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Trump to Atlantic City Casinos: Get My Name off Those Buildings

Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit demanding his name be stripped off two struggling Atlantic City casinos he no longer runs.
/ Source: Associated Press

You're Fired! That's the message Donald Trump sent two Atlantic City casinos that still bear his name, five years after he gave up running them. The real estate mogul and reality TV star, who presided over a casino empire in the glory days of the New Jersey gambling and seaside resort, has filed a lawsuit demanding his name be stripped off the remaining two. He said he sued Trump Entertainment Resorts, a descendant of a corporate entity he once controlled, because it has allowed the Trump Plaza and the Trump Taj Mahal casinos to fall into disrepair, tarnishing his personal brand and confusing customers. "I want it off both of them," Trump told the Associated Press. "I've been away from Atlantic City for many years. People think we operate (the company), and we don't." Trump Entertainment Resorts CEO Robert Griffin declined comment on the lawsuit. Atlantic City's casinos are struggling with competition from Pennsylvania and New York. One closed in January, two others are slated to do so by next month and another is up for a bankruptcy auction on Thursday.


- The Associated Press