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Donald Trump Offers Cash DEAL for NYC Mosque

9/9/2010 6:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Donald Trump is single-handedly trying to put an end to the controversial NYC mosque slated to be built near Ground Zero ... and he's doing it by flexing his wallet.

Donald Trump Mosque

Trump has offered to pay the owners of the property the amount they purchased the property for ... plus an extra 25%.

As part of the deal, Trump is asking that the mosque be built at least 5 blocks from the WTC site.

Trump says he doesn't even think his offer is a good business deal, but he's doing it, "Because it will end a very serious, inflammatory, and highly divisive situation that is destined, in my opinion, to only get worse."

Of course, Donald's offer is all cash. No word yet on how the offer is being received by the property owner.

0909_tmzlive_small_v2UPDATE: Harvey called Trump during TMZ Live today to talk to him about the offer ... click the audio player to check it out.

UPDATE:  The lawyer for the investor in the real estate partnership that controls the site just said Trump's offer is "just a cheap attempt to get publicity and get in the limelight."  But it looks like the investor is pissed off at Donald's price, not the principle.

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46.

h    

Oh look Donald Trump proving that he is nothing but an ignorant, worthless, bigot with no morals. People need to take their heads out of their asses and realize there is nothing wrong with this mosque being built where they plan to build it. Everyone who is against this mosque, is an unAmerican bigot who needs to stop being so ignorant because they are making the whole country look bad.

1421 days ago
47.

Steve    

Lets remember he is dealing with Muslims, now if he were dealing with Jewish people they would take this deal in a second. lol I kid.

1421 days ago
48.

truth    

"WAY TO GO DONALD!!!! FINALLY SOMEONE STEPPED UP WITH THE MEANS TO GET THESE PEOPLE OUT OF THERE!
LEST WE NOT FORGET HOW MANY AMERICANS WE LOST ON 9/11 DUE TO THIS CERTAIN "GROUP"

What is wrong with you? Get these "people" out of there. You do realize 9/11 wasn't a Muslim attack, it was an attack by INDIVIDUALS. Its like if everyone in Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan all of a sudden hated every Christian because of George Bush. Most Muslims hated 9/11 as much as we did. This mosque has prayer section for Muslim, Christian, Jewish and other faiths also.

The Una-bomber was an atheist, should we have declared war on atheism following the attack?

1421 days ago
49.

kali    

Awesome idea Trump! Hopefully they accept it!

1421 days ago
50.

CDS    

Why should these Muslim slimeballs make money off the 911 tragedy? Trump should donate the money to fighting antisemitism and McMosque should go elsewhere.

1421 days ago
51.

His Prince Michael    

The House of David commends Mr. Donald Trump for
his exemplary act of Americanism. His proposed action,
on behalf of New York City and his fellow citizens of
the United States of America, is applauded and appreciated.

1421 days ago
52.

joe    

Trump is Mr. New York. HE understands and loves his town.
Good going Mr. Trump .. you 'get it'.
Hopefully he is successful with this. Many were offended at the thought of burning the quran...well guess what...MANY more were offended at the location of the Mosque.

1421 days ago
53.

KTD    

Americans are wimps letting Islam and Imams walk all over you.

1421 days ago
54.

I hate farts    

The Islamic Prophet Muhammad is in Hell, getting hosed by John Holmes.

1421 days ago
55.

Stacy    

Yay Donald !
May the Force be with you !

1421 days ago
56.

Oh boy    

So instead of Park Place he wants the developers to move it to Chambers? I think every New Yorker is cracking up about this one. Besides the fact that there's no space on this street, Chambers is still a five-minute walk from the WTC. He's gotta be appeasing the out-of-towners and tourists who do not know the area.

1421 days ago
57.

Louise    

I think Mr. Trump's motives are sincere and represents the citizens of New York and the feelings of this country. If let say, his motives are in-sincere and self serving, I STILL would support him in lieu of the mosque. Mr. Trump may be saavy business man, but his intentions are nothing more than that...the intent of the mosque is quite different!!!

1421 days ago
58.

Carolyn    

Thank you Donald! Just make sure the money does not go to terrorists.

1421 days ago
59.

mark    

a true american hero ... bravo

1421 days ago
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