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Donald Trump Sues Over Failed Transplant

12/21/2008 12:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Donald Trump claims he's the victim of ficus discrimination.

Trump has filed a $100 million lawsuit against Rancho Palos Verdes -- the small town where he built a golf course six years ago -- claiming the city has thwarted his effort to maintain the "Trump image" in building a golf course.

Trump is particularly pissed that he's been blocked from building a clubhouse terrace and a row of 12-foot ficus trees to block what he thinks are unsightly houses -- the last thing his putters want to see.

The suit asks for 5 times the annual budget of Rancho P.V. -- where residents are already at war with D.T., characterizing him as a bully.

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Cara    

Oh this arrogant moron needs to get a life!!! His definition of an "unsightly house" must mean a house valued beneath 1 million.....I wonder how he treats the "ordinary Joe" off cameras.....I was NEVER a fan of his anyway.

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John    

That last paragraph doesn't make sense.

2077 days ago
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superman    

Shouldn't he be in bankruptcy soon?

2077 days ago
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d to the izzle    

Nothing a convenient California brush fire wouldn't take care of.....Donald is a piece of dogs#)t!!!!

2077 days ago
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rareblacpearl    

So, you stike again, satan, i mean Trump!
Hey Trump, leave the people of East Chicago , Indiana alone, stop trying to steal their home,s churches and land, just to build. JERK! You have a lot of nerve going into communities that are poverty stricken, claiming to care and want to make changes when all you really do is add to the problem at hand, building eye appealing casinos,in nearly dissolute neighborhoods, is not the solution. Yes you have provided jobs, but...when over 60 percent of the communities turns right back around and spends 75 percent of their earnings on your addiction. It doesn't even out.

Go away and leave these communities alone. How dare you tell others their homes aren't good enough, for your placements, without giving them help to fix it up. You make me sick. WHITE DEVIL! You will rip what you sow.

2077 days ago
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sm    

Not Trees!!! Not in our town!!

Would you like to live in a place that allows trees on the local golf course!?!?! I didn't think so.

2077 days ago
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criss    

Nobody cares!

2077 days ago
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jlove    

I live in PV and can tell you his golf course is absolutely stunning..like something out of the movies, but it's a total farce. He is a total bully, only allowing certain "types" to work there. His prices are so astronomical to play that I took it upon myself to sneak onto the course and enjoy the stunning view while smoking a big fat doobie. F U trump. PV was better off w/o you.

2077 days ago
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SudiniUp    

I do not understand why an intelligent business man that takes pride in his diplomatic negotiating skills has no other choice but to sue my city for millions of dollars.

2077 days ago
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JESS600    

Trump is an idiot. I am from RPV and no one wanted his ugly golf course, which he built on our hiking trails. We fought him for years before he broke ground, and now that he has built the filthy thing he wants to sue??? He is suing because he wants his investment back from the absolute failure that he built. He already built five houses and priced them at $10 million a pop. They sat on the market for 2 years, so he dropped them to $5 million and they still have not sold. For $5 million in PV, you can get a half acre flat on an ocean bluff. Why would you buy Trump’s tacky dumps on 10,000 sq ft lots with a PUBLIC golf course?

LA builders have so much EGO!

RPV is NOT keeping Trump from maintaining the “Trump Image”. Trump is keeping Trump from maintaining the “Trump Image”. His restaurant on the golf course has mold on the walls and 12-year-old waiters. Not very classy, if you ask me.

The “Apprentice” is entertaining and seems to be successful, so maybe Trump should stick to reality TV. Trump failed in Atlantic City, he failed in Vegas, and now he has absolutely FLOPPED in Rancho Palos Verdes.

2077 days ago
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em    

Most counties in California have ordinances for fences no higher than six feet. Maybe he thinks he's being clever by getting around that with his trees, but suing a city ub a satate so far in the red because they won't allow His Nibs to break city ordinances does qualify as being a bully.

2077 days ago
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gogop    

Trump is the best thing that ever happened to Rancho PV. People running the city are a bunch of narrow minded fuddy duddys.

2077 days ago
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2% MILK    

IT IS GOLF CLUB HE CAN CHARGE WHAT EVER THE HELL HE WANTS. HE CAN ALSO HIRE ANY PERSON HE WANTS HE WANTS HE OWNS THE DAM THING.....................................PEOPLE WITH MONEY WILL ALWAYS BE HATED BY PEOPLE WHO DONT.

2076 days ago
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Bubblebunny    

Trump has a rather rude and greedy aspect to his arrogant personality. Is that what is bothering you guys ? I mean, is THAT all ? He really has NO class. How can women $tand him ?? I would hate to do biz with the likes of him !

2076 days ago
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Sandy Williams    

The Dump Truck is calling the people bullies I suggest he look In the mirror. He is always sueing someone. Doesn't he have anything better to do then sue people every ten minutes That goes to show you all that money doesn't make you happy. He is one miserable man

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