Shortly after Donald Trump, a wispy corn husk wrapped around several stacks of sequential hundreds, announced his run for president in June, he suggested his nominee for Secretary of the Treasury would be billionaire businessman Carl Icahn. Icahn initially said he wasn’t interested, but after seeing Trump at last night’s GOP debate, has apparently changed his mind.
1/3 After last night’s debate I decided to accept @realDonaldTrump offer for Secretary of Treasury.August 7, 2015
Nice of Trump to nominate his fellow billionaire. Probably doesn’t have anything to do with Icahn’s recent acquisition of the bankrupt Trump Taj Mahal Casino in exchange for $292 million in Trump Entertainment Resorts debt.
Casino workers marched against Icahn in May after he terminated their union contract as part of the Taj Mahal bankruptcy settlement, effectively cutting benefits for 1,000 employees. Icahn responded by blaming the union for the downfall of the casino business in Atlantic City, and claiming that ending health benefits was the only way to save the Taj.
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