TODAY | April 25, 2014
>>> with a bit of an odd story. it was a high-profile blowout in las vegas that's making some headlines, a spat in public between george clooney and casino owner steve wynn . nbc's miguel almaguer has the latest.
>> reporter: it was a vegas smackdown that had all the drama of a good hollywood script.
>> did you have a hand in this?
>> did i have my hand in what?
>> reporter: in one corner, the world famous leading man. in the other corner, the billionaire casino mogul whose name looms large over the vegas strip .
>> this is encore.
>> reporter: the blowout happened right here, inside wynn 's upscale casino restaurant, a table of nine having dinner earlier this month when it got ugly over politics. specifically, obamacare.
>> i am surprised that george lost his temper. i am sure whatever steve did really pissed him off.
>> reporter: in a statement, clooney says wynn went on a rant. he called the president an expletive. that's a fact. i said the president was my longtime friend and then he said, your friend is an expletive. and at that point, i told steve, he was an expletive. clooney has raised millions for mr. obama, while in recent years, wynn has donated millions to those who ran against him.
>> every business guy in the country is frightened of barack obama and the way he thinks.
>> reporter: wynn spoke to journalist norm clark about the vegas fight night.
>> he said that clooney got up and threw a hissy fit when he and wynn started deweight over obamacare. he stood up and said a word that we can't say.
>> reporter: there's one thing both seem to agree on, it was the movie star who walked out. but this morning, there's something else a lot of others seem to agree with.
>> no fists were thrown. it was just an argument with two rich white guys arguing about politics. they're going to be fine.
>> reporter: a supersized blowout that proves what happens in vegas doesn't always stay in vegas . for "today," miguel almaguer, nbc news, los angeles .
>> that story had everything.
>> i love it. i would love to see them in a boxing ring .