Donald Trump spent more than 20 years in the Atlantic City casino business, employing several thousand local residents and generating millions in tax income for the state. Dating right back to the early 1980s when he first entered the resort industry, Trump operated and owned three casinos on the Boardwalk in what was then considered the gambling mecca of this East Coast.
In 1990, Donald Trump went all-in on Atlantic City, but today his business dealings are being criticized by some who hold the billionaire partially responsible for the gambling destination’s dismal current fiscal state. (Image: Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
Fast-forward to 2016, and the Republican frontrunner for the presidential general election is now dealing with backlash, perhaps not only for the ultimate fate of his Atlantic City casinos, but in addition for just what role he perhaps played in the area’s current and ongoing downturn.
On Tuesday, brand new Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a previous 2016 GOP candidate who’s since endorsed Trump, defended the billionaire.
‘He is a honorable individual, and I don’t believe he is ever been an office-holder in Atlantic City,’ Christie told reporters. ‘ I do not 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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Criticism of Trump’s Atlantic City record mainly addr Læs videre “Donald Trump Atlantic City History Defended by Brand New Jersey Governor Chris Christie”