GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump held a fundraiser for a man who is now a rival, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, in 1998, but he didn't get his hoped-for easing of restrictions on casino gambling once Bush was elected, CNN reports.
In addition to the $500-a-person fundraiser, Trump also contributed $50,000 of his own money to the Florida GOP.
But Bush didn't change his stance, ending Trump's hopes of bringing a casino into the state in cooperation with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
Bush's election "certainly had a chilling effect," said Doug Guetzloe, who worked for Bally Entertainment at the time. "Gov. Bush made it clear to everyone that he was not interested in having casinos in the state of Florida ... the word definitely went through."
Trump also appeared on CNN with Don Lemon on Tuesday night. He slammed the Iran nuclear deal, saying it has a provision no one is talking about that requires the United States and other allies to defend Iran if attacked.
"Does that include Israel?" Trump asked. "And most people say yes, they don't have an exclusion for Israel. So if Israel attacks Iran, according to that deal, I believe, the way it reads, unless they have a codicil or they have something to it, that we have to fight with Iran against Israel."
If that's the case, Trump said, the deal is "unsignable."
The Jewish Press
reported on the line in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which says training will be given to Iran to prevent or respond to attacks and "sabotage" on its nuclear facilities.
On his recent tie in the Iowa polls with Ben Carson, Trump said he doesn't expect to attack his new close rival as he has others because he typically only counterattacks, and Carson is someone he likes on a personal basis.
But he made no promises.
"I can't tell you what's going to happen," Trump said. "You know, politics is a very strange thing and a very strange place that you end up in."
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