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“A source close to the Trump Organization said, ‘We had NOTHING TO DO WITH THE MATTER other than they chose to use our course’”
originally posted by: xuenchen
The alleged hole-in-one had to be FIXED !!!
It was RIGGED !!!
The fairway was too SHORT !!!
Trump was obviously right. That is why he did not have to pay the poor loser a million. It was a charity event therefore the charity was liable for legal expenses. It was not illegal in any way, shape or form.
However, an hour after the ace, Greenberg was told that he would not be paid the prize because the shot he struck did not travel at least 150 yards, the distance stipulated by an insurance provider whose policy underwrote the contest. When Greenberg, outraged, asked for more information, he learned that it was the golf club that typically set the distance on a par 3 for such a competition. In other words, the insurance provider threw Trump's club under the bus, suggesting they intentionally shortened the hole just enough so as to make sure the shot wouldn't qualify for the advertised $1 million prize.
originally posted by: Vector99
a reply to: Kali74
Boy the hit pieces against Trump are on fire I tell ya!!!
Only problem though, this had NOTHING to do with Trump other than it was played on his course.
The former chairman of the Commodities Exchange, Marty Greenberg, is suing former NBA superstar Alonzo Mourning over a hole-in-one, the NY Post reports.
Uh-oh, looks like Trump WASN'T the one sued.
But after the event, the insurer backing the tournament refused to pay up, because they said "Greenberg's required 150-yard shot had actually traveled only 139 yards."
Oh my, didn't meet the requirements. That's like an 18-year old winning a jackpot in Vegas.
Meanwhile, the Trump Organization says: "We had nothing to do with the matter other than they chose to use our course."
I hear he has nice courses.
And apparently the Donald offered to play a round at the course with Greenberg with some pretty sweet terms attached. If Greenberg won, Trump would hand over $1 million in cash then and there. If Greenberg lost, he'd have to pony up $100,000. Greenberg didn't take him up on the wager.
Gee it sure is fun to post sensational clickbait threads...but sucks when someone actually fact-checks it.
The organization that put on the event, Alonzo Mourning Charities, had bought an insurance policy to cover any holes in one, but the insurer refused to pay the prize after determining that the golfer’s tee shot was a few yards shorter than the 150 yards required by the policy. As part of the settlement, both Mr. Trump’s club and Alonzo Mourning Charities had to donate money to a charity of the golfer’s choosing. The club’s donation, according to tax records, came from the Trump Foundation.
originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
originally posted by: Willtell
a reply to: Vector99
Have you fact checked the many lies and scams of Donald Trump such as Trump “university” and the phantom NJ Muslims who cheered 911
Good luck with that
ng off bad
And I watched in Jersey City, N.J., where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. Thousands of people were cheering."
"I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down," the Republican presidential candidate said at a Nov. 21 rally in Birmingham, Ala. "And I watched in Jersey City, N.J., where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. Thousands of people were cheering."
The next day, ABC This Week host George Stephanopoulos asked Trump if he misspoke, noting that "the police say that didn't happen."
Where are the propagandists making excuses for their willingness to believe anything they read?
originally posted by: Chadwickus
a reply to: Kali74
To be fair, the settlement went to another charity.
And this article has some more details..
A source close to the Trump Organizaion said, “We had nothing to do with the matter other than they chose to use our course.” The source added that Trump offered to play a round of 18 holes at Briarcliff with Greenberg, and if Greenberg won, Trump would pay him $1 million in cash on the spot. If Greenberg lost, he’d have to pay Trump $100,000. He didn’t take up the offer.
Per your bias article and Chadwickus's link to what actually happened: Trump didn't deny him the money because he wasn't the one offering the million dollars. The underwriter/insurer of Alonzo Mourning Charity denied him the money because it didn't meet the 150 yard requirement by the insurance company.
He sued the Alonzo Mourning Charity the golf course and the insurer.
The only reason Trump was involved in this case was because the charity event was being held on his course and the hole was shorter than the insurance companies requirements. And his course 'allegedly' shortened it on purpose.
They settled out of court with the agreement that Trump's charity would donate money to another charity of Greenbergs choice for a good cause. Last I checked, charities giving money to other charities isn't illegal. While it could be argued that Trump gained from it, it's impossible to tell without seeing the settlement agreement.