Donald Trump is clearly a big believer in getting his name in the media, on a label or on the side of a building, even if he gets tons of criticism in the process. So it’s kind of unbelievable that we’ve actually stumbled on something that even he doesn’t want to attach himself to.
Trump has filed a lawsuit to get his name off of the Trump Taj Mahal and the Trump Plaza, two Atlantic City hotel/casinos that he built back in the 80s and 90s. In 2009, he got rid of his stake in the companies and licensed the use of his name to Trump Entertainment Resorts. Now his lawsuit says the casinos have fallen into an “utter state of disrepair” and he doesn’t want them to bear his name any longer.
Trump will go on and on in the most idiotic ways to get his name on a reporter’s lips, but he still has a sense of the importance of the perception of quality. Even if his words are rubbish, he knows that the goods have to have a little substance behind them if he’s going to be given the license to prattle on endlessly.