Woman, 87: 'Somebody had to stand up' to Trump
She is suing the billionaire star of 'The Apprentice,' claiming he cheated her in a bait-and-switch condo scheme.
An 87-year-old woman who alleges Donald Trump cheated her in a bait-and-switch scheme has told jurors she had qualms about suing the developer-turned-TV star given his power and influence.
But during testimony Monday, when she was asked why she nonetheless took Trump to court, Jacqueline Goldberg replied firmly that "Somebody had to stand up to him."
Goldberg says "The Apprentice" star enticed her into buying two condos at Chicago's Trump International Hotel & Tower with an offer to share profits of the entire building.
But she told jurors at the civil trial in Chicago that she felt "conned" when Trump withdrew the profit-sharing plan after she bought the condos.
Testifying last week, Trump denied the allegations. He also told reporters that Goldberg was in fact trying to rip him off.
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"Somebody had to stand up to him."
Finally, someone who doesn't mince their words. If only our
elected officials had the same courage when facing Big Business.
I wouldn't put it past Trump to cheat an 87 year-old.
This is a case about a senile old coot clearly not having enough sense to stay out of the kitchen when it was too hot to get into in the first place.
But enough about Donald Trump...
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