Donald Trump spent more than 20 years in the Atlantic City casino business, employing several thousand local residents and millions that are generating tax revenue 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 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 present state that is fiscal. (Image: Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
Fast-forward to 2016, and the Republican frontrunner for the presidential general election has become facing backlash, maybe not only for the ultimate fate of his Atlantic City casinos, but in addition for just what role he perhaps played in the region’s current and downturn that is ongoing.
On Tuesday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a previous 2016 GOP prospect who’s got since endorsed Trump, defended the billionaire.
‘He is a person that is honorable and I do not think 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 added, an obvious dig at current AC Mayor Don Guardian, for whom the Governor has no love destroyed.
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