Jim Whelan Trump ad

Former Atlantic City Mayor and current state Sen. Jim Whelan was featured in an anti-Donald Trump ad created by a pro-Hillary Clinton Super PAC.

Donald Trump's history in Atlantic City has resurfaced and state Sen. Jim Whelan plays a big role in it. 

Correct the Record, a pro-Hillary Clinton Super PAC, tweeted the video on Tuesday afternoon, which includes television clips of Trump talking about his time in Atlantic City and an interview with Whelan.

Correct the Record was founded in 2013 by David Brock and tracks negative news by Hillary Clinton. Earlier this year it announced a plan to spend $1 million to respond to negative Clinton comments online.

Whelan served as Atlantic City's mayor from 1990 to 2001.

In the ad Whelan talks about how the 90's were a good time for the city.

"It frankly was a good time to be a mayor of Atlantic City, we enjoyed a monopoly on the East Coast concerning casino gaming," Whelan said in the ad. "The reality of Atlantic City is we've always been an entertainment town, we've always been in part, a carnival town. So in some ways, Donald Trump fits in perfectly here. He is a carnival barker, he is a PT Barnum."

The ad then cuts to a Bloomberg TV clip of Trump talking about how he loved Atlantic City and that "many people said when I left is when it went bad."

"Frankly I wasn't sad to see Donald go," Whelan says in a voice-over as headlines of Trump's casino bankruptcies flash across the screen.

Whelan then criticizes Trump's characterization of his bankruptcies as him simply taking advantage of the country's bankruptcy laws.

"It's just not accurate to say it was all inside Wall Street stuff," Whelan says. "There were small contractors, construction firms, etc. that got hurt with his bankruptcies."'

"It really calls in to question the ethics, is this someone we want sitting in the White House," Whelan asks as the ad ends.

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