Go Granny, Go: 87-Year Old Sues Donald Trump

chicago_hotel_001p “When the real estate mogul’s testimony ended, he took his complaint with Goldberg to the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse lobby, tellingtrumptower reporters that the mother of four was scamming the billionaire to keep her $500,000 deposit.

She’s trying to rip me off,” Trump said in a matter-of-fact tone. “She really is. She concocted the whole situation.”

He then accused the octogenarian of “playing the age card.”

Via AP:

“An 87-year-old woman who alleges Donald Trump6a00d834516ae369e201761740e49f970c-800wi cheated her in a skyscraper-condo sale told jurors Monday she had qualms about suing the real estate mogul and TV celebrity. But, she quickly added, “Somebody had to stand up to him.”

Jacqueline Goldberg’s comment came during her second and final day on the stand at a civil trial examining her claim that Trump perpetrated a bait-and-switch as she bought properties at the glitzy Trump International Hotel & Tower in downtown Chicago.

The case pits the grandmotherly Goldberg against a New Yorker who revels in his image as a big talker with big ideas. Trump fosters his no-nonsense persona in the catch phrase he uses to boot contestants off his “Apprentice” TV show – “You’re fired!”

Bait and switch: Jacqueline Goldberg, 87, leaves the federal building in Chicago after testifying in a lawsuit alleging that Donald Trump cheated her in a bait-and-switch schemeBait and switch: Jacqueline Goldberg, 87, leaves the federal building in Chicago after testifying in a lawsuit alleging that Donald Trump cheated her in a bait-and-switch scheme

A defiant, often agitated Trump testified for two days last week and took verbal swipes at Goldberg in comments to reporters outside the courtroom in Chicago. He asserted that he, not Goldberg, is the victim, saying, “She’s trying to rip me off.”

On the stand Monday, Goldberg said Trump wooed her into buying two condos for about $1 million apiece in the mid-2000s by dangling a promise to share profits in the 92-story building – only to snatch that offer away after she committed to buy.

'She's trying to rip me off': Donald Trump arrives at federal court n Chicago to testify at a civil trial where he's accused of enticing investors to buy condos at his Chicago skyscraper with promises of profit-sharing, then quietly reneging on them. ‘She’s trying to rip me off’: Donald Trump arrives at federal court n Chicago to testify at a civil trial where he’s accused of enticing investors to buy condos at his Chicago skyscraper with promises of profit-sharing, then quietly reneging on them.

“I felt like I have been conned,” she told jurors.

When she learned in 2008 that the profit-sharing was no longer part of the overall deal she thought she had bought into, Goldberg said she was dismayed.

“I didn’t want to be in business with someone who would cheat me,” she said. “How could I know he wouldn’t do it again?”

Goldberg is seeking the return of a $500,000 deposit and other damages, including profit she says she would have reaped had Trump stuck to his offer.

You’re fired: loud-mouthed billionaire Donald Trump claims an 87-year-old woman is trying to scam him

During her first day on the stand Friday, Goldberg told jurors it was Trump’s star power and perceived business acumen that initially drew her toward investing with him. But it was the profit-sharing proposal that, for her, sealed the deal, she said.

In his testimony, though, Trump balked at the idea Goldberg didn’t know what she had gotten into. He told jurors a provision in a purchasing contract she signed gave Trump the right to cancel the profit-sharing offer and that she bought the condos anyway.

“And then she sued me,” he boomed, raising his arms. “It’s unbelievable!”

Testimony at the week-old trial was expected to wrap up Tuesday, after which lawyers would deliver their closings before jurors began deliberations.”–Via AP

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2 thoughts on “Go Granny, Go: 87-Year Old Sues Donald Trump

  1. I live for the day when Donald Trump, the classless, loud-mouthed slob, shuts up and goes away.
    I’m sure he has cheated and scammed people 24/7, 365 days a year, forever.
    He should be in prison just for his hair.

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