Thursday 17 August 2017

Everyone else has come armed with daggers - but Trump has an AK47

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pulls his hair back to show that it is not a toupee while speaking at a recent ally in Greenville, South Carolina. Photo: AP/Richard Shiro
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pulls his hair back to show that it is not a toupee while speaking at a recent ally in Greenville, South Carolina. Photo: AP/Richard Shiro

Niall O'Dowd

New Yorker magazine had a fascinating insight into Donald Trump in its last issue. It was somewhat buried in a long story about the downfall of Atlantic City, where casinos have tumbled into bankruptcy because of intense competition from new gambling palaces in nearby states.

Trump was once king of the high rollers, as the article noted, owning Trump Plaza and the Trump Taj Mahal and the Trump Marina.

The article also quoted one former casino employee as saying that when Trump visited with his then wife Ivana in the 1980s, all black employees were asked to leave the main floor.

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