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Fri Jun 14, 2019, 07:04 PM

Donald J. Trump State Park(s) N.Y. has a story exactly like you'd expect

As with most Bloomberg reports very well researched and all aspects covered.


A Failed Trump Golf Course Turned Into a Dilapidated New York State Park

Trump boasted undeveloped land worth five times assessed value
New York stopped maintaining marshy, overgrown forest in 2010



When Donald Trump bought 436 acres in upstate New York two decades ago, he envisioned adding two new championship golf courses to his collection.

But local leaders nixed the golf-course plans and his subsequent efforts to sell it to a homebuilding company faltered. So he gave it away.

"This is my way of trying to give back," he said at the time.

Like most deals involving Trump, there was more to it than goodwill. He was unloading what experts say was useless land, but not before working local officials to see if they could reappraise it at more than five times the assessed value, according to documents seen by Bloomberg and interviews with people involved -- and using a grossly inflated figure on later presidential campaign documents to show, falsely, the depth of his philanthropy.

Despite the purchase price of $2.75 million, and a county assessment of $5.5 million at the time of the donation, Trumpís 2016 campaign said in a list of charitable donations published by The Washington Post that the land was worth $26.1 million.





https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-14/failed-trump-golf-course-turned-into-dilapidated-n-y-state-park

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Reply Donald J. Trump State Park(s) N.Y. has a story exactly like you'd expect (Original post)
underpants Jun 14 OP
gratuitous Jun 14 #1
underpants Jun 14 #3
CatWoman Jun 14 #9
TwilightZone Jun 14 #10
walkingman Jun 14 #2
underpants Jun 14 #4
Dennis Donovan Jun 14 #5
underpants Jun 14 #7
mr_lebowski Jun 14 #8
Blue Owl Jun 14 #11
Miigwech Jun 14 #6

Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 07:08 PM

1. Hand-written asterisks?

No pride of authorship.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 07:10 PM

3. Good catch

I can totally see him being a dick about it too.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 07:48 PM

10. Maybe he only had one piece of paper...

and couldn't reprint it.

Joking, of course. It is rather amateurish. No surprise there.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 07:10 PM

2. I can't believe anyone would name a park of any kind for Trump - one of the most

corrupt and anti=environment person on the planet.

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Response to walkingman (Reply #2)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 07:14 PM

4. A bad idea crushed by responsible local officials


Another part I couldn't post in the OP

Tim Miller, an environmental consultant who worked on the plans, said Trump made no improvements to the land, so the value likely stayed the same. ďWhat he paid was its value, thatís what I would expect,Ē he said.


Miller added that he billed the Trump Organization a seven-figure sum for his work on the land as well as his work on Trump National Golf Club Westchester in Briarcliff Manor, New York. Trumpís company paid him all but $140,000, and after fighting for several months to get the balance, Miller said he finally accepted Trumpís personal offer of a discounted membership at the Briarcliff Manor club in lieu of payment.

"It was either accept it or go to court," Miller said.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 07:14 PM

5. So, he overpays what the swamp was worth, but can't unload it because, hey, it's a swamp...

...so he "gifts" it to the state, even THEY don't want or need a swamp, but they just want this asshole out of their office so they throw up their hands and yell, "WHATEVER!" But, before he leaves, he tries to bribe them to inflate the assessment so he gets a bigger writeoff. They won't, so he goes ahead and lies about the inflated price anyway?

Do I have the right?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 07:19 PM

7. You nailed it

See my post above from the article about how Trump SURPRISE shafted a vendor he owed money to.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 07:32 PM

8. Not sure that we know he actually took a write-off like on taxes ...

Just that he lied about it on his Campaign Docs listing how much money he'd given to charity.

If he DID take a write-off of $26M on land arguably worth 2.5M, that oughta show up in the NY state tax forms, one would think.

Dems oughta rethink their not accepting them from the state ... for the year that the land donation was made.

Here's more ...
https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow/watch/donald-j-trump-state-park--not-exactly.-486748227809

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 11:39 PM

11. Swamp Womp...

n/t

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Fri Jun 14, 2019, 07:15 PM

6. More crazy, cre, cre from trump

Take your dog there to take a dump!

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