Donald Trump spent more than 20 years in the Atlantic City casino business, employing thousands 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 owned and operated three casinos on the Boardwalk in that which 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 being criticized by some who hold the billionaire partially responsible for the gambling destination’s dismal current fiscal state. (Image: Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)
Fast-forward to 2016, and the Republican frontrunner for the presidential general election is currently facing backlash, not only for the ultimate fate of their Atlantic City casinos, but in addition for just what role he perhaps played in the area’s current and downturn that is ongoing.
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 think he’s ever been an office-holder in Atlantic City,’ Christie told reporters. ‘ I don’t remember Donald being mayor,’ he added, an obvious dig at current AC Mayor Don Guardian, for whom the Governor has no love lost.
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