I Was A Trump Taj Mahal Cocktail Waitress — Here’s Why He Shouldn’t Be President



Editor’s note: The Trump Taj Mahal closed its doors once and for all on Monday morning, leaving nearly 3,000 employees permanently out of work, including Valerie McMorris. She worked as a cocktail waitress at the Atlantic City casino for 26 years, and is a Unite Here Local 54 union leader. She shared her story exclusively with Refinery29. The views expressed here are her own. The smell of expensive perfume and hairspray was intoxicating. Women in 5-inch heels and full-length furs surrounded me. It was 1989, Atlantic City was booming, and I was standing in a long line at the Trump World’s Fair, one of Trump’s lesser-known casino acquisitions. I had come with one goal: to score a highly coveted …



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