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  • Donald Trump Gets In Trouble For American Flag

    Donald Trump cited for 80-foot flag pole

    PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) -- Donald Trump's display of patriotism is apparently too flamboyant for this chic oceanside town.

    Palm Beach officials cited Trump for hoisting a large American flag atop an 80-foot pole at his lavish Mar-a-Lago estate and club.

    Town officials said the real estate mogul has violated zoning codes with a flagpole taller than 42 feet and for erecting it without a building permit and permission from the landmarks board.

    Trump has until November 27 to apply for approvals or face a December 21 code enforcement hearing that could result in $250-a-day fines.

    "You don't need a permit to put up the American flag," Trump said Tuesday. "The day you need a permit to put up the American flag, that will be a sad day for this country."

    Lee Hanley, vice chairman of the town's landmarks commission, previously said the 15-by-25-foot flag makes the town look like "we have an Okeechobee car dealer," referring to a strip of auto dealerships along Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach.

    Trump responded in a letter last week saying that "anyone who objects should not, in my opinion, hold a public office of any kind -- at least not in this country."

    The flag first appeared outside the estate October 3.

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    I am glad to see the Don being stubborn about something respectable for once. He can probably afford to just take the fines and keep the flag up.

  • #2
    Not sure how well that would hold up in court. Particularly if it conforms to the requirements for proper display - appropriate height vs flag size etc. Just another show of stupidity, I guess.
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    • #3
      A beaurocrat or politician having a brain fart?

      Malahat, how dare you insult people like that.
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      • #4
        Raising and flying a flag is not the problem. An 80 foot pole where 42 foot is allowed is the problem.

        Not sure how well that would hold up in court
        Trump will lose. Very simple. They have an established ordinance for pole height. He exceeded it without permission. End of story. No reason he can't fly his flag at 42'.
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        • #5
          At $250 a day in fines, I don't think he would have trouble leaving it up.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by RyanEMVFD
            At $250 a day in fines, I don't think he would have trouble leaving it up.
            Good point. At a full year of leaving it up, it would only cost him $91,250. Somehow I think that's chump change to Mr. Trump.
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            • #7
              Can anyone say

              Flight Hazard

              A gobbing great 80 foot ole in the middle of no where is a tad shtupid,

              apart from an eyesore for the neighbours, and I don't care if it is a flag or a pair of his jocks hanging from it.
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              • #8
                How about Ivanna's underwear?

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                • #9
                  I don't know about Ivana's, but I would not mind seeing a pair of Marla Maple's panties up there... (For those not in the loop, Marla is another of the Donald's exes, she came after Ivana.)
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by FlyingKiwi
                    Can anyone say

                    Flight Hazard

                    A gobbing great 80 foot ole in the middle of no where is a tad shtupid,

                    apart from an eyesore for the neighbours, and I don't care if it is a flag or a pair of his jocks hanging from it.
                    You sound more scottish in this post. That or drunk. J/K Kiwi.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by FlyingKiwi
                      Can anyone say

                      Flight Hazard

                      A gobbing great 80 foot ole in the middle of no where is a tad shtupid,

                      apart from an eyesore for the neighbours, and I don't care if it is a flag or a pair of his jocks hanging from it.
                      If a plane is 80 feet off the ground it has had a bad day and the pole is pry the least of its problems. This is aasuming Don doesn't live next to the airport. I think he can afford to live in the burbs.
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                      • #12
                        Ummm

                        Donny Bob Boy lives in a trailer park where NONE of the neighbours flap around in a heliochopter at all.
                        Psychiatrists state 1 in 4 people has a mental illness.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by FlyingKiwi
                          Ummm

                          Donny Bob Boy lives in a trailer park where NONE of the neighbours flap around in a heliochopter at all.

                          If the have restrictions on 80 ft flag poles me thinks they have them on personel heli's. in the backyards.
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                          • #14
                            I'm not against patriotism, but I think trump is just over compensating here. If it was anything else but the American flag, would he have any support?

                            Now if he flew an 80 foot full size poster of his newest trophy wife Milania...
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                            • #15
                              I'm sure it's the BEST flag on the BEST flagpole. If you've heard him promote his properties and products you'll know what I mean
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