The Degenerate Gambler: Trump Runs His Campaign Like He Ran His Casinos — Right Into the Ground
None of this should be surprising. Trump has a long history of financial malfeasance. We’ve heard all about Trump University and ACN and various other low-rent branding schemes. But if the horror of Orlando had not intervened, the most significant part of his business history is probably all we would have been talking about over the past week. The morning of the massacre, the New York Times published an exposé of Trump’s 25 years of running gambling enterprises in Atlantic City and it was devastating. For obvious reasons most people did not pay attention to it in the wake of such an unspeakable tragedy. But it’s time to take a closer look.
The article was entitled “How Donald Trump Bankrupted His Atlantic City Casinos, but Still Earned Millions.” Let’s just say Trump always managed to take care of himself first. Everybody else got burned — “bigly.”