Donald Trump spent more than 20 years in the Atlantic City casino business, employing thousands of local residents and millions that are generating 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 now being criticized by some whom hold the billionaire partially responsible for the gambling destination’s dismal current financial state. (Image: Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
Fast-forward to 2016, and the Republican frontrunner for the presidential general election is currently 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 downturn that is ongoing.
On Tuesday, brand new Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a former 2016 GOP candidate who may have since endorsed Trump, defended the billionaire.
‘He is a honorable individual, and I don’t think he is ever been an office-holder in Atlantic City,’ Christie told reporters. ‘ I do not remember Donald being mayor,’ he included, an obvious dig at current AC Mayor Don Guardian, for who the Governor has no love destroyed.
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