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.
Atlantic City to auction spot to push demolish button on Trump casino https://t.co/VM3vqbIBq0— HuffPost UK (@HuffPost UK) 1608199034.0
The structure, which has already been partially dismantled will be dynamited on January 29.
"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.
In case anyone is considering a stocking stuffer for me https://t.co/Jl9zxYLXrQ— Adam "Adrian Sandler" Sessler (@Adam "Adrian Sandler" Sessler) 1608225074.0
Brilliant. They’ll make more money than the casino ever did! https://t.co/nSlvToCrmI— Jerryt_philly (@Jerryt_philly) 1608169209.0
January 20th would be a nice day for a demolition. https://t.co/aM2pCwbFk2— Mia Michaels (@Mia Michaels) 1608179903.0
Now that's a moneymaker! https://t.co/1qCqXqq6UF— The End Justifies the Memes (@The End Justifies the Memes) 1608231461.0
AMESOME! Sign up now and win a chance to help implode Trump casino in Atlantic City. 👏👏👏 👇👌🤣🤣🤣🤩💙💙💙💙💙💙 Atlantic Ci… https://t.co/giZCxKIDkD— Where's Frank ??? (@Where's Frank ???) 1608239532.0
📣 @HillaryClinton https://t.co/XdsdNsH5da https://t.co/hbdYkQr83c— andrés ornelas (@andrés ornelas) 1608226914.0
Hey @realDonaldTrump everything you’ve done in your life will implode soon. Here’s the first thing. https://t.co/uAsypKYDGm— Healthcare 🇺🇸Voter 🌊 (@Healthcare 🇺🇸Voter 🌊) 1608224004.0
This is fantastic 👏👏 https://t.co/WYVZHUk5WL— kim 😷💉💉😷 (@kim 😷💉💉😷) 1608222062.0
The oceanfront site is currently owned by billionaire Carl Icahn. Mayor Small is eager to develop it into something lucrative for the city.
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