Author, Harper Lee, Not a Fan of Trump’s Taj Mahal Atlantic City Casino

The late Harper Lee, a respected author who brought the world ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ in 1960, was not a fan of Donald Trump's Taj Mahal Casino Atlantic City having referred to it "The worst punishment God can devise for this sinner is to make her spirit reside eternally at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City".

The recent discovery of a letter written to her friend, Doris Leapard, in 1990 reveals her disdain for the casino and if you’ve experienced the shabby conditions you may have agreed. The comment was among a series of 29 letters written by her own hand, each of which will be up for auction this week.

The Taj had been open for a matter of months but apparently Lee had seen enough.

Up for auction in separate lots, the bidding will start at $750 each of her letters but the one referencing Trump's Taj Mahal is already sparked a bidding war, likely because he’s vying for the presidency in the US.

The auctioneer Nate D. Sanders Auctions, represented by Samuel Heller, provided CNBC with the following comment, "These letters offer fascinating insight into Harper Lee's life (and) her correspondence with her friends since she was notoriously known as a private person.”

"The auction house is already thrilled with the reception the letters have received. Harper Lee letters are highly coveted by collectors especially after the release of her new book and her passing last month.”

Harper Lee passed away in February 2016 in her home state of Alabama. The world would have been interested to read her poetic thoughts on Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign. We already know what she thought of his casino, hell on earth.

The original article is available at CNBC.com.
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    thats such bull someone writes about the casino in 1990 get with it people who cares what she dislikes cannot please everybody all the time and just to let you know i have stayed there and loved it won some money with hubby and had even more fun in A.C. thanks rose
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    I agree totally with Harper Lee, why I would not want to be anywhere in New Jersey for any amount of time. Governor Chris Christie has been known to close the bribes, oops, I mean bridges, that lead into and out of New Jersey. .
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    how long ago did he get out of that casino ?
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    I do have a comment to make here. I am leery of Trump's way, though I acknowledge that he isn't in the dark, and I somewhat secretly admire the fact that he plunges ahead without need for validation of any kind, because he is committed to the wisdom (...? ...not sure what to call it) that may truly be behind the circumstances that concern the United States at this time in history. However, to make a call on a business -- especially a casino, based on an opinion, which may have been perfectly valid at the time -- made in 1990...yikes, almost no one would or could ever stand up to standards that stretch out to that extent. Can't wait to see, and play at, any and every casino I can see, if ever my 'ship comes in' and I can get over to 'em. Cheers.

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