Donald Trump ‘OK’ with Fantasy Sports, Gambling

The Associated Press
The Associated Press

Businessman and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is “okay” with sports gambling and fantasy sports.

In a Monday interview with Fox Sports’s Colin Cowherd, Trump first said that the question about fantasy sports at CNBC’s “financial debate” last week was “just ridiculous.”

“I thought the question, though, in that forum, where we’re talking about foreign trade, we’re talking about wars, was just sort of a ridiculous question. Unfortunately for Bush, he didn’t say the right thing,” Trump said. “He started talking about it as a very serious topic, saying how well he does in fantasy football, and [New Jersey Governor Chris Christie] took that one away from him and, frankly, made him look bad. He had a very bad night. When you get right down to it, he had a tough time.”

Cowherd said that he “lived in Vegas for seven years and I’m pretty pro-gambling,” adding that “people get divorced and people gamble.”

“I think the stigma’s worn off,” Cowherd said.

Trump said he was “okay with it because it’s happening anyways… whether you have it or you don’t have it, you have it… you understand that better than anybody. It’s all over the place.”


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