Donald Trump spent more than 20 years in the Atlantic City casino business, employing 1000s of local residents and millions that are generating tax income for the state. Dating back to the early 1980s when he first entered the resort industry, Trump operated and owned three casinos on the Boardwalk in that which was then considered the gambling mecca associated with the East Coast.
In 1990, Donald Trump went all-in on Atlantic City, but today his business transactions are now being criticized by some whom hold the billionaire partially responsible for the gambling destination’s dismal present fiscal state. (Image: Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
Fast-forward to 2016, and the Republican frontrunner for the presidential general election happens to be dealing with backlash, not only for the ultimate fate of their Atlantic City casinos, but additionally for exactly what role he perhaps played in your community’s current and ongoing downturn.
A former 2016 GOP candidate who has since endorsed Trump, defended the billionaire on Tuesday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
‘He is a honorable person, and I don’t think he is ever been an office-holder in Atlantic City,’ Christie told reporters. ‘ I don’t keep in mind Donald mayor that is being’ he included, an obvious dig at current AC Mayor Don Guardian, for who the Governor has no love lost.
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