Atlantic City, New Jersey –(ENEWSPF)–July 6, 2016. In Atlantic City, New Jersey, today, small businessman Marty Rosenberg joined Hillary Clinton to discuss his experience doing business with Donald Trump. A lifelong Atlantic City resident, Mr. Rosenberg’s family business, Atlantic Plate Glass, was one of many that bore the brunt of Donald Trump’s disastrous business dealings and bankruptcies in Atlantic City in the 1990s.
Atlantic Plate Glass, where Mr. Rosenberg then served as Vice President, was contracted to install floor-to-ceiling curtain walls of glass at the Trump Taj Mahal. As with many small businesses and contractors who worked on Trump’s casinos in Atlantic City, Atlantic Plate Glass was not paid in full for its work on the Taj Mahal – Trump eventually owed the company more than one million dollars.
In an effort to recoup his losses, Mr. Rosenberg joined forces with more than one hundred other stiffed contractors who were owed more than $70 million total from Trump. In the final settlement, Atlantic Plate Glass lost $450,000, and Mr. Rosenberg’s personal finances also took a hit due to his ownership stake in his family’s business.
Rosenberg’s remarks, as transcribed, are below:
“Good afternoon Atlantic City. My name is Marty Rosenberg and I have lived in AC my entire life. I am a proud graduate of Atlantic City High School and the University of Miami. Upon graduation from Miami I returned here to join my family’s glass and glazing business, Atlantic Plate and Window Glass, as part of the third generation of Rosenbergs to do so. I served for many years as Vice President, and I have a short story to tell you about that part of that time.
Over a quarter of a century ago– Over a quarter of a century ago, I was one of the contractors participating in building the Taj Mahal. It was this time that Donald Trump made a promise to me, my family, and to the people of Atlantic City. If you do a good job– if you do a good job, in a timely manner, you will be paid an agreed upon, agreement. This promise went unfulfilled. Trump’s actions caused great financial burdens to most of us. Some lost their businesses, some went through a bankruptcy, all suffered emotionally. All the while, Mr. Trump went about his extravagant lifestyle, never giving any of us a second thought. I am here today to help ensure that this sort of manipulation of people by Trump will not continue on a national stage.
Secretary Clinton offers us the value of her many years of experience as a public servant. She brings to the table eight years of the First Lady, eight years of a United States Senator, and four years as the Secretary of State. The only things that her opponent brings to the table are a self-aggrandizing, bigoted agenda, a questionable net worth, a failed university, and some self-branded steaks.
I stand here today, imploring you to understand the importance of electing a person to the presidency who is not only temperamentally fit, but superbly qualified to see our beloved country through the many real challenges we face in today’s world. I am both humbled and honored to present to you the next President of the United States, Hillary Clinton.”
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