Saving Donald Trump $25M Not Enough To ‘Win’ His Veepstakes

Sorry Chris Christie, but thanks for the break on those taxes!
Luigi Novi [CC BY 3.0 or CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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Hell, it’s not even enough to get him to stop making fun of your portly frame.

By the time Chris Christie became governor of New Jersey, the state’s auditors and lawyers had been battling for several years to collect long-overdue taxes owed by the casinos founded by his friend Donald J. Trump….

But the year after Governor Christie, a Republican, took office, the tone of the litigation shifted. The state entertained settlement offers. And in December 2011, after six years in court, the state agreed to accept just $5 million, roughly 17 cents on the dollar of what auditors said the casinos owed.

Trump Casinos’ Tax Debt Was $30 Million. The Christie Took Office. [NYT]