News Exercise #171


1. What did Trump do here in the 1980s, and for what purpose?
2. What did the reporter say can be seen in Atlantic City now, meaning failure instead of success?
3. Why, according to the reporter, did Trump have his name removed from the old casinos?
4. What is the buggy owner’s opinion of Trump’s business skills?
5. How does Trump put a spin on the Atlantic City failure?

Answers:
1. What did Trump do here in the 1980s, and for what purpose?
He opened a string of (several) casinos with a promise to make Atlantic City rival with Las Vegas.
2. What did the reporter say can be seen in Atlantic City now, meaning failure instead of success?
He said that it was decay rather than decadence that greets you there now.
3. Why, according to the reporter, did Trump have his name removed from the old casinos?
Perhaps he was fearing that his name may have become a monument of failure.
4. What is the buggy owner’s opinion of Trump’s business skills?
“Well, put it like this … if you had four casinos in Atlantic City and now you have none, what does that tell you?”
5. How does Trump put a spin on the Atlantic City failure?
He says that he had decided to leave Atlantic City, and that that was the cause of its failure, rather than as the reporter says, he left because of his failure.

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