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Donald Trump

Luxury Condo Triggers

Florida Beach War

3/29/2012 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0329_trump_beach_chair_wars_bnHomeowners in Hollywood Beach, Florida are at war over Trump Hollywood -- a luxury condo -- because the proud owners of the condo are claiming dibs on the area of the public beach in front of their building.

The Sun Sentinel got a picture of empty lounge chairs on the sand -- chairs set up by Trump Hollywood condo to lay claim to the prize territory.  But it isn't sitting well with The Wave -- a significantly less luxurious building of condos -- because the owners and renters in that building feel they're being big-footed by their ritzy neighbors.

0329_trump_CONDOThe folks who live in The Wave are staging a daily 60s version of a sit-in -- putting their lounge chairs next to the Trump Hollywood chairs.  The Wave people feel like the Trump owners are trying to convert a public beach into their own private playground.

It's become so nasty security has been placed near the Trump chairs -- and the hilarious part is that the security people are wearing fancy suits.  Even lifeguards have been called in to keep the peace when the name calling gets ominous.

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dee    

Wow! I wonder if they are letting people swim in there part of the ocean.

856 days ago
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Brandie    

I don't care how rich you are, or what your last name is. You CANNOT take a public beach and make it private just because people overpaid to live in your condos.

856 days ago
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Kim    

What part of public beach doesn't Trump understand?

856 days ago
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BarrysConspiracyWorld    

Those beach chairs are in need of a good comb-over!

856 days ago
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ImpatientGirl77    

You can't own a beach, Trump, you ****ing douchebag. As a longtime Florida resident, people and corporations like this are ruinging Florida.

856 days ago
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Native Floridian    

Thanks to a former Palm Beach County Commissioner named Bill Medlen, all beachfront property in FL is open to the public. Prior to 1973 folks in FL who owned beachfront property could block off the beach from public access. RIP "Beach Crusader" and if you were alive today you could go off on "The Donald..."

856 days ago
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Gaylan King    

I live on beach in Destin, FL. tHE fLORIDA sUPREME cOURT RULED ON THIS RIDICULOUS PROBLEM IN 1991: aNYONE MAY WALK THE BEACHES UPP TO THE high tide LINE-PERIOD!!

856 days ago
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RocknRoll    

Did you guys get a picture of the security guard using Trump to assemble the chairs? Turns out he was the perfect TOOL.

856 days ago
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beef    

Also fighting with trump on this beach thing is neighboring Haulover beach which is rated 2nd best NUDE beach in the world. I've been there and it's awesome. Trump is trying to shut that down too... bastard.

856 days ago
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Carl    

If Florida had any sense they'd have the same beach regulations as California. In CA there is no such thing as a private beach. Everything from the high tide line down is public property and anyone is welcome to be on it (except for a couple military bases and a few environmentally sensitive spots). Stuck-up Malibu residents hate it because they have oceanfront properties but there isn't a thing they can do to keep people off "their" beach.

856 days ago
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lili    

TRUMP and his chump sons are a bunch of arses

856 days ago
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leslippe    

why would anyone want to sit on "Trump Sand" anyway? Someone might actually think you had the poor taste to live there?

856 days ago
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buzz kill    

Why should the wealthy condo owners have to share the beach with poor people that have no class?

856 days ago
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buzz kill    

Maybe the winers could get themselves a boat and chum the water for sharks. That should show them.

856 days ago
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Cujeaux    

Who wrote this? It doesn't make any sense.

856 days ago
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