New Delhi: US President Donald Trump will be visiting Agra’s Taj Mahal — the seventh wonder of the world — during his maiden official visit to India. But there was a time when Donald Trump too owned a Taj Mahal which he used to call the eighth wonder of the world. Also Read - Three-tier Security in Place at Hotel For US President Donald Trump's Visit
It was a casino in Atlantic City built at 120,000 square-feet area with 3,008 slot machines and 167 gaming tables. In 2016, the casino closed its doors and was sold for four cents on the dollar. In 2018, it was revived as Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City, but it never completely overcame the hurdles it went through since the beginning. Also Read - Donald Trump's 'The Beast' Has Already Arrived in Agra | All You Need to Know
The Taj was included in bankruptcy filings in 2004 and 2009. In 2004, Trump gave up his CEO title.
Coming back to the Taj Mahal which is going through a quick makeover ahead of the presidential visit, it will remain closed for tourists from 12 noon onwards on February 24. According to reports, a battery-powered bus is being prepared to ferry the Trumps inside the premises of the Taj. The Taj Trapezium Authority (TTA) has banned petrol and diesel-powered vehicles within a radius of 500 metres of the monument. The administration is also restricting vehicles owned by locals and residents, living within 500 metres of the Taj.