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October 3, 2012 | By Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times
Investors who lost millions of dollars when a Donald Trump condominium project in Baja California failed during the economic meltdown are going to get some of their money back - over Trump's objections. A developer of the Tijuana resort agreed to pay $7.25 million to settle a lawsuit brought by 190 buyers - many of them from Southern California - who lost $22 million in deposits after the project failed in 2008. Trump, who remains a defendant in the investors' lawsuit, wanted developer Jason Grosfeld to cover 100% of the buyers' losses.
October 25, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Donald Trump's Wednesday presidential race "game changer" turned out to be anything but. The "Celebrity Apprentice" host promised he had information that would have a dramatic effect on the race for the White House between President Obama and Mitt Romney, but the short two-minute video released on YouTube turned out to be a bizarre offer from Trump to donate $5 million to Obama's favorite charity if the president released his college records and...
December 8, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
Is it too late to fire the moderator? Two more Republican candidates -- Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry -- said thanks but no thanks to an invitation to participate in an Iowa debate managed by real estate mogul Donald Trump. The Dec. 27 affair has now just two committed participants, one at the top of the GOP field and one distant aspirant, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, respectively. Perry's campaign said he plans to focus his efforts on traditional retail campaigning in the closing weeks.
December 2, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
There will be no boardroom, and no one will get fired. But those who say the Republican primary race has been something of a reality show have new evidence in the announcement that Donald Trump has signed up to host a debate planned in Iowa, just a week before the leadoff caucuses. The forum is being organized by Newsmax, the conservative media group. It's unclear yet whether any candidates have agreed to participate. According to the New York Times , which first reported on the event, Newsmax has partnered with the obscure Ion Television network to broadcast it. Candidates were formally invited on Friday.
December 23, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
Donald Trump is declaring his independence. After years as a registered Republican, the outspoken real estate mogul has filed paperwork to become an unaffiliated voter in his home state of New York. Trump made the change official Thursday, a move prompted by his stated interest in mounting a third-party presidential run in 2012. "Mr. Trump has said for almost a year that if he is not satisfied with who the Republican candidate is, he may elect to run as an independent," spokesman Michael Cohen said Friday.
October 12, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
First there was "The Apprentice," then the more exclusive "Celebrity Apprentice. " Now, Donald Trump has announced the even more exclusive, and redundantly named, "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. " Next season, we may even get "V.I.P. All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. " The lineup for the new season will feature fan favorites from previous seasons of "Celebrity Apprentice," including country star Trace Adkins, actor Stephen Baldwin, actor and reality star Gary Busey, magician Penn Jillette, rapper Lil Jon, Poison frontman Bret Michaels, NBA Hall-of-Famer Dennis Rodman, Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, actress Marilu Henner, singer La Toya Jackson, actress Claudia Jordan, the first big star of "The Apprentice" Omarosa, actress Lisa Rinna and Playmate of the Year Brande Roderick.
December 13, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
It would have been huge. But Donald Trump has bigger plans than to moderate a presidential debate -- perhaps to participate in one as a candidate. That's Trump's excuse for bowing out of the Dec. 27 forum hosted by Newsmax and Ion Television, which had attracted only two of the remaining Republican candidates. In a statement, Trump cited the concerns of those who declined the invitation that he might mount an independent bid next spring after his reality show, "The Apprentice," signs off. "It is very important to me that the right Republican candidate be chosen to defeat the failed and very destructive Obama administration," he said.
February 2, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
Donald Trump plans to announce his support for GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney on Thursday, a source close to the Romney campaign confirms. The real estate mogul and outsized media personality is set to make an official announcement of his endorsement Thursday afternoon in Las Vegas, at the Trump International Hotel & Tower, of course. The news comes after some outlets reported Wednesday that Trump would be endorsing Newt Gingrich. Largely quiet since he abandoned plans to moderate a pre-Iowa caucuses debate, Trump is again stealing the media spotlight from the Republican presidential race in the brief three-day window between the Florida primary and Saturday's Nevada caucuses.
October 5, 2010 | By Michael Muskal
Guess what television star is floating a political trial balloon (certainly inflated a bit with his own hot air), looking ahead to the 2012 presidential elections? If you said Donald Trump, you win. The cable airwaves have been chock-a-block with appearances by Trump, the reality television star, real estate developer, celebrity, beauty pageant mogul and self-promoter. He has even injected himself into the recent dispute over a Muslim community center and mosque near the former World Trade Center, destroyed on Sept.
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