Hillary Clinton to Campaign in Atlantic City Tomorrow
Hillary Clinton is heading to Donald Trump’s old playground to attack the presumptive Republican nominee tomorrow.
Clinton will appear in Atlantic City at 12:15 p.m. in front of Boardwalk Hall. According to a release from the Clinton camp, Clinton will make “the case that Donald Trump is temperamentally unfit to serve as president, based on the wake of destruction his business dealings caused in the seaside town and for businesses and families across the country.”
Trump once had three casinos and numerous other properties in Atlantic City, but a series of bankruptcies reduced his presence there from a third of the market to simply a deal with Carl Icahn to use his name on the Trump Taj Mahal.
Atlantic City has been hit hard by economic turmoil and the expansion of gambling in neighboring states, and Trump has bragged about getting out beforehand, even bringing it up in a presidential debate last year.
Trump’s first casino, Trump Plaza, is now shuttered and vacant. His former Trump’s Castle/Trump Marina casino is now the Golden Nugget, undergoing a resurgence under new owner Landry’s. Workers at the Trump Taj Mahal are currently on strike.
Clinton’s camp says she will cite a recent New York Times article on Trump’s time in Atlantic City that concluded “in reality he was failing in Atlantic City long before Atlantic City itself was failing.”
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