Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) URN:23754236
Depending on who you ask, Donald Trump either lost (the GOP establishment), won (Trump himself) or at the very least dominated the conversation (the Daily News).
There was a bit of a South Jersey in last night’s debate. Trump was asked about his eponymous Atlantic City casinos, which have suffered through several bankruptcies. Trump responded by saying he did good in AC:
The difference is, when somebody else uses those laws, nobody writes about it. When I use it, they say, ‘Trump, Trump, Trump.’ The fact is, I built a net worth of more than $10 billion. I have a great, great company. I employ thousands of people. And I’m very proud of the job I did. […]
And I had the good sense to leave Atlantic City, which by the way, Caesars just went bankrupt. Every company, Chris can tell you, every company virtually in Atlantic City went bankrupt. Every company.
And let me just tell you. I had the good sense, and I’ve gotten a lot of credit in the financial pages, seven years ago I left Atlantic City before it totally cratered, and I made a lot of money in Atlantic City, and I’m very proud of it. I want to tell you that. Very, very proud of it.
This is not the first time Trump has talked up his business acumen regarding Atlantic City. Just after Revel closed last year, Trump complained he wasn’t getting enough credit for getting out of Atlantic City when he did. Read more »