Donald Trump spent more than 20 years in the Atlantic City casino business, employing a large number of local residents and generating millions in tax income 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 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 being criticized by some whom 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 is currently facing backlash, maybe not only for the ultimate fate of his Atlantic City casinos, but additionally 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 since endorsed Trump, defended the billionaire.
‘He is a person that is honorable and I don’t think he’s ever been an office-holder in Atlantic City,’ Christie told reporters. ‘ I do not keep in mind Donald mayor that is being’ he included, an obvious dig at current AC Mayor Don Guardian, for whom the Governor has no love lost.
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