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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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76.

ylg    

Thank you Mr. Trump, but they won't sell it. They want to spit in our faces, or they would have changed locations when these feelings first came up.

1451 days ago
77.

Tony    

THANK YOU DONALD!!!!! ANd Harvey this country was founded on FREEDOM OF SPEECH! We let the KKK have a rally, is it right? no morally wrong but it is what we are about.

1451 days ago
78.

Vogue    

Tell me how many Muslim countries can you build a Christian Church in without getting your throat cut. They have a double standard of hate and tolerance.

1451 days ago
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Vogue    

Great! Donald finally has my admiration. The mosque is a slap in the face of every cruel, feiry brutal death that area experienced. Haunted forever. May they all rest in peace. May they be protected with Grace from the religion that buried them.

1451 days ago
80.

chris     

Way to GO! New York City should REFUSE to allow the mosque to be built so close to Ground Zero.

These savages who want to build the mosque are going to use it to start a Holy War on US soil. I find it ironic that we as a nation are allowing this and we're being pretty darn supportive.

Why dont we go to Afghanistan and Pakistan and build CHURCHES? Oh wait, we're not allowed to do so as it's disrespectful the the Islamic religion.

The middle east is the root of all evil. They burn the US Flag, torture and kill our soldiers who are there to help establish democracy.....but we as US Citizens have to accept their invasion of us?

I say the US and all other nations should pull our troops out and let those savages kill each other - they dont matter anyway.

It's sad to say that I've become ashamed of being American

1451 days ago
81.

Mel    

The Donald...lol so funny last night at the US Tennis open Wozinaki said the Trump was there because he called and asked to sit in her box lol he looked shocked, haha too funny

1451 days ago
82.

Tony    

It is so sad that a religion can not practice where and when they want to. Does this mean that if a Christian does something bad that a Christian church can not be built???? I do not understand......

Posted at 4:12 PM on Sep 9, 2010 by sharonlynnmc1
Does something "bad" are you serious? Flying FOUR jumbo jets into building and killing couple thousand people is a little more then bad. Go sit in the corner dumbasss

1451 days ago
83.

Rostand    

Kinda sad when The Donald becomes the voice of reason in our country, isn't it?

1451 days ago
84.

karl anglin    

Thank you Mr. Donald Trump
for your efforts to put an
end to the Ground Zero mosque
controversy.

1451 days ago
85.

Lacey    

Heck, If the price is right Donald Trump can buy my religious freedom!!

1451 days ago
86.

Quinn    

It is not ignorant to want (as someone who lost a loved on in the Twin Towers) the new intended mosque to move away from ground zero. There are already 3 mosques in Manhattan. Manhattan is approximately 13 miles long and for them to move to be sensitive to not only the people of NY but the families of lost loved ones is not a big deal. Unless the people building the mosque just want to give us all the proverbial F. U. . This is just disgusting. Build a mosque. Just not on my brothers burial site. Not when the site of the 9/11 attack was done in the name of Islam. Go down the road.

1451 days ago
87.

bring back recent posts    

I made spaghetti for dinner and served with a bolognese sauce and parmesan cheese, just thought I would break the board up for a second..hehehe

1451 days ago
88.

KTD    

To TNH: The Oklahoma bomber was a Muslim. That's something the mainstream media doesn't tell you.

1451 days ago
89.

ZB    

They are upset he didn't offer them more?!?!?...seriously...this is out of control...the man knows his community center is causing and going to cause even more problems...there will be hate crimes left and right...for the safely of the people who come to that center....MOVE IT

1451 days ago
90.

Bubba    

It seems Muslims get to do whatever the F they want to do. Appeacers be damned! Wake up and learn from history! Giving to one demand only leads to another.

Freedom of speach does not mean you can yell fire in a crowded movie theater. Building a mosque at ground zero is just as bad IMO.

1451 days ago
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