Donald Trump spent more than 20 years in the Atlantic City casino business, employing a large number of local residents and generating millions in tax income for the state. Dating back to the early 1980s when he first entered the resort industry, Trump owned and operated three casinos on the Boardwalk in what was then considered the gambling mecca of 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 facing backlash, perhaps not only for the ultimate fate of his Atlantic City casinos, but additionally for exactly what role he perhaps played in your community’s current and downturn that is ongoing.
A former 2016 GOP candidate who has since endorsed Trump, defended the billionaire on Tuesday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
‘He is a person that is honorable and I don’t think he’s ever been an office-holder in Atlantic City,’ Christie told reporters. ‘ I don’t keep in mind Donald being mayor,’ he added, an obvious dig at current AC Mayor Don Guardian, for who the Governor has no love lost.
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