Donald Trump spent more than 20 years in the Atlantic City casino business, employing several thousand 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 of this East Coast.
In 1990, Donald Trump went all-in on Atlantic City, but today his business transactions are now being criticized by some who hold the billionaire partially responsible for the gambling destination’s dismal present fiscal state. (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 their Atlantic City casinos, but additionally for what role he possibly played in the area’s current and ongoing downturn.
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 believe he’s ever been an office-holder in Atlantic City,’ Christie told reporters. ‘ I do not remember Donald mayor that is being’ he added, an apparent dig at current AC Mayor Don Guardian, for who the Governor has no love lost.
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