September 9th, 2010
05:25 PM ET

Trump makes offer on Islamic center site

Real estate mogul Donald Trump has offered to buy the lower Manhattan
site where a Muslim group plans to build an Islamic community center for 25
percent more than the current owners paid for it.

A letter obtained by CNN obtained from Donald Trump confirms his offer to purchase the site at 45 Park Place.


Filed under: Uncategorized
soundoff (249 Responses)
  1. Aviate

    What a shocker–Donald Trump finds a way to get himself some more free publicity.

    September 9, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Kat Fud

    Great! So to get my way, all I need to do is:

    1. threaten to burn a Koran in public, and make sure everybody knows about it. We can thank the media for spreading this spew. I think I was happier when they focused on Lindsay, Paris, and Brittney's pathetic lives.

    2. The knee-jerk religious nutjobs go crazy with threats of retaliation not against my moronic self, but against EVERYBODY.
    3. the world jumps to assuage my petulant demands and prevent WWIII.

    I would like The Donald to buy my property for 25% more than what I paid, too.

    September 9, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ange

    I understand that people are upset about ground zero. The fed builiding in Oklahoma should never have been rebuilt if you are trying to justify terrorism. U can't put all Muslims in one basket, grow up and move on to heal this nation. If Trump puts a hotel there will u be happy then??? U r trying to crucify all muslims for what some bad ones accomplished and still are at large.

    September 9, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Steve-Chicago

    Thank you Donald, but you know that this government won't allow that to happen. This shrine to will be built and we will not have any choice in the matter!!!

    September 9, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • FYGAR

      I will let it be built, because Allah and his false prophet Mohammad are of the anti-christ, they lose in the end.

      September 9, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dennis Weston

    Well he might as well spend it here as to give it the Dems after the first of the year.

    September 9, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  6. LIsa

    Funny how this is such a National debate and people are holding Muslims to values they don't hold themselves to. Focus your energy on something positive, let them build their center and everyone move on. Last I checked, there is a Catholic church within 1 block of the Oklahoma City bombing site......McVeigh, an American terrorist, was raised Catholic. Just as he does not define the people of that faith, neither should the 9/11 terrorists. Keep it real.

    September 9, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brian West

      Excellent point.

      September 9, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • treeskeepgrowing

      Exactly! Great point!

      September 9, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • ChrisC

      McVeigh also didn't kill in the name of Catholicism either.. he was fed up with the Fed Gov

      Completely irrelevant statement Lisa

      September 10, 2010 at 6:15 am | Report abuse |
  7. Brian West

    You're all a bunch of racists. I'm not proud of Americans here... Its nobody's place to tell anyone what they can and can not do with land or a building they purchased. You recall this is America. What they are doing is legal... and not all Muslims are terrorists but It seems most Americans are ignorant.

    September 9, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |

    There is always a way. Thanks Trump!!

    September 9, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Chris

    Here's a novel idea, let's make it a multicultural center for people all faiths! It doesn't need to be Coporate America or an Islamic house of worship. Make it a place where people of all ethnicities/creeds can spend time comfortably with one another and actually learn to love one another. Or better yet, make it a memorial park instead of any type of building. I know NYC has an awfully large park to begin with, but some extra nature never hurt anyone.

    September 9, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • WhateverhappenedtoThumper'sMama'sRule

      You do realize that there's a culinary school, gym and pool on the lower parts of this "house of worship" and that the prayer centers are only on the top two floors of the thirteen floor building, right? Not to mention the fact that there are about twenty-something churches and synagogues across the street from the ACTUAL ground zero site, as well as a strip club that's closer than Cordoba House/Park51.

      September 9, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Perspectives

      I agree. But people r too dogmatic. Everyone thinks he or she is right and everyone else is wrong. But all it is is perspectives. There's. Really no wrong or right here. It's more about compassion and sensitivity to the families of the victims.

      September 9, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      we have those already, they're called public parks; until someone decides to politicize those too.

      September 9, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. TrumpsWallet

    Sure, to build Trump Tribeca Hotel and Apts.
    This is super prime real estate, i am highly suspect of any intentions aside from greed.

    September 9, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Randy in AZ

    Has Donald become Muslim? Is he going to build the Islamic Center now? Good for you Donald. They were thinking it would take 10 years to raise the money.

    September 9, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      @Randy in AZ
      Arizona whether had the same affect on me while I was out there

      September 9, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jen

    Makes sense to me. They can then find another place in the general area but further from Ground Zero for their mosque, and go on with their lives quite happily for all I care.

    September 9, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Shelly

    Hey Prentiss...your ignorant ways will only take you so far we all have beliefs and faith and we all are committed American's because we appreciate what this country is based on and its belief system. So don't under-estimate Muslims our prayers are loud and clear peace and prosperity for all
    "Kul 'am wa enta bi-khair!"
    ("May every year find you in good health!")

    in our country we respect the church goers and the church itself...So please respect ours.

    September 9, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  14. oblahma

    Trump 4 World Emperor!!!

    September 9, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Adler McKenzie

    Its a ploy by the Donald. After the brouhaha and media are gone, he'll mention he can't get funding on it.

    September 9, 2010 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • ChrisC

      Cash offer Einstein

      September 10, 2010 at 6:18 am | Report abuse |
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10