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You Can Now Win A Chance To Push The Button To Blow Up Trump's Atlantic City Casino For Charity

You Can Now Win A Chance To Push The Button To Blow Up Trump's Atlantic City Casino For Charity
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Are you an avid charitable giver with a profound distaste for Donald Trump? Have you ever wished you could combine these two interests?

Well it's your lucky day.

Atlantic City, New Jersey has an opportunity for you to help out the struggling youth of America while also laying waste to one of the President's most prized and hubristic monuments to his ego.

The city is set to demolish the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino.

It's auctioning off the privilege of pushing the button on the implosion. Proceeds go to The Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City.

The structure, which has already been partially dismantled will be dynamited on January 29.

The charity hired a professional auction company to solicit bids through January 19. Mayor Marty Small hopes the auction to deal the structure its final blow will raise at least $1 million for the Boys and Girls Club.
The charity provides recreation, education and career-training programs for teens and children in the Atlantic City area.
While Mayor Marty Small conceded that Trump Plaza has been an iconic part of the city's past, he also revealed Trump himself has been less than gracious since its closing in 2014.
As he told HuffPost:
"Some of Atlantic City's iconic moments happened there, but on his way out, Donald Trump openly mocked Atlantic City, saying he made a lot of money and then got out. I wanted to use the demolition of this place to raise money for charity.

Trump built the facility in 1984 on what was considered prime real estate at the time.

Throughout the remainder of the 80s, Trump Plaza was something of an Atlantic City hot spot and a well known venue for high-profile boxing matches. But it went into precipitous financial decline when Trump built its competition, Trump Taj Mahal, in 1990.

A series of bankuptcies ensued and it closed in 2014. Trump Taj Mahal followed it in 2016.

So, whoever wins the auction will deal the death blow to a somewhat storied history—or a high-profile failure, depending on your view.

Either way, on Twitter, people greeted the news with a certain schadenfreude-laced glee.

The oceanfront site is currently owned by billionaire Carl Icahn. Mayor Small is eager to develop it into something lucrative for the city.