Amid presidential talk, Trump acquires Virginia winery
April 8th, 2011
10:10 AM ET
9 years ago

Amid presidential talk, Trump acquires Virginia winery

Washington (CNN) – If all this birther talk from Donald Trump is irking President Obama, the business mogul might soon be able to send over a bottle of Trump-label wine to the White House.

The "Celebrity Apprentice" star is the proud new owner of a foreclosed Virginia winery, having paid $6.2 million for it at an auction on Thursday, Michael Cohen, an executive vice president to Trump confirmed.

According to the Washington Post, Trump - now among one of the frontrunners for the GOP presidential nomination, according to a new poll - was able to acquire 776-acre Kluge Estate Winery and Vineyard at far below its appraisal value.

"I'm really interested in good real estate, not so much in wine. This place had a $28 million mortgage on it, and I bought it for $6.2 million. It's a Trump deal!" he told the Post.

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  1. GI Joe

    I wouldn't touch ANYthing that has the Trump name associated with it. He's a real slime-bag.

    President Obama was born to an American Mother. Period. End of conversation.

    April 8, 2011 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  2. Ted-Peoples Republic of Maryland

    Bill Maher is an idiot. Where is the controversy in an American (male OR female) that has actually read the Constitution AND believes in it?!!

    April 8, 2011 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  3. ConservaFascists/FUBAR

    The land must be in Williamsburg.

    April 8, 2011 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    If you think Donald Trump is a business genius who would make a great politician, think again. Mr. Trump cannot pass the smell test, similar to the one he keeps spouting off about concerning Obama. Times have changed since he last "ran" for office back in 1999.

    Yeah, Mr. Trump has tried to run for POTUS before. He dropped out before the primary season really began. Actually, he got tripped up and stumbled out. Can you say, financial disclosre? Do you think this man is prepared to disclose his finances for the past - oh, say decade?

    April 8, 2011 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  5. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    How many times have the banks bailed out Donald Trump with taxpayers money resulting in his personal wealth and millions of hard working Americans can't get a loan to save their homes. Trump is flaunting his wealth in the face of struggling Americans and that's what is called totally disgusting and disrespectful.

    April 8, 2011 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  6. Bill NY

    The mere fact that this unexhaustable bag of hot air is presidential material signals the end of the world.

    April 8, 2011 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  7. Marry

    Hey, CNN, is Trump now replacing Palin with unnerving "stories"? Please give us a break! Or put it in the entertainment section – that is where Trump belongs!

    April 8, 2011 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  8. SF

    This man is a real joke. What I was suprised about was how his poll ratings went from 10% to 17%, did they forget April fools is over?

    April 8, 2011 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  9. peace

    you con those people to. hey rag top you will never be potus.

    April 8, 2011 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  10. The Situation

    I'm so tired of this stooge! This guy is such an ego maniac!

    April 8, 2011 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  11. delsol40

    His name should be Donald Chump, I think the White house has proof of Obamas birth certificate and they are letting all this play out to keep people like Trump off message, If all Trump talked about was the economy and how it could be fixed people would listen, because that is all that matters right now. But instead he looks foolish...said the spider to the fly

    April 8, 2011 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  12. AC

    Trump is a funny guy, I love to watch him make an ASS of himself. He's one of the original three stooges, I think his father was Larry of the Three Stooges?

    April 8, 2011 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  13. Bob Dog

    Trump is a complete embarrassment to everything that is decent about our country. He is a sore pimple on our country's bottom.

    April 8, 2011 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  14. Sgt Schultz

    Must be nice being a Republican Robber Baron. The GOP sure loves greedy pompous elitists like Trump, Romney and Scott.

    April 8, 2011 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  15. Martha in CF

    Did he cheat them out of big money too?

    I hope people get wise and quit watching his show on TV. He thinks he is pretty important and can solve everything. I think the government would be too big for his pants......................

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

    April 8, 2011 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  16. Lillie

    Boycott all "TRUMP BUSINESSES" is in order!! This man is an idiot!!!!!!!

    April 8, 2011 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  17. Rudy NYC

    This is more or less what he did back in 1999 to ensure that the next president would be GOP. Mr. Trump has no genuine interest to become POTUS. He does not have the time to be POTUS.

    April 8, 2011 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  18. Annie, Atlanta

    Hey, I thought this guy was a Democrat, or at least leaned that way in the 90s. Now he's an extreme right wing birther? I would think he'd prefer to buy a small island nation and set himself up as king rather than be president, but that's just me. Is this guy really interested in running, or is his show losing viewership? Will the real Donald Trump please stand up.

    April 8, 2011 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  19. Greg in Arkansas

    SO.....who gets left holding the bag for the $28 million mortgage????
    Taxpayers or bankers or the people that had money in those banks???

    April 8, 2011 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  20. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    This is important why?

    April 8, 2011 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  21. Marie MD

    Wow! Is that fat under his chin or has he been playing with the weeper of the house?. What is it about super fat rethugs wanting to be president? Is that a prerequisite?
    He is another one whose wife sickens me. Talk about a ho!! Is it okay for a president, not that he will ever get elected, to have a wife not born in the US?i sure hope not!!!
    Just saying . . .

    April 8, 2011 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  22. Danny Cali

    All I say is bring it on Donald........! if you want to know about Obama. Donald you know why you have every thing when you born because you are the rich people and Obama is the poor guy that time that's why no body know him and care about him at all. So, he was born in this country, the one that not born in this country is John McCain. So, why last time John campaign no body said any thing bro?

    April 8, 2011 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |