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Trump tells Bush he didn't want a Florida casino, but he did

Trump tells Bush he didn't want a Florida casino, but he did

Jeb Bush said during Wednesday night's Republican presidential debate that Donald Trump wanted casino gambling in Florida. Donald Trump said "I did not."

"I promise, if I wanted it, I would have gotten it," Trump told Bush during the exchange. Bush replied, "No way, man."

But the fact is, Trump wanted it and didn't get it under the Bush administration, despite donating money to the state Republican Party and Bush.

"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 said he met with Trump twice and talked about the issue,...

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