THE ART OF DEALING WITH A LEFTIST BUREAUCRACY. SOMETHING A CONSERVATIVE PRESIDENT WILL HAVE TO DO!!
Donald Trump puts SNOOTY Palm Beach Busy Body ordinance Police on defense.
See to most Regular Americans Donald Trump stands for the no-nonsense take-charge type who has the power and influence to thwart those who would insist on allowing the enforcement of petty rules or "political correctness" impede the progress of business and in keeping with "Making America Great Again"
When Trump purchased and rebuilt Mar-A-Lago the Grand mansion and estate in Palm beach, Florida he got into a dispute with the city, who are well known for being snooty and liberal and leftist and "strict" on zoning regulations. They are mostly against Christmas and Nativity scenes etc too! Most definitely against Patriotic Symbols.
Trump put up a 50 foot flag pole even though 30 foot is the maximum allowed.
So the city imposed a 1,000 dollar fine per day. While Trump and the city argued back and forth, finally when the fine had reached 120,000 dollars Trump proposed a solution. He would donate that amount to veterans organizations, would move the flag and pole to a different location in front of the mansion and would only use a 30 foot flag pole. The city agreed. So Trump brought in the company who does Golf course construction had them build a 20 foot high grassy hill and put a 30 foot flag pole on top of it.
The Establishment on the left and right fear that he has the ability to pull together the opposite of the Obama Leftist/Islamic/Progressive Brain Trust that is destroying America as we know it.
Trump is for the America and its values that made it the GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD. He has the money and the people around him to get it done In Country and abroad.
Calling him a foolish rich business man is STUPID on its face. He is not a one trick pony like Bill Gates & Mircosoft or the Digital thief Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook, or Existing Company Raider/Buyer Warren Buffet. He has built his empire one real tangible brick and mortar asset at a time.
The basic facts are these: In 1985, Donald Trump paid $10 million for Mar-A-Lago, the name of the Marjorie Merriweather Post estate in Palm Beach, Florida. On 3 October 2006, Trump had an outsized Patriotic American flag installed on an 80-foot-high flagpole at Mar-a-Lago, in violation of local zoning regulations that established a maximum size of 4x6 feet for flags and a maximum height of 42 feet for flagpoles.
Trump put up his regulation-violating flag and pole without obtaining either a building permit permit or a variance from local authorities, and the Palm Beach town council with help from the ACLU and other lefty groups who demanded it...fined him $1,250 for every day the flag remained in place
Trump in turn filed a $25 million lawsuit against Palm Beach, claiming that the town was selectively enforcing its rules (by not fining other properties that were flying flags in violation of town ordinances) and infringing his constitutional right to free speech.
Six months later the two sides finally reached an agreement during "secret, court-ordered negotiations," with the town agreeing to waive all fines against Trump for his code-busting flagpole and to "review its ordinances and codes dealing with flagpoles and flags during the next zoning season," and Trump agreeing to drop his lawsuit, lower the height of his flagpole from 80 to 70 feet, obtain a permit for the pole and move it farther inland, and donate $100,000 "to charities dealing with Iraq War Veterans, [the] American Flag, or the local VA hospital."
Trump's lawsuit maintained that he couldn't bring his flag and pole into compliance with regulations because "A smaller flag and pole on Mar-A-Lago's property would be lost given its massive size, look silly instead of make a statement
In his statements to the news media at the time he texposed the issue as being one of him standing up to anti-American, anti-flag, anti-patriotic forces. As time has gone by we all can see that these forces have gotten bolder and even more aggressive. Mosques can wail their call to prayer in neighborhoods but. A silent American Flag waving in the breeze is not acceptable to these lefty busy bodies across the country!
"Well, I put up an American flag on the front of the Mar-a-Lago Club, which is a great house, probably the greatest house in America that I turned into a private club very successfully in Palm Beach, Florida. And the flag is very proudly waving, and the town wants me to take it down. Because they say I put it up without a permit and, frankly, had I gone to the town for a permit they wouldn't have given it to me, probably. But more importantly, I say that you don't need a permit to put up the American flag.
I don't think they know what their beef is. I'm not sure they really understand what their beef is. They don't talk about the flag. They only talk about the flagpole because they're afraid politically to mention the word flag and the American flag and take it down.
And I'll say it's probably one of the most popular things I've ever done because we've had hundreds and hundreds of letters and thousands of requests for everything supporting the flag. Everybody wants it. Everybody wants it up. But the town wants me to take down the American flag, and I told them I'm not doing that.
