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 back to the early 1980s when he first entered the resort industry, Trump owned and operated three casinos on the Boardwalk in the thing that 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 has become facing backlash, not only for the ultimate fate of his Atlantic City casinos, but in addition for what role he possibly played in your community’s current and ongoing downturn.
On Tuesday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a previous 2016 GOP prospect that has since endorsed Trump, defended the billionaire.
‘He is a person that is honorable and I do not believe he’s ever been an office-holder in Atlantic City,’ Christie told reporters. ‘ I don’t remember Donald mayor that is being’ he added, an apparent dig at current AC Mayor Don Guardian, for whom the Governor has no love destroyed.
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