Donald Trump spent more than 20 years in the Atlantic City casino business, employing a huge 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 of this East Coast.
In 1990, Donald Trump went all-in on Atlantic City, but today his business transactions quick hit slots are increasingly 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 happens to be facing backlash, not only for the ultimate fate of his Atlantic City casinos, but also for what role he perhaps played in your community’s current and ongoing downturn.
On Tuesday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a former 2016 GOP candidate that has 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 included, an apparent dig at current AC Mayor Don Guardian, for whom the Governor has no love destroyed.
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