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 owned and operated three casinos on the Boardwalk in that which was then considered the gambling mecca regarding the 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 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, not only for the ultimate fate of his Atlantic City casinos, but in addition for exactly what role he perhaps played in the area’s current and ongoing downturn.
A former 2016 GOP candidate who has since endorsed Trump, defended the billionaire on Tuesday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
‘He is a honorable person, 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 being mayor,’ he included, an apparent dig at current AC Mayor Don Guardian, for whom the Governor has no love lost.
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