Trump Plaza Demolition

"It was not the biggest or the best implosion ever."

Front-row seats to view Wednesday morning's spectacle were sold on the cheap. Onlookers in cars hoping to witness the symbolic finale of the former president's casino empire in the seaside resort city were charged $10 and herded into a lot most recently used as a pandemic-era food distribution site. [...]

The mayor, in a bid to raise $175,000 for the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City, had attempted to auction off the right to push a button to implode the building, but Mr. Icahn, who had supported Mr. Trump as president, scuttled that plan, citing safety concerns. [...]

Trump Plaza was the first of three casinos Mr. Trump owned before his gambling businesses in Atlantic City cratered and went bankrupt for good, leaving a trail of unpaid contractors and suppliers. [...]

"The money I took out of there was incredible," he once told an interviewer. In fact, he used little of his own money, a New York Times investigation found, and he shifted personal debts to the casinos, leaving the burden of his failures on investors and others who had gambled on his success. [...]

It lasted only seconds. Because the building had no basement, and no cavity to absorb the debris, the pile of remaining rubble could be 70 to 80 feet high.

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11 Responses:

  1. Dude says:

    Lovely sight: failed "businessman" living through the collapse of his umpteenth failed business and his failure to (completely) upend democracy.

    ...takes a bit of the sting out of knowing that his mushroom-dick is still getting a reach-around from Zuckerberg.

    • Not Frank says:

      I can't say I'm happy to learn they're considering letting him back in, but I suppose this is better than finding out that he's been allowed to return.

      And, of course, there is that other news from today...

      • Dude says:

        By "other news", you'll have to be specific - you mean dead Rush Limbaugh or something else?

        And yeah, FB (considering) taking back Trump goes hand-in-hand with Disney firing Gina Carano from The Mandalorian: neither company gives a fuck about politics; they care about money. Carano's right-wing bullshit was fuckin' with Disney's money, so they dropped her; FB makes its money from the hits generated by right-wingers, anti-vaxxers, Nazis, Russian bots, misogynists, and millions of other horrible folks I can't recall - so naturally Zuck would welcome back the one fucker who embodies all that bullshit.

      • Kyzer says:

        In honour of the shitbag, it's time to read Rush Limbaugh eats everything again.

  2. now the rest of vegas

  3. casaubon says:

    Well everything dies, baby that's a fsct.
    And everything that dies, someday comes back.
    So put your makeup on, fix your hair up pretty,
    And meet me tonight in Atlantic City.

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