Rubio: Adelson Cares About Israel

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio publicly addressed his relationship with GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson on Tuesday, as the latter is reportedly readying to back him for president.

Appearing on Fox News’ with Neil Cavuto from Capitol Hill, Rubio remarked, “Adelson is a great American. And the only issue he has ever talked to me about is the state of Israel.”

Rubio was referring to recent comments made by Republican presidential frontrunner, whom Rubio is trailing now in the NH primary, according to a new PPP poll, who suggested that Adelson will have total control over Rubio if he chooses to back him.

“I like Sheldon a lot, he’s been a person I’ve known over the years. We have a very good relationship and you know I’m self-funding, I don’t want anybody’s money. If Sheldon gives to him, he’ll have total control over Rubio and that’s the problem with the way the system works – whoever gives,” Trump told Cavuto.

To which Rubio responded, “If somebody is ready to support our candidacy, they are buying into our agenda, and we are not buying into theirs.”

“The only issue [Adelson] has ever talked to me about is the state of Israel – the future security of Israel and the relationship  between Israel and the US,” the Republican presidential hopeful stressed. “And I’m deeply committed to that, and I will be no matter who supports me.”

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