Donald Trump spent more than 20 years in the Atlantic City casino business, employing 1000s of local residents and generating millions in tax revenue 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 the thing that was then considered the gambling mecca associated with East Coast.
In 1990, Donald Trump went all-in on Atlantic City, but today his business transactions are increasingly being criticized by some who 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 happens to be facing backlash, perhaps not only for the ultimate fate of their Atlantic City casinos, but in addition for what role he perhaps played in the area’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 is ever been an office-holder in Atlantic City,’ Christie told reporters. ‘ I don’t remember 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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