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Trump the chump

24 February 2015

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:

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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.

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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“)

Los Angeles Times, 03 October 2012 (“Donald Trump objects to settlement reached over Tijuana project“)
El Candigato Morris (Facebook), Donald Trump (twitter).
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3 Comments leave one →
  1. mexicomystic permalink
    24 February 2015 11:34 pm

    If he got bilked I would definitely call that Karma at work !!! Ha Ha Ha!! The Poor 1%, excuse me as I cry in my beer for them.

  2. mikel miller permalink
    25 February 2015 7:01 am

    Hi Richard – Kudos on the nice piece hitting Trump in the kneecaps. My revised eBook “I Love Baja!” has a piece about that Trump scam in Playas de Tijuana, but I never knew it was called Punta Bandara. Whatever the name, all traces of the project, including the splashy billboard from 2007, were missing when I went to check on it last October. Keep writing! Best regards.   mikel.miller09@yahoo.com LinkedIn: mikel-miller/39/587/544/ Amazon: Mikel-K-Miller Facebook: EgretBooks Twitter: @EgretBooks About.Me: mikel.miller MX cell: 52-33-3676-5897 USA VOIP: 619-400-6327 CallSend SMSAdd to SkypeYou’ll need Skype CreditFree via Skype From: The Mex Files To: mikel.miller09@yahoo.com Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 11:14 PM Subject: [New post] Trump the chump #yiv9623151223 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv9623151223 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv9623151223 a.yiv9623151223primaryactionlink:link, #yiv9623151223 a.yiv9623151223primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv9623151223 a.yiv9623151223primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv9623151223 a.yiv9623151223primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv9623151223 WordPress.com | richmx2 posted: “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 Indo Fernandez rather than Clint Eastwood.  Leading to the usual Trump-eting of all things Trumpy.  Including this:” | |

  3. roberb7 permalink
    25 February 2015 9:40 am

    Lawrence O’Donnell occasionally goes after Trump on MSNBC, pointing out that his claims of wealth are greatly exaggerated, because just about everything he “owns” is heavily leveraged.

    I say that it takes a great deal of talent to lose money on a gambling casino, and yet, Trump’s casinos lose money.

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