‘Bad bill’: Donald Trump Jr. criticizes Alabama gambling legislation

‘Bad bill’: Donald Trump Jr. criticizes Alabama gambling legislation

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  • John Sharp, al.com
May 6, 2021 2:00 AM
  • John Sharp, al.com

    Donald Trump Jr., the oldest son of the former president, is calling Alabama’s latest attempt at legalizing gambling and the lottery a “bad bill” that would prevent world-class resorts and casinos from entering into Alabama.

    Trump tweeted out his statement on Wednesday, one day before the Alabama House could debate and vote on a gambling package that is currently wrapped up in three bills. The linchpin bill, SB319, would require a constitutional amendment that would be placed on the November 2022 ballot.

    “If you’re gonna legalize gambling, actually legalize it, but giving a monopoly to a small group of casino bosses is just a special interest giveaway,” Trump Jr. said.