The Trump Chateau for the Indigent: Donald once tried to used the homeless to evict tenants

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    Aug 24, 2016 4:53 AM GMT had purchased a series of elegant but old buildings overlooking Central Park in New York, hoping to quickly demolish them and erect new, glitzy replacements where he could charge sky-high rent. But one of them, 100 Central Park South, was filled with tenants who had no interest in giving up their rent-controlled apartments, and Trump was having a hard time convincing them to leave.

    The problem was of his own making. "I didn't fully understand until much later…that it's almost impossible to legally vacate a building filled with rent-controlled and rent-stabilized apartments," ...

    He sent eviction notices and cut off heat, hot water, and other services, according to lawsuits filed against him. None of that worked, so he tested another solution.
    "By the summer of 1982—about a year after I took over the building—the problem of the homeless in New York was beginning to get a lot of attention," he recalled in the book. "One morning, after passing several homeless people sleeping on benches in Central Park, I got an idea. I had more than a dozen vacant apartments at 100 Central Park South. Because I still planned to demolish the building, I had no intention of filling the apartments with permanent tenants. Why not, I thought, offer them to the city for use by the homeless, on a temporary basis?"...

    ...It was a generous, selfless offer, according to Trump—and it didn't hurt that the scheme allowed him to stick it to the intransigent tenants, whom he dismissed as "multimillionaires living in rent-controlled apartments." As he put it, "I'm not going to pretend that it bothered me to imagine the very wealthy tenants of 100 Central Park South having to live alongside people less fortunate than themselves for a while." But many of the tenants weren't wealthy. A large chunk of the residents were "people living on fixed incomes, such as Social Security checks, who have made their homes there for 20 years or more,...

    The city rejected Trump's offer to turn the building into what Schanberg jokingly called the "Trump Chateau for the Indigent." "I'm left with an uncomfortable feeling and therefore am not pursuing it," said Robert Trobe, then a deputy administrator at the city's Human Resources Administration...

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    Aug 24, 2016 12:30 PM GMT
    Is it any wonder that Trump has been the subject of many landlord-tenant lawsuits and government investigations? The guy has no heart. Like he said before, his temperament has not changed since first grade. He was a heartless bully then, and he is a heartless bully now. These are facts, not fiction. For fiction, contact your nearest Trump supporter.
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    Aug 24, 2016 2:29 PM GMT
    That's the weird thing. That as much bullshit as we've put up with from the standard GOP, we've never seen this intensity of bullshit before at this level of social intercourse. Who'd ever have thought that we'd miss the old days of typical Republican horseshit.

    ‘You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all of the time.’

    Well, Trump thinks ya can.

    Maybe this election measures psychopathy in the world. Because while good people can be fooled, it seems to be the bullshit artists who shop to buy the bullshit.

    May we find him here rejected.