This is probably the wealthiest town — it is the wealthiest town in America, in the United States, and frankly it's a town that wants me to take down a flag and they shouldn't be asking for that.
So it's been a very, very problematic situation. I'll be responding to them very shortly. And you know, I'm a big — I'm a very patriotic guy. I'm very proud of the country, and I don't want to take down the American flag. And I don't believe you need permits to put up the American flag."
In America today people who do not put up money seem to have power they should not. Its the Socialist way to prevent a successful person from doing what he/she wants with the property they paid money and bought.
They will use ordinances and laws and rules made by those who have no money in the game. The mealy mouth bureaucrats.
The Palm Beach Town Council shot down all of Trump’s proposed changes to the property, even when he reduced his mini-mansion plans from 10 to seven. Instead, they encouraged him to find a buyer if he couldn’t afford to keep the estate intact. A buyer who would probably toe the line.
When the town’s "Politburo" refused to consider his proposals, Trump sued.
The lawsuit against the Town of Palm Beach, which would prove to be not his last, would eventually cause his snooty lefty neighbors to lawyer up against him too.
This is how smart Trump and his team are! This is why he would negotiate great deals for America.
After his Mansions of Mar-a-Lago plan was rejected, Trump found another way to salvage his stake in Mar-a-Lago. He offered to drop his lawsuit if council members allowed him to convert his estate into a new private club on the island. The Mar-a-Lago Club.
While Trump was playing defense against the town’s constant attempt to rein him in, he went on the attack against the county and its airport. Airlines routinely used a flight path in and out of Palm Beach International Airport in nearby West Palm Beach that brought the planes directly over Mar-a-Lago.
This didn’t sit well with Trump, who argued that the noise and fumes were ruining his investment, and that the decent thing for the county to do was to move the airport farther west. Trump had been arguing this for years, to no avail, while calling the airport director Bruce Pelly, among other things, a “moron” and “the worst airport director in the country.” ( Yup he knows how to get under the skin of bureaucrats!! )
It turned out to be a useful gripe for Trump, one that he could turn into a new business opportunity, because just south of the airport was 214 acres of vacant scrub land owned by Palm Beach County, land he wanted. So Trump sued the county for $75 million over the airport noise, then negotiated to drop that lawsuit in exchange for the county giving him a
75-year lease on the nearby property for $438,000 a year.Amazing how the left will allow Islamic Minarets and Mosques in places but have an aversion to OUR FLAG! Hell the left even was OK with a MOSQUE at ground Zero...but was against a beam that looked like a cross to be placed in the 9-11 memorial!
That land became the Trump International Golf Club, a $40 million, 18-hole, Jim Fazio-designed course that imported nearly 2 million cubic yards of dirt to transform the flat scrub land into hilly terrain with waterfalls, rock formations, and a clubhouse four stories above sea level.
This wasn't the only instance of flagpole bickering in Trump's past. He also reached a (non-court) settlement with local government in 2014 after having raised Old Glory on a 70-foot flagpole at the Trump National Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes, California,
Signaling a possible resolution to Donald Trump’s running flag feud, the California Coastal Commission said the mogul’s oversized Old Glory can stay — as long as Rancho Palos Verdes revises its municipal height rules.
While not the victory city officials had hoped for, the decision allows for a way forward to legally allow the 70-foot-tall flagpole, which was hoisted without a "permit" nearly 10 years ago. Permit to fly THE US Flag is required but no permit is needed for illegals to sneak across the border!
Having gained the support of much of the coastal city — as well as two City Councils through the years — the flag now likely can get formal state approval provided the city amends its Local Coastal Program that currently limits structure heights to 26 feet.
“I’m disappointed at the Trump Organization for putting up that flag without adhering to the rule of law,” said Coastal Commissioner Wendy Mitchell.
Commission staff members had recommended that the flagpole be reduced in height to 26 feet and moved closer to the clubhouse on the 240-acre Trump National Golf Course property.
I posted this because I want people to see that Donald Trump is a guy who knows how to use the Laws and knows how to tweak them. Yes Obama does the same thing. Now its time to have someone on our side NOT AFRAID TO TAKE THE BLOATED LEFTIST BUREAUCRACY HEAD ON AND WIN.
HE has the BRAIN TRUST ON HIS TEAM TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN!