The Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino was the first of three casinos Donald Trump owned in New Jersey—all of which eventually filed for bankruptcy protection multiple times and went belly up. Trump’s legacy in Atlantic City has long been defined by self-dealing, financial trouble, and avoiding paying small, mom-and-pop contractors.
The timing of the implosion could not have been more symbolic. With the second impeachment trial completed, hundreds flocked to Atlantic City to bask in the collective schadenfreude and celebrate the end of Trump’s presidency. Nearby hotels such as Caesars jacked up their midweek prices to take advantage of the surge in visitors coming to the gaming town, which was struggling long before its hospitality business was hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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