Real estate mogul Donald Trump, who made a fortune by investing in Atlantic City, has no regrets about leaving the boardwalk resort town behind.
“I got out seven years ago, and I made a great decision; I’ve been given a lot of credit for that,” he said to The Washington Times. “My timing was good because I could see what was going to happen to Atlantic City. And it’s very sad when I look at it, but [my former business partners] haven’t.”
Mr. Trump, who is considering a run for president next year, sued to have his name removed from his former properties in Atlantic City — although his name still appears on the Taj Mahal. Mr. Trump bemoaned the town, where he made a great deal of money but which he believes is now in epic turmoil.
When asked what he feels will be the future of the town that made him a fortune, he said he believes it will be “very tough. They made a lot of lot of mistakes ,[and] that’s why I got out. I made a lot of money in Atlantic City, I had great success there, but … I left. I feel badly because Atlantic City is warm to my heart.”