I'll see your 72 million and raise you by FIVE MILLION, which is the current vote count more than Trump received. That's how elections work. People win, and people lose. 

That wasn't  my point Sherlock. Don't just say the big money donors blah blah blah because unlike the Republicans the Democrats are by far the big money donors.

The 72,000,000 I referred to are the small donors in the Republican party that want the President to stick it to them where the sun don't shine.

Oh yeah, but your 5 million are dead so they don't count.

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7 minutes ago, Monte1076 said:

Oh, they both got however many votes they got.

Let me put this a different way using a sports metaphor:

It doesn't really matter who got the most yards in a game. It matters who won the game.

Do the yards matter? Absolutely. But what matters more is who won. Sometimes the team with more yards wins, sometimes they don't.

I hear ya, im talking more to the ppl who thinks trump votes are legit and the other side is fraud 

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