With less than 5 days until the all-important Pennsylvania primary, Donald Trump just secured the coveted endorsement of billionaire oil magnate Harold Hamm of Oklahoma.
Hamm wrote on Friday that Trump “is not my last choice, he is the best choice.”
Hamm, the billionaire chief executive officer of oil producer Continental Resources, wrote in an open letter that Trump “has tapped into the basic beliefs of the American people.” The endorsement — which Hamm said was unsolicited — comes after he attended a fundraiser for Marco Rubio when the Florida senator was still in the race.
Hamm described Trump as “the business leader’s candidate.”
“He is someone who is not beholden to special interests and has the fortitude to make tough decisions,” he wrote. “With a slew of onerous regulations now threatening to cripple American business, the next President of the United States must have the courage, determination and intelligence to disrupt politics as usual.”
The oil tycoon was an energy adviser for Mitt Romney in 2012 and gave almost $1 million to a super PAC supporting Romney.
The news of Hamm’s endorsement was first reported by The Wall Street Journal. Forbes estimates his net worth at nearly $10 billion.
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