LAS VEGAS -- Donald Trump brought his presidential flirtation to Las Vegas Thursday night, portraying President Barack Obama as a weak leader and pushing an aggressive foreign policy agenda that involves, among other things, extracting oil from war-torn countries as the price for American protection.
"In the old days, when you won the war, it was yours," Trump said to applause. "When we win a war ... we leave with nothing."
He added: "I'm interested in protecting none of them unless they pay."
Speaking in a casino ballroom, the combative developer and reality television host seemed to embrace this town's let-loose ethos, delivering a wide-ranging and expletive-laced speech that touched on topics including Obama's citizenship and drilling off the Gulf Coast. He was in Las Vegas to attend the wedding of Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn, his friend and business competitor.