Trump and Wynn Feud Coming to a TV Near You
A new series on Spike TV promises to air all the dirty laundry that casino moguls Steve Wynn and Donald Trump have accumulated over the years in their ongoing feud.
The limited event series on Spike TV will be called "Mean and Nasty" and promises exactly that, as Wynn and Trump have been notorious for some of their public spats and potshots they've taken at one another over the years.
Things have quieted down a bit recently in the Wynn-Trump feud -- Trump was even a guest at Wynn's wedding in 2011 -- but the two were bitter rivals in the early days of bringing casinos to Atlantic City when they battled for control of what at the time was a lucrative gambling market.
Trump styled himself as the casino king of AC and didn't take kindly to Wynn invading his space when Wynn sunk billions into what would eventually becoming the Borgata. They battled it out in the courts as Trump filed numerous lawsuits to try to block Wynn's development efforts, including an antitrust suit and other allegations.
But the battle was far more personal outside of the courtroom, with each lobbing verbal assaults at each other. Trump went on record calling Wynn a "disturbed person" while Wynn fired back that he considered the Donald to be a "second-string adolescent" and a "cartoon".
The low point (or high point, depending on how much you enjoy celebrity drama) came when Trump and Marla Maples (who he'd later marry but at the time was his girlfriend) had a spat and Maples took off for Vegas, where Wynn was more than happy to rub it in his rivals face by welcoming Maples to stay at the Mirage in a high-roller suite.
The Atlantic City market has struggled mightily in recent years as gamblers migrated to new casinos in neighboring states such as Pennsylvania -- one possible reason that Wynn and Trump managed to mend some fences as reality sank in that they were no longer potentially feuding over billions of dollars in potential profits.
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