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Casino bosses hid black employees ‘in the back’ when Donald Trump arrived, ex-worker says

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posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 11:41 AM
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With all the positive Trump threads lately why not balance that out with a story about Trump and racism. Apparently, in the 80's, when Trump visited his casino in Atlantic City all of the black people were ordered to the back rooms, off of the main floor, so they would be out of sight of the Trumps. This allegation comes from a former employee. Now the former employee can't verify if Trump made this order himself but he got to experience it first hand when Trump visited the casino he was working at.

www.rawstory.com...


A New Yorker magazine article about Atlantic City contained the story of a former Trump Casino worker about the way he and other employees of color were treated on the job when “the boss” was around.

“I met a bus driver named Kip Brown, who worked the Port Authority route, up and back each morning, for Academy Bus Lines. He had been at Academy for fifteen years and was No. 3 in seniority, out of seventy drivers in the region,” said writer Nick Paumgarten.

“Brown also used to work in the casinos, at the Showboat, bussing tables, and at Trump’s Castle, stripping and waxing floors,” he continued.

Brown said, “When Donald and Ivana came to the casino, the bosses would order all the black people off the floor. It was the eighties, I was a teen-ager, but I remember it: they put us all in the back.”






posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 11:46 AM
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Wouldn't surprise me if its true...

But considering it's completely anecdotal and unverifiable...


I won't hold it against Trump.
Plenty of reasons to dislike the guy, what could be false testimony shouldn't be used to form an opinion.
In my own worthless opinion.



posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 11:50 AM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

False testimony? This news comes from a man who still lives and works in Atlantic City and was there in the casino when he was told to get in the back rooms and out of sight of the Trumps. What does he have to gain by telling his story? What does he have to lose? Well, being the little guy, a bus driver, he can lose a lot but I can't think of anything he gain. I doubt he's writing a tell all book. He was just a bus driver who happened to talk to a reporter one day and told his tale.

Here's the New Yorker's story, which wasn't a hit piece against Trump.

The Death and Life of Atlantic City
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posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 11:58 AM
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Another serious story from The Young Jurks



This will go viral !!



posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 12:01 PM
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a reply to: Swills

"What could be false testimony"...

I stand by that.

"Wouldn't surprise me if its true"...

I also stand by that.
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posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 12:03 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

No, they just picked up on it but they posted their video about an hour ago and already have 12,000+ views. This story originates from the New Yorker, see my second post.
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posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 12:06 PM
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They don't say, at least in the first few minutes, if they called Trump or his spokespeople for a comment. When you spread a story like this around you want to ask the principals for their comment, or at least give them a chance to respond. They are citing the New Yorker as a source. There is nothing in here to say either of the Trumps asked for this to occur or knew it was occurring. Not good journalism, this is the kind of story to research before reporting it to the public.



posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 12:07 PM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

About as neutral as it gets.

It is shocking to think Trump could be even slightly racist...



posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 12:08 PM
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a reply to: Swills

I'm no fan of Trump, but this sounds like unmitigated horse turds. Anyone can say anything and this is a thinly veiled character assassination. "Uh, I have no proof, but 30 years ago I heard someone say that Trump said, that black people were made of pudding...."

Whoever prints this is on par with Enquirer. "Elvis is still alive and living on the secret US moon base!" says Turd Mockington, who's uncle once worked at hotel Elvis stayed at in 1964. Turd is quoted as saying " I cain't prove it 'course, but airy time i look at the full moon, i hear Blue Suede Shoes come on the radio...That's gotta mean sumpin'"


V



posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 12:10 PM
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a reply to: Variable

Don't be silly, V.
Everyone knows Elvis was frozen.



posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 12:10 PM
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a reply to: Aleister

You really think Trump's people would comment on this (as if they were actual employees of his in the 80's) because Trump himself won't be taking any calls. For really in depth journalism, someone should locate more black employees from the 80's and get their testimonials. I'm sure many of them still live and work in AC.



posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 12:12 PM
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a reply to: Swills

Neutral for now, Swills.

I always pegged Trump as old fashioned rather than racist...

But as you say, in the 80s it may very well have occurred.


