Jeb Bush accurately stated during the CNN debates that Donald Trump sought to have casino gambling approved in Florida. In response, Trump denied the allegation, and stated: “I promise, if I wanted it, I would have gotten it.”
Well, as with everything that comes out of Trump’s mouth, he is lying. He is a pathological liar, egomaniac, racist, bigot, and extremely mentally disturbed.
As reported by CBSNews:
“The bottom line is Donald Trump was interested in casino gambling in Florida, I can tell you that for a fact,” said former Florida House Speaker John Thrasher, who, according to AP, said he met with Trump twice and talked about the issue, once in New York and once in Trump’s Palm Beach Mar-A-Lago resort. Thrasher, now president of Florida State University, said during both meetings Trump pushed for Florida to sign a compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida to allow casino gambling.
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Former Florida State Sen. Dennis Jones was at Thrasher’s second meeting with Trump, along with another state senator, Jim King, and he confirmed Trump wanted to talk about casinos. Jones said Trump also said he wanted to be a player if Florida ever approved destination casino resorts, which Trump is still interested in.
To persuade Jeb Bush to push the casino issue, Trump contributed $50,000 to Bush’s 1998 gubernatorial campaign, and also held a $500-a-person fundraiser for him.
Trump didn’t get what he wanted, which is often the case. Rather than acknowledge it, he attacks others as losers.
For more on this story, click CBSNews Reports: Donald Trump lied about gaming and Florida casinos.