Trump: I Never Called Jeb To Lobby for Casinos; ‘I Was 100 Percent Accurate in My Answer’

‘I would have called Jeb and I think he might have done it for me, because I did help him; but I never called him and therefore I think I was 100 percent accurate in my answer’

STEPHANOPOULOS: “Let me ask you something else, coming out of the debate. You had that exchange with Jeb Bush about casino gambling in Florida. You said it was totally false that you tried to get casino gambling –“
TRUMP: “No, I never spoke to him, I — is what I said and what I mean. I never called him and said, would you do it? In fact, unle — the governor that — that was after him ultimately approved it. But I never spoke to Jeb. I never called up Jeb. And I said, Jeb, would you do me a favor and approve? If I wanted it, I would have done that.”
STEPHANOPOULOS: “I understand.”
TRUMP: “He was the governor.”
STEPHANOPOULOS: “So you’re saying you were — you’re — you’re accepting that you were trying to get casino gambling there, because the (INAUDIBLE)...”
TRUMP: “We — we — we’re looking at deals all over the world. I’m doing deals all over the world. And, yes, we were looking at Florida. But the — ultimately, Charlie Crist, the next governor, approved casino gambling, right after Jeb. But I never called Jeb. The question was did I call him? I would have called him if I wanted it so badly at that time. It was very premature. It was very early. There were other steps that they had to take and it would have been premature. But I would have called Jeb and I think he might have done it for me, because I did help him. But I never called him and therefore I think I was 100 percent accurate in my answer.”
STEPHANOPOULOS: “Donald Trump, thanks very much for joining us.”

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