While some would disagree calling it a “strip club” judging by the reviews of disappointed bachelors on Yelp, an “adult entertainment venue” exists in Donald Trump’s Taj Mahal in Atlantic City.
The venue owned by Robert Gans is called “Scores” and features all of the accouterments of most strip clubs (bars, poles and dollar bills) but without the overt nudity. Zoning laws prohibit nude entertainment within a hotel.
Nonetheless, social conservatives are attempting to turn this into Trump’s “Strippergate.”
One social conservative leader led the way to make it an issue by writing:
If you voted against casino or “river boat” gambling in your state, if you don’t want strip clubs and “adult entertainment” in your community, and you oppose government-franchised slot machines and “adult industries,” why would you want a president who has made billions from these exploitive and ungodly industries?
And Trump’s role in glamorizing the vulgarity and exploitation of women goes way beyond his often vile public feuds with other entertainers, like Rosie O’Donnell and Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, and would no doubt prove to be politically devastating in an attack ad.
You see, Trump’s history of being a leader in glamorizing vulgarity isn’t ancient history or a business venture of his youth that he abandoned once he made his money.
In 2013, that’s just two years ago, Trump’s Taj Mahal casino in New Jersey was the first in the country to include a strip club, complete with “modified lap dancing” and a “male revue” for women.
The writer went on to contrast Trump against Washington, Lincoln and Reagan who were “godly men, thoroughly grounded in the Judeo-Christian ethical, moral and intellectual tradition.”
Fair game or a tactic of distraction?