Donald Trump spent more than 20 years in the Atlantic City casino business, employing a large number of local residents and millions that are generating 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 that which was then considered the gambling mecca for the East Coast.
In 1990, Donald Trump went all-in on Atlantic City, but today his business dealings are 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 dealing with backlash, perhaps not only for the ultimate fate of their Atlantic City casinos, but also for what role he possibly played in your community’s current and downturn that is ongoing.
On Tuesday, brand new Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a former 2016 GOP candidate who has since endorsed Trump, defended the billionaire.
‘He is a honorable person, and I don’t believe he is ever been an office-holder in Atlantic City,’ Christie told reporters. ‘ I don’t remember Donald being mayor,’ he included, an apparent dig at current AC Mayor Don Guardian, for who the Governor has no love lost.
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