I do agree with Aleister too, even if true we have no way to verify if it was at the behest of the Trump's.

S&F though.



posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 12:13 PM
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a reply to: Variable

Can't prove it? You have the name of the bus driver who worked for the Trump casino's in the 80's. When he told his story, he wasn't telling it to assassinate Trumps character, he was telling his story to the New Yorker about his experience working in Atlantic City. Feel free to read said article, it's in my second post.



posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 12:43 PM
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And I work at a very high tech company and I say the moon is made of green cheese........



posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 12:52 PM
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a reply to: Swills

It could be true, but it might not be.

How do we know the story is true?

I do not blindly accept testimony when people claim to have personally met god either.
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posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 01:24 PM
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a reply to: Swills
Idk, could be racism by the supervisors or people who work at those places in management positions. Could be racism all over. Maybe that's why Trump was/is racist: It was common in his circle.

My theory is "sheltered" middle to upper class people might deem anybody who's poor to be inferior. And since a lot of black communities might have been poor or thought of as poor, these people stereotyped ALL black people as poor.

I do think some wealthy people hate or do not like poor people or people who don't pull their weight. They hate white poor people equally.

The fact not every african american is poor and also they suffer from a history of segregation AND socioeconomic status impacts success in life should destroy the stereotype they're somehow inferior. Same for illegal immigrants. They're not all drug dealers and rapists like Trump alluded to a while back. Many of them came here legally but lost citizenship. Many work. The "illegals" are also filling jobs that most americans don't do. In fact, if I recall, 2nd and 3rd generation children of illegals work less than the original "illegals"? Crime statistics say it's not cut and dry. Crime varies, more based on region than on citizenship status. He forgets many of the white people in america are here because their grandparents were immigrants over a century ago and many of those white european immigrants could not speak english and were given a free pass.
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posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 01:27 PM
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a reply to: jonnywhite

Could be, but per the man's story they were told to go in the back only when the Trumps arrived. I'm sure the racism started from the top and worked its way down.

I would like to see some investigative journalist to continue looking into this man's story and interview other people who worked at the casinos in the 80s so we can hear more and learn if this is true or not.



posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 01:34 PM
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a reply to: Swills

Yeah but where did they hide the illegal immigrants?



posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 02:03 PM
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a reply to: Swills
I was inside the employee areas at Trumps Castle in the 1980's, I was working a job there that lasted several weeks. Ivana Trump was the person that managed that casino/hotel. It was 'hers' according to everyone I spoke to that worked there.
If you removed the employees that were not 'white', there would be hardly anyone left.
Before shift change, the livery vans would pull up to he employee entrance and discharge their loads of 12-15 people, consisting of mostly Hispanic and black people.
Ivana Trump was a hands on manager. She would inspect guest rooms after the maids had finished and was known to fire employees on the spot if she wasn't pleased with their work.


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posted on Sep, 7 2015 @ 02:41 PM
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originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

False testimony? This news comes from a man who still lives and works in Atlantic City and was there in the casino when he was told to get in the back rooms and out of sight of the Trumps. What does he have to gain by telling his story? What does he have to lose? Well, being the little guy, a bus driver, he can lose a lot but I can't think of anything he gain. I doubt he's writing a tell all book. He was just a bus driver who happened to talk to a reporter one day and told his tale.

Here's the New Yorker's story, which wasn't a hit piece against Trump.

The Death and Life of Atlantic City


He could also be someone with big bills and a weak conscious, and someone that a GOP plant could have offered some nice cash to do this against Trump. Anyone who would go live and tell a story like this would obviously not be Trumps friend, and probably doesn't like him at all, just like many on this site don't. And many here really hate and despise Trump right here. Would you tell a story like this if you were that guy working at that casino for say, 25,000? or 50K? and make it all up? I wouldn't do it for any amount even if I hated someone, but tons of people don't have a problem doing things like this. Maybe it was Ivana Trump who caused this, or it could be true too..

Edit: I happen to also know that the NSA, if they sense a threat to the status quo or to their current goals in this country, whatever they might be (and I doubt we know all of them), they would have an event like this staged and the right stool pigeon selected for a mission just like this, to preserve their mandates. They do so much worse than this quite often.
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