- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 5, 2016

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The Latest on plans for Hillary Clinton’s trip to Atlantic City to criticize Donald Trump’s management of his former casino empire (all times local):

4:30 p.m.

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is defending his management of Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal casino, which is in the fifth day of a strike by unionized workers.

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is coming on Wednesday to Atlantic City to bash Donald Trump over his management of his former casino empire in the 1980s and ‘90s.

But striking workers say their beef is with Icahn, not with the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

Icahn tells The Associated Press he has pumped $86 million into the Taj Mahal to save it from closing when no one else was interested in it.

He also says he offered a health care deal that was what he thought the union would agree to before the strike last week.


3:30 p.m.

Hillary Clinton is coming to Atlantic City to bash Donald Trump’s handling of his former gambling empire, but striking casino workers say their beef is with a different billionaire.

Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union went on strike Friday against the Trump Taj Mahal casino, which bears the name of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee but now belongs to his friend Carl Icahn.

According to a statement from her campaign, Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, intends on Wednesday to highlight Trump’s management of Atlantic City casinos in the 1980s and ‘90s, including three bankruptcy filings under his reign.

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