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Trump -- Hero to Heyyyyyy-O

8/14/2008 9:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

With all the money he's saved from firing people, Donald Trump may be bailing out Ed McMahon.

Trump has agreed to buy Ed's Bev Hills mansion, which McMahon is about to lose, and lease it back to him so Ed has a place to stay -- according to the L.A. Times.

We've confirmed Alex Davis of Hilton & Hyland, a top Bev Hills real estate firm, flew to NYC and made the appeal to The Donald.

According to the newspaper, Trump said, "When I was at the Wharton School of Business...I'd watch him every night. How could this happen?"

Unclear how much Donald will plunk down. The house was listed a while back for $7 mil but the asking price fell like a rock -- this weekend it was listed for $4.6 mil.

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Twinker    

Three Cheers to Donald Trump. Somewhere under all that hair is a very nice man who knows a very good real estate deal too. Ed is a true American treasure.

2238 days ago
17.

ugh    

It's actually pretty effed up that Ed gets bailed out like that. Just because he was famous. Makes me want to hurl. What about all the other non-famous needy men, women and children in America? (And beyond our borders)

2238 days ago
18.

Barb    

I agree wth # 3

2238 days ago
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Christine    

I think this is the nicest thing anyone has ever seen Donald do. Good for him.

2238 days ago
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sip    

obviously #11 does not know how a reverse mortgage works. yeah eddie could get the money now, but the house goes to the bank and not the kids. duh. but he probably wouldn't qualify - there's probably not much equity in the house.

2238 days ago
21.

???????    

SHOOTING TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE!!!!

GOOD BUSINESS MOVE + PUBLICITY =TRUMP!!!!

2238 days ago
22.

me bitchin    

Thank you Mr. Trump, if this is true, you are one who really cares.
GodBless.

2238 days ago
23.

Dick Pudenda    

I SUPPOSE THIS MEANS DONALD WON'T BE BUYING A DECENT RUG TO REPLACE THAT RAT EATEN PIECE OF DRECK HE KEEP ON TOPE OF HIS EGOTISTICAL HEAS. TOO BAD

2238 days ago
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wasted days and wasted nights    

And now, heeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr's Donny!

2238 days ago
25.

northern gypsy    

having a frail dad myself...i'm of the belief...the she-bitch needs to be shown the door...why aren't his kids...steppin up?...sad...really sad...it take's the donald to bail him out...

2238 days ago
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Wendy    

Yeah, I cannot stand The Donald, but I actually think this is rather sincere. If he was looking to find a foreclosed property to buy just for a business deal, that would be easy. Yes, this gives him great publicity, but what a wonderful thing to do for someone like McMahon who really is a part of TV history.

2238 days ago
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rocky    

Poor Ed has not been able to work in years due to health reasons including a broken neck. Would you make any money to pay your mortgage if you were in this situation?

2238 days ago
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Harvey's Mom    

Trump is a REAL GOOD GUY! Anyone saying he is doing this for self-promotion just doesn't know the facts.

I know for a fact that Trump helps out a lot of people who aren't famous like Ed McMahon, and he never seeks publicity.

A friend of mine in NJ has a buddy whose Dad on one cold snowy Jersey day pulled over to help change the tire on a limo which had a flat tire.

When he was done fixing the flat tire, out from the back of the limo comes, none other than Mr. Trump.

He asks my friend's Dad what he could do to thank him and he asked him to send some flowers to his wife at their home because she was a fan of his.

Well, Trump sent a ton of flowers, but a few weeks later, he gets a letter in the mail from the bank saying his mortgage had been paid off....Guess who paid it?

Absolutely true story! 110%

That's the type of stuff that doesn't get reported....Trump may be brash and come off as a glory hound, but he really is a good guy that cares about the average man. It's no wonder that he is stepping up and helping ED MCMAHON OUT while people like Jay Leno and others in Hollywood who have a gazillion dollars and could help out ED just sit there while he is about to be sent sitting in the street. Ed is an old man who was taken advantage of by his wife....It's sad and pathetic but at least he is getting helped out.

2238 days ago
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sunny    

He needs to also put that wife of his into forclosure! Why do you think this happened? She's been maxing out their cards and taking out loans. He should have known his wife is a money grubbing whore. Why else would a younger woman marry an older man? He should have seen this coming a long time ago.

2238 days ago
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Shannon    

First of all, can't Donald Trump "lend" him the money so he can still own his own home? For God's sake, he's got enough to do that. I agree with the "self promotion" mentioned above. Can't people just do nice things for others in secret? If I had that kind of money, I sure would. That's when it means the most.

2238 days ago
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