Donald Trump is threatening to sue The Washington Post after the newspaper published an article that concluded the Republican presidential front-runner repeatedly played down his “personal role” in the bankruptcy of one of his Atlantic City casinos.
The Taj Mahal, which opened in 1990, filed for bankruptcy a year later and Trump told The Post it was the result of external forces beyond his control — mainly a bad economy.
“I didn’t want to have any personal liability, so I used junk bonds. I accept the blame for that, but I would do it again,” he told the newspaper. “This was not personal. This was a corporate deal,” he said.
“If you write this one, I’m suing you.”
In the Post article, titled “Trump’s bad bet: How too much debt drove his biggest casino aground,” reporter Robert O’Harrow Jr. writes:
“The bad bet on the Taj Mahal continues to haunt Trump … During recent GOP debates, opponents and journalists have repeatedly asked why he should be trusted to manage the country after losing lenders hundreds of millions of dollars”…