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Clinton Dumps on Trump’s Lost Atlantic City Boardwalk Empire

Democratic contender uses boarded-up Trump Plaza as campaign backdrop

Hillary Clinton stood on the Atlantic City boardwalk yesterday, in front of a shuttered casino once owned by Donald Trump, to slam the presumed Republican presidential nominee’s legacy in the beleaguered city.

“We’re standing in front of the old Trump Plaza casino and hotel,” Clinton said. “Donald Trump once predicted it will be the biggest hit yet. Now it’s abandoned; you can just make out the word ‘Trump’ where it used to be written in flashy lights. He had the letters taken down a few years ago but his presence remains. And not far from here is the old Trump Marina Hotel Casino. A few years ago it was sold at a huge loss.”

Speaking to a mostly partisan crowd -- with a few Trump defenders mixed in -- Clinton used the campaign stop to highlight her message that Trump is unfit to lead the country.

The former Secretary of State also took a few jabs at Gov. Chris Christie, a potential vice presidential running-mate for Trump. “It is no secret that Atlantic City has gone through some tough times, but the people of AC are determined to turn things around,” she said, “and if your governor would start doing his job instead of following Donald Trump around and holding his coat, maybe we could get New Jersey’s economy moving again.”

The state GOP issued a statement that referenced not Trump’s former Atlantic City property portfolio but the FBI investigation of Clinton’s e-mails. It said she is “going to need more than card tricks to convince Americans that she was doing anything but gambling with our nation’s security by using a secret server as secretary of state.”

Read the full story on NJTV News Online, a content partner of NJ Spotlight.

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