Trump: Adelson ‘tirelessly advocated’ for embassy move to Jerusalem

US President Donald Trump pays condolences to the family of Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson, who supported his campaigns.

“Sheldon lived the true American dream. His ingenuity, genius, and creativity earned him immense wealth, but his character and philanthropic generosity his great name,” says Trump in a statement.

“Sheldon was also a staunch supporter of our great ally the State of Israel. He tirelessly advocated for the relocation of the United States embassy to Jerusalem, the recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights and the pursuit of peace between Israel and its neighbors.”

Adds Trump: “The world has lost a great man. He will be missed.”

US President Donald Trump, right, pats Las Vegas Sands Corporation Chief Executive and Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson on the arm, before speaking at the Israeli American Council National Summit in Hollywood, Florida, December 7, 2019. (Patrick Semansky/AP)