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Trump lies AGAIN...

Posted by on Aug. 19, 2017 at 7:06 PM
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Trump’s Charlottesville Winery Has Absolutely No Connection To Him

The winery that Trump has claimed to own denies having anything to do with him.

At the tail end of President Donald Trump's ill-fated press conference earlier this week at which he claimed there was "blame on both sides" for the violence in Charlottesville, Trump boasted of owning a winery in Charlottesville, Virginia.

"I own actually one of the largest wineries in the United States. It is in Charlottesville."

He repeated this fun fact multiple times. 

And it did not go unnoticed.

But we have a fun fact of our own: turns out this "Trump winery" in fact does not belong to Donald Trump at all. They even have disclaimers on their website clarifying as much:

"Trump Winery is a registered trade name of Eric Trump Wine Manufacturing LLC, which is not owned, managed, or affiliated with Donald J. Trump, The Trump Organization, or any of their affiliates."

To make matters worse for Donald, Annette Boyd, a director of the Virginia wine board, tells us that it is not one of the largest wineries of its kind in the U.S. It's not even the largest winery in Virginia.

Again, Twitter had to rub it in.

It's OK that you don't own everything, Donald...



Why?


by on Aug. 19, 2017 at 7:06 PM
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lwalker270
by Silver Member on Aug. 19, 2017 at 7:13 PM
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I think it might be easier if people just post when he tells the truth.  Much less time-consuming. 

ILive4This
by Robin on Aug. 19, 2017 at 7:16 PM
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He just does it. He lies and brags automatically. Before, nobody checked his claims. Now that he's trying to destroy everything,  we're paying closer attention.

LancesMom
by Gold Member on Aug. 19, 2017 at 7:21 PM
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Ha! I was just mentioning this.

He reacts. He thinks, "Hey this person doesn't know me, I can say anything to them. They will think I am great"!

He seems to forget he has the whole freaken nation fact checking him. His BS isn't working anymore...

I cannot even imagine how the people he made deals with is handling this right now. They have to know now he conned his way through the deal!

SeanandNoahsmom
by Dawn on Aug. 19, 2017 at 7:24 PM
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Since his son apparently owns it, Trump figures it is all in the family, I guess.
And, anything associated with our dear president has to be the biggest, most visited, etc. And I am sure the house he owns there is also the largest mansion in Virginia. No, the nation. Okay, on earth!
readyforhim
by Bronze Member on Aug. 19, 2017 at 7:25 PM
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Without an ounce of self control, he can't shutup.

This is why he has been profiled to not be as rich as he says he is.

And why those taxes are still a secret.
BmoreRavens
by Silver Member on Aug. 19, 2017 at 8:26 PM
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Trump Winery

    Watch the Video


    From our award-winning wines to memorable events to our world-class accommodations, there are innumerous ways to experience the magic of Trump Winery. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in central Virginia, Trump Winery’s stunning 1,300-acre estate lies just a few miles from James Monroe’s Highland and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, the birthplace of American viticulture. We pride ourselves on creating the finest terroir-driven sparkling, white, and red wines, which have won numerous national and international medals and best-in-class designations. Planted with 210 acres of French vinifera varieties, Trump Winery is Virginia’s largest vineyard and the largest vinifera vineyard on the East Coast.

    Since opening in 2011, our Tasting Room has delighted guests with its warm atmosphere, gourmet cuisine, and sweeping vineyard views. Our unparalleled hospitality and engaging lineup of signature events transform first-time visitors into enthusiastic regulars. With multiple awe-inspiring and fully-customizable event venues , we have the ongoing honor of being a part of our guests’ most important celebrations.
    In 2015, we proudly opened Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery, a boutique luxury hotel offering guests the opportunity to stay at one of the most prestigious and architecturally significant residences in history. The 26,000 square-foot, 45-room mansion has been called “one of America’s true treasures.” Surrounded by vineyards and beautiful countryside, our guests enjoy an extensive list of amenities and signature Trump quality and service.

    Now it’s your time. We invite you to experience why Wine Enthusiast names Virginia wine country one of the “Top 10 Wine Travel Destinations” in the world.


