U.S. oil baron Harold Hamm endorses Trump for president

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts as he arrives at a campaign event in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.By Ernest Scheyder HOUSTON (Reuters) – Harold Hamm, chief executive of shale oil producer Continental Resources Inc and Mitt Romney’s 2012 energy adviser, endorsed U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday, saying he has the “fortitude to make tough decisions.” Hamm, who had previously donated to U.S. Senator Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign, called the real estate mogul a “business leader’s candidate” who has the will to right what he called a series of mistakes from politicians in Washington, including “burdensome government regulations.” “The next president of the United States must have the courage, determination and intelligence to disrupt politics as usual,” Hamm wrote in a public letter. A list of Trump endorsers on the campaign website did not list Hamm as of Friday.

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