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Fri Oct 30, 2020, 07:54 AM

Atlantic City has a warning for the nation: Donald Trump brings ruin and despair


Atlantic City has a warning for the nation: Donald Trump brings ruin and despair
Trump looted and corrupted New Jersey's gambling mecca and then got out of town. Does that sound familiar?

BOB HENNELLY
OCTOBER 30, 2020 10:00AM


With just days to go before the general election the nation is amidst another wave of a once-in-a-century pandemic, with a president who has refused to commit to a peaceful transition of power, even if his opponent gets more votes.

How did New Jersey my home state go from being the "Crossroads of the American Revolution" to being implicated in our republic's disease-ridden authoritarian dead-end?

Was our current national misery all presaged by Donald Trump's spectacular collapse in Atlantic City, which is so evident years later in the hulking ruin of the vacant Trump Plaza at the heart of the iconic boardwalk?

If Trump tries to subvert democracy, will New Jersey which Lincoln Steffens once described as "the traitor state" for its embrace of corporate trusts be implicated for the way the state's media and political elites indulged him?

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"Trump became the classic case of 'too big to fail,'" said Torricelli. "His empire was never built on a firm financial ground. He was always problematic and the state always feared his failure and that created leverage (for Trump). They allowed him to self-destruct. It would have been a better favor to Donald Trump and the state of New Jersey had the regulations been stricter, and he certainly should not have been permitted to develop excess capacity, which weakened every other casino in Atlantic City." ..............(more)

https://www.salon.com/2020/10/30/atlantic-city-has-a-warning-for-the-nation-donald-trump-brings-ruin-and-despair_partner/





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packman Oct 2020 #2
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Fri Oct 30, 2020, 08:18 AM

1. No shit Atlantic City? thx for the warning...nt

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 09:41 AM

2. You mean AC took a gamble with a known loser

Gee - ain't that ironic

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Oct 30, 2020, 09:53 AM

3. And Republicans nominated the asshole for president


TWICE


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Fri Oct 30, 2020, 10:28 AM

4. Go down gamblin' with Donny Trump

n/t

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