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August 21, 2002 |
Donald Trump, who is in escrow to buy the bankrupt Ocean Trails golf course in Rancho Palos Verdes, said Tuesday that he plans to build a house for himself and improve the course but not try to commercially develop it. "It's really a spectacular location," said the New York real estate tycoon, who owns two highly regarded courses in New York and Florida. "It is the best piece of property in the nation for a golf course. It will more than rival Pebble Beach."
December 13, 2001 |
Donald Trump scrapped his plan to build the world's tallest building after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, opting instead for a 78-story skyscraper on Chicago's riverfront. The 1,073-foot glass-covered building, called Trump Tower Chicago, would be the city's fourth-tallest skyscraper. The New York real estate tycoon said in July he was considering building the world's tallest building on the site now occupied by the Chicago Sun-Times building.
February 14, 2000 |
New York real estate tycoon Donald Trump has decided against running for president, ending a lengthy flirtation with the notion that he could tap his personal fortune to capture the White House as a third-party candidate, the Associated Press was told. Sources connected with New York's Independence Party movement, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Trump has told associates he will announce today that he is not mounting a presidential bid.
January 16, 2000 |
It's that time of year. Smiling at you from your local bookstore, wearing the power tie, the dark navy suit, looking rugged but not too rugged, trim, confident, saying to you from that picture on the cover, "Vote for Me." It's election time, and the campaign books are here. The question is why. Why in a television and Internet age do politicians still bother to publish campaign books?
December 6, 1999 |
Here's what it's like in the office suite of Donald Trump, this eclectic country's latest would-be leader: ABC's Diane Sawyer is cooling her pumps in a conference room; a leggy receptionist with a thick Russian accent is fielding calls from "60 Minutes" and two Los Angeles radio stations; men in double-breasted suits are cruising out for lunch.
November 10, 1999 |
Donald Trump, political neophyte and possible presidential candidate, has come up with a simple way to save Social Security, erase the national debt and slash taxes for working Americans: Gouge the rich. Trump, toying with a bid for the Reform Party nomination, on Tuesday unveiled the highly unorthodox plan, which would slap the wealthy--including Trump--with a onetime 14.25% tax on their entire net worth. Trump's personal contribution: $725 million.
November 1, 1999 |
Donald Trump attacked the trade policies of several U.S. allies Sunday and said that, as president, he would personally handle the nation's trade talks. Among his comments during an appearance on "Fox News Sunday," the New York developer who is considering a bid for the Reform Party's presidential nomination said: * France is "a terrible partner." * Japan is "ripping us big league." * Germany "wants to take over the world economically. They failed militarily."
October 26, 1999 |
Patrick J. Buchanan, the passionate conservative who wrote scripts for Barry Goldwater, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, left them all behind Monday to attempt to hijack the party of Ross Perot, Jesse Ventura and, yes, even Donald Trump.
October 25, 1999 |
Former television commentator Patrick J. Buchanan and New York developer Donald Trump stepped farther from their Republican roots and closer to a possible showdown for the presidential nomination of the Reform Party on Sunday. Buchanan, who is expected to make a formal announcement of his plans to enter the Reform Party contest today, said in a television interview that he had made the decision "because the Washington elite of the GOP has left me."
October 8, 1999 |
New York tycoon Donald Trump said Thursday that he has formed an exploratory committee to help him determine whether he can win the White House as a Reform Party candidate. "We're looking at the very strong possibility that we could win--and not just the [third party] nomination," Trump told reporters. In a further sign of Trump's seriousness, he was meeting Thursday with Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura--the Reform Party's leading elected official.