    BmoreRavens
    by Silver Member on Aug. 19, 2017 at 8:42 PM
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    Quoting SeanandNoahsmom: Since his son apparently owns it, Trump figures it is all in the family, I guess. And, anything associated with our dear president has to be the biggest, most visited, etc. And I am sure the house he owns there is also the largest mansion in Virginia. No, the nation. Okay, on earth!

    Trump buys former Kluge-owned winery


      

    First there was Trump Ice spring water. Then Trump chocolate and Trump tea. Now comes Trump wine.

    The real estate mogul and much-buzzed-about GOP presidential contender  snapped up a well-known Charlottesville winery for $6.2 million at a foreclosure auction Thursday, giving him a bottling facility where barrels of wine await the perfect final touch: a label with his name on it.

    “It’s only Trump,” he declared by phone after the auction at the Kluge Estate Winery and Vineyard. “Everything is Trump!”

    Trump, who is suddenly running behind only Mitt Romney in one GOP presidential poll, is one of the country’s most recognizable businessmen. His skyscrapers, hotels and golf courses stretch from Honolulu to Manhattan to Dubai. Seven years ago, he launched a wildly popular reality TV show, “The Apprentice,” and reveled in delivering his favorite line to those who had failed to please him: “You’re fired!”

    He made headlines in 2009 when he made his first foray into Virginia real estate, purchasing a 600-acre golf club along the Potomac River in Loudoun County and promptly renaming it the Trump National Golf Club.

    In recent weeks, he has begun wheeling and dealing in the shadow of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, buying up bits and pieces of the historic Piedmont properties once owned by embattled socialite Patricia Kluge. On Thursday, he beat out other bidders for Kluge’s 776-acre vineyard at far less than its appraised value.

    “I’m really interested in good real estate, not so much in wine,” Trump said. “This place had a $28 million mortgage on it, and I bought it for $6.2 million. It’s a Trump deal!”

    He said he is likely to keep Kluge, 62, who has won awards for her wines, and her husband, former IBM executive William Moses, on to run the operation.

    “She has a great instinct for wine, which I don’t,” he said.

    Kluge — a statuesque Brit who was once married to the country’s richest man — did not attend the auction at her former property, where a garden party atmosphere reigned. Her former neighbors and farmhands came to watch the proceedings, sipping sparkling water and noshing on tiny ham-filled biscuits as the auctioneer bellowed. Some of them even brought their dogs.

    Later, Kluge declared herself “thrilled that Donald owns the company” because he has assured her that he wants to continue making wine.

    “We are committed, and he is committed,” she said, “and great things are going to come from the Kluge Estate and for the Virginia wine industry.”

    Kluge, whose divorce from billionaire media magnate John Kluge left her with $15 million, dreamed of making a world-class Virginia wine when she planted her vineyard in 1999. She spent lavishly on about 200 acres of chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon and other types of grapes and hired a famous wine blender, Michel Rolland, from Bordeaux, France, to mix her red wines.  

    At first, the investment seemed to pay off: Kluge sparkling wines and its blended reds won accolades and were served at the White House and at the rehearsal dinner for Chelsea Clinton’s wedding last summer.

    Over the years, Kluge and Moses gained somewhat controversial reputations in the close-knit wine industry, with some vintners sniping that the two were rich self-promoters whose success had more to do with their well-connected friends than the quality of their wine.

    In the past two years, as the pair aggressively tried to expand the winery during the economic downturn, they fell on hard times. Kluge began selling her art and antiques, then listed her vast English-style manor, Albemarle House, for $100 million last year. She lost the vineyard to foreclosure in December and the estate this year.

    At that time, Trump — who has known Kluge since they were in their 20s — stepped in and began negotiating to buy some of Kluge’s properties at bargain prices. But it is still unclear what he will do with his expanding Virginia fiefdom.

    For example, he has the rights to buy the sprawling Albemarle House, with its wine grotto and helicopter pad, but hasn’t moved forward because he says the bank’s price of $16 million is too steep. However, the Trump Organization recently completed the purchase of the home’s sweeping 200-acre front lawn, which overlooks the Blue Ridge Mountains. At one time, the land was an Arnold Palmer-designed golf course, but it is fallow.

    “We’ll be happy on the front lawn,” Jason D. Greenblatt, executive vice president and general counsel of the Trump Organization, quipped at Thursday’s sale. “Who is going to pay that for a house with no front yard?”

    Exactly, his boss agreed. “That’s why I’m Trump!” he said.

    Todd Haymore, the state secretary of agriculture, said he was “very pleased” to hear of the mogul’s foray into winemaking. Industry officials had long said they hoped that the Kluge vineyard would be preserved amid the financial chaos. In recent years, the Virginia wine industry has grown to more than 180 vineyards and, although small, has a growing reputation for quality.

    “It appears Mr. Trump has taken the first step toward making Virginia wine,” Haymore said. “We believe if he’s successful, he’ll help take Virginia wines to greater heights.”


    msb64
    by Platinum Member on Aug. 19, 2017 at 8:45 PM
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    While Trump purchased the vineyard in 2011, he turned management over to his son, Eric, in 2011. It is now owned by Eric Trump Wine Manufacturing LLC, according to the winery's website.

    As to the claim that it was the largest on the east coast or in the U.S., the National Association of American Wineries told Politifact that it is neither the largest when it comes to acreage or when measured by wine production.

    Trump winery produces around 36,000 cases of wine per year, while Chateau Morrisette Winery in Floyd, Virginia, produces 60,000 cases per year.

    http://www.travelandleisure.com/food-drink/wine/trump-winery-charlottesville

    Quoting BmoreRavens:
    Trump Winery

      Watch the Video

      From our award-winning wines to memorable events to our world-class accommodations, there are innumerous ways to experience the magic of Trump Winery. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in central Virginia, Trump Winery’s stunning 1,300-acre estate lies just a few miles from James Monroe’s Highland and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, the birthplace of American viticulture. We pride ourselves on creating the finest terroir-driven sparkling, white, and red wines, which have won numerous national and international medals and best-in-class designations. Planted with 210 acres of French vinifera varieties, Trump Winery is Virginia’s largest vineyard and the largest vinifera vineyard on the East Coast.

      Since opening in 2011, our Tasting Room has delighted guests with its warm atmosphere, gourmet cuisine, and sweeping vineyard views. Our unparalleled hospitality and engaging lineup of signature events transform first-time visitors into enthusiastic regulars. With multiple awe-inspiring and fully-customizable event venues , we have the ongoing honor of being a part of our guests’ most important celebrations.
      In 2015, we proudly opened Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery, a boutique luxury hotel offering guests the opportunity to stay at one of the most prestigious and architecturally significant residences in history. The 26,000 square-foot, 45-room mansion has been called “one of America’s true treasures.” Surrounded by vineyards and beautiful countryside, our guests enjoy an extensive list of amenities and signature Trump quality and service.

      Now it’s your time. We invite you to experience why Wine Enthusiast names Virginia wine country one of the “Top 10 Wine Travel Destinations” in the world.


      turtle68
      by Mahinaarangi on Aug. 19, 2017 at 8:47 PM
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      Got anything to say the orange shit stain owns it?  No....ok then.

      Quoting BmoreRavens:
      Trump Winery

        Watch the Video

        From our award-winning wines to memorable events to our world-class accommodations, there are innumerous ways to experience the magic of Trump Winery. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in central Virginia, Trump Winery’s stunning 1,300-acre estate lies just a few miles from James Monroe’s Highland and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, the birthplace of American viticulture. We pride ourselves on creating the finest terroir-driven sparkling, white, and red wines, which have won numerous national and international medals and best-in-class designations. Planted with 210 acres of French vinifera varieties, Trump Winery is Virginia’s largest vineyard and the largest vinifera vineyard on the East Coast.

        Since opening in 2011, our Tasting Room has delighted guests with its warm atmosphere, gourmet cuisine, and sweeping vineyard views. Our unparalleled hospitality and engaging lineup of signature events transform first-time visitors into enthusiastic regulars. With multiple awe-inspiring and fully-customizable event venues , we have the ongoing honor of being a part of our guests’ most important celebrations.
        In 2015, we proudly opened Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery, a boutique luxury hotel offering guests the opportunity to stay at one of the most prestigious and architecturally significant residences in history. The 26,000 square-foot, 45-room mansion has been called “one of America’s true treasures.” Surrounded by vineyards and beautiful countryside, our guests enjoy an extensive list of amenities and signature Trump quality and service.

        Now it’s your time. We invite you to experience why Wine Enthusiast names Virginia wine country one of the “Top 10 Wine Travel Destinations” in