Mr. Las Vegas, Wayne Newton, Talks Politics & Dem Debate


DEMOCRATS AS MUCH?>>PROBABLY SO. THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS IT’S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND BOTH SIDES.>>HOW DO YOU MEAN?>>THAT’S WHY I’M HERE. I’M COMING TO THE DEBATE TONIGHT. BECAUSE I WANT TO HEAR WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY AND I KNOW WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY BECAUSE I’VE WATCHED THAT TOO.>>YOU’VE KNOWN HIM FOR WHITE QUITE AWHILE. HOW MANY YEARS BACK DO YOU GO?>>PROBABLY 15, 16 YEARS. I WAS ABOUT 12 YEARS OLD AT THE TIME.>>NOW I’VE TALKED TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE KNOWN MR. TRUMP AS WELL AND ESPECIALLY HIS MOST RECENT BIOGRAPHER AND HE TOLD THEM I’M RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT AND THEY DIDN’T BELIEVE HIM.>>HE DID SAY THAT TO ME AND I TOOK IT WITH THE SAME KIND OF GRAIN OF SALT. I THOUGHT WHY WOULD HE WANT TO DO THAT, NUMBER ONE. THE HEAT YOU TAKE WHEN YOU’RE A PUBLIC FIGURE, PERIOD, IS PRETTY SUBSTANTIAL.>>YOU WOULD KNOW.>>AND THEN TO THROW YOUR HAT IN THE RING FOR THE HIGHEST OFFICE IN THE UNITED STATES AND MAYBE IN THE WORLD IS REALLY>>>I ADMIRE HIM TREMENDOUSLY. TERRIBLY BRIGHT MAN. SO I AM — I’M THRILLED HE’S IN THE RACE. >>IF YOU, WAYNE NEWTON, WERE ON THE STAGE TONIGHT AND GOT TO ASK ANY OF THE FIVE CANDIDATES ONE QUESTION, WHAT WOULD IT BE?>>THE QUESTION I WOULD ASK IS, HOW DO THEY JUSTIFY THE DEATH TAX. I DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW WE CAN WORK OUR ENTIRE LIFE, PAY OUR TAXES, AND THEN WHEN WE DIE, THE GOVERNMENT FEELS LIKE THEY’RE ENTITLED TO 40%, 50% OF WHAT SHOULD BE LEFT TO THOSE THAT WE LOVE AND HAVE WORKED SO HARD FOR.>>YOU HAVE BEEN IN THIS BUSINESS A LONG TIME. I MEAN NOT TOO LONG. >>ONE OR TWO WEEKS.>>ONE OR TWO WEEKS. YOU KNOW A THING ABOUT OWNING A STAGE AND SHOWMANSHIP AND CONNECTING WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE WATCHING. I KNOW THAT YOU CAMPAIGNED FOR BOTH BUSH 41 AND 43. >>I DID. >>JEB BUSH HAS NOT CONNECTED QUITE AS MUCH WITH THE CONSTITUENTS WHEN YOU LOOK AT HOW HE’S BEEN POLLING, AND I’M WONDERING, WHY DO YOU THINK THAT IS?>>BROOKE, IT’S REALLY INTERESTING BECAUSE IF YOU REMEMBER THE SAME THING WAS APPLIED TO 40 WHEN HE RAN. PEOPLE SAID, WELL, HE’S JUST NOT CONNECTING WITH THE PEOPLE. I THEN HAD THE PLEASURE OF, IN CAMPAIGNING FOR 43, OF PRESIDENT BUSH SR. JOINED US ON THAT CAMPAIGN HELP WAS NOT RUNNING HE WAS OUT OF OFFICE, AND HE WAS AMAZING. I MEAN, WHEN THE PRESSURE WAS OFF OF BEING PRESIDENT, AND HE COULD GO OUT AND BE WHO HE

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