Trump: Mr. Gadhafi, Tear Down That Tent
ABS News By RUSSELL GOLDMAN, KIRIT RADIA and JOHN BERMAN
Sept. 23, 2009
It wasn't the public outcry, but rather pressure from billionaire Donald Trump that forced Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi to pack up his tent and apparently abandon a plan to spend the night in a ritzy New York suburb.
The Libyan leader faces resistance on his first visit to the U.S. in 40 years.After a rambling, conspiracy-theory-filled speech delivered at the U.N. Wednesday morning, Gadhafi planned to spend the night in Bedford, N.Y., where his agents Tuesday pitched a giant Bedouin tent on a property owned by Trump.
As local officials steamed at hosting an accused sponsor of terror, the Secret Service prepared to escort Gadhafi to the tony town outside New York City.
Just as the town was preparing to deal with the dictator next door, Donald Trump, who said he unknowingly rented a piece of his 113-acre Seven Springs estate to the Libyan, stepped in and asked the leader to take down his tent and find housing elsewhere.
"We have requested that the tenant occupying the property in Bedford, N.Y. remove the tent that was erected. They have complied with this request. Additionally, Mr. Gadhafi will not be going to the property," said Trump Organization spokeswoman Rhona Graff.
Gaddafy referred to Obama as a "son" he said Obama was Africa's son and a Kenyan. Gadaffi said that Obama should be president for ever. To that end I defend Obama from the vicious attack designed to inflame American opinion against the American President. Gaddahfi..get this straight....we can disagree with the President but don't confuse that disagreement with weakness on the part of Americans to defend their sovereignty and their land. The President is the Commander In Chief with personnel ready to demonstrate their allegiance to the American flag. If I were you sir, If I were you I would make sure one of our drones doesn't take a turn from Pakistan and find its way into Lybia.