Atlantic City: ‘Trump turned this place into a ghost town’

When Trump won the election, photographer Brian Rose made straight for the gambling town to show the reality behind his billionaire boasts. The broken city he captured speaks volumes about todays America When $700m worth of junk bonds which meant the Taj had to come up with $94m a year just to pay off its debts, and $1m a day to be profitable Trump insisted the casino would make Atlantic City great again, returning the area to its prohibition-era glory days. When photographer Trump Entertainment Resorts. His grim shot of a pigeon lying dead on the ground outside, beneath large pictures of strenuously grinning Trump employees, perfectly captures an area that now seems bereft of opportunity. I actually went back …