Donald Trump spent more than 20 years in the Atlantic City casino business, employing thousands of local residents and millions that are generating tax income 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 regarding the East Coast.
In 1990, Donald Trump went all-in on Atlantic City, but today his business dealings are increasingly being criticized by some whom hold the billionaire partially responsible for the gambling destination’s dismal present 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 dealing with backlash, maybe not only for the ultimate fate of his Atlantic City casinos, but also for just what role he possibly played in your community’s current and ongoing downturn.
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 do not think 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 whom the Governor has no love lost.