The (Pop-Up) Anti-Trump Museum of Atlantic City

25 minutes

Donald J. Trump has been active in business and media for fifty years, but his scandal-ridden presidency has overshadowed most of his history. Levi Fox's Pop-Up Atlantic City Trump Museum is an attempt to remedy this oversight for one specific chapter of the Trump story: his four Atlantic City casinos and the impact their short tenures and bankruptcies had on the gambling capitol of the East Coast. Together, we unpack the Trump-branded duffel bags he uses to store his collection of Trump casino-branded memorabilia while he explains why these bobbleheads, keychains, and other miscellania are worth hauling to the boardwalk every Sunday. 

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The Trump Museum Project (Website)

"Donald Trump Gripes About the Press During 1990 Opening of Atlantic City Casino" (YouTube video)

"Hillary Clinton: Donald Trump exploited workers" (Youtube video of Clinton's Atlantic City rally, 2016)

"Battle of the Billionaires" at WrestleMania 23 (YouTube video, 2007)

"How Donald Trump Bankrupted His Atlantic City Casinos, but Still Earned Millions" (New York Times article, 2016)

"Trump’s Casinos Couldn’t Make Atlantic City Great Again" (Wired article, 2019)

"In Atlantic City, Where Trump Built and Destroyed a Casino Empire, One Man Has Created an Odd Museum to the President’s Past" (artnews article, 2018) 

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