Trump’s Atlantic City hotel implosion gets higher ratings than Trump

Trump’s Atlantic City hotel implosion gets higher ratings than Trump

New Jersey residents and others gathered early Wednesday morning on rooftops, at nearby venues, and in garage parking lots to watch the end of the Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, marking the end of Donald Trump’s imprint on the city. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, some even watched from One Atlantic, a wedding venue on top of a pier. With arguably the best view, the closed wedding venue offered its space and auctioned 10 VIP seats to watch the event with proceeds benefiting the Atlantic City Boys and Girls Club. The auction reportedly raised more than $17,000.

When Mayor Marty Small announced the planned implosion in a state-of-the-city address, crowds cheered at the opportunity to see another Trump failure fall to the ground. Small called it “exciting” and “truly a great day in Atlantic City.” Jokes on a “push the button” auction erupted on social media with many vowing to bid hundreds of thousands of dollars to have the chance to be the one who pushed Trump Plaza to its demise. According to The Courier Post, a charity auction plan to award someone the right to push the donation button topped $191,000.

“I’m glad to see it go,” Gail Von Schlichting, whose wife worked there as a slot technician, said according to the Inquirer. “It’s nice to see another Trump failure. I only wish his name were on the building.”

Guess what? #AtlanticCity is auctioning off the chance to push the button that blows up the #TrumpPlazaHotelAndCasino. Welp, there goes my daughter’s inheritance. Sorry, honey, Mommy’s got an itchy demo finger!

— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) December 18, 2020

Some called it “poetic justice,” noting the damage Trump caused not only in Atlantic City but the country. “To me it signals the sadness of how Atlantic City went down,” Suzé DiPietro, a public relations executive for the Trump properties from 1991 to 2002, told the Inquirer. “We became the foreclosure capital of the world. He never invested a single dime back into those properties, not one dime. He took all the money out, never put the money in.”

While most individuals watching the scene applauded the destruction, some noted Trump still owed money to contractors and others who put the building together. Residents are hoping a new development takes the form of a family-friendly establishment. “This is about the tear-down, the cleanup, and the ultimate rebuild,” one said.

Watch the satisfying moment the building crumbles below. There are multiple angles so you don’t miss a thing. 

Watch as the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City implodes and crashes to the ground.

— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) February 17, 2021

Demolition at Trump casino building in Atlantic City.

— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) February 17, 2021

Was not expecting this but was a great site to witness the implosion of trump tower #makingamericagreatagain

— ladycrane1 (@ladycrane1) February 17, 2021

In future, all mentions of name Trump will be removed from public spaces, some of his descendants will be recluses, some will change their names, and most of his supporters will deny they supported him. The legacy of Trump will be of an American fascist, seditionist, and traitor.

— Dr. Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) February 17, 2021

And there goes the Trump Tower in Atlantic City. #Implosion @foxla

— Gigi Graciette (@GigiGraciette) February 17, 2021

Atlantic city pined Trump Tower as an eyesore. Who is paying for the demolition? Not Trump I Bet. The implosion looks like Trump melting.

— STEVE JET CITY (@stevejetcity) February 17, 2021


— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) February 17, 2021

Be sure to check out this great thread.

Trump Plaza in Atlantic City has been demolished. [Insert your favorite metaphor here.]

— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) February 17, 2021

And of course this great Lord of the Rings reference.

People livestreaming the tRump tower implosion like…

— VaughnRoycroft (@VaughnRoycroft) February 17, 2021

Trump is probably crying in a corner that he cannot join the Twitter trend in commenting on what is happening. If these videos weren’t enough for you, check out the live footage of the demolition here

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