Billionaire Sheldon Adelson “has provided zero support” behind a campaign pushing for National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster to be removed from the White House, Axios reported Monday.
The Zionist Organization of America, which is funded by Adelson, one of the biggest financial donors in Republican politics, is the group pushing the campaign.
“Sheldon Adelson has nothing to do with the ZOA campaign against McMaster – had no knowledge of it and has provided zero support and is perfectly comfortable with the role that McMaster is playing,” said Andy Abboud, who represents Adelson.
ZOA president Mort Klein released a statement last Wednesday accusing McMaster of being hostile toward Israel and called on President Donald Trump to “reassign him to another position where he can do no further harm on these critical national security issues.”
“Gen. McMaster has appointed officials who are holdovers from the Obama administration, who favor the Iran nuclear deal