Trump the chump
Ok, so Donald Trump is rather displeased that a Mexican director was chosen by a U.S. film industry society to receive that statuette of Indio Fernandez rather than Clint Eastwood. Leading to the usual Trump-eting of all things Trumpy. Including this:
The only Mexican lawsuit I can find that Trump “won” was against his partners in the never completed Trump Ocean Resort Baja … a planned condominium development in Punta Bandara, Tijuana… in which (mostly US) investors claimed they lost 32 million dollars and Trump (who further claimed he was only a “spokesman” for the development… even though he and his daughter both made public claims that they were the developers), claiming he lost 40 million dollars, also sued the developer. The developer, for their part, went into bankruptcy.
Mexican and California courts both heard suits, the Mexican settlement favoring small investors, as did the U.S. settlement. In the U.S., the developer came up with 7.25 million dollars — not nearly enough to cover the losses to small investors, let alone Trump. If he can’t collect, it has nothing to do with Mexican “corruption”, unless he means whoever signed off on this project in the first place.
As it is, Trump should be liable for the environmental cleanup and restoration of the land … and removal of that ugly sign that still disgraces the landscape.
El Universal 13 March 2009 (“Trump Oceans Resorts Baja México defrauda 200 personas“)
Cracked.com 24 July 2011 (“10 Stories About Donald Trump You Won’t Believe Are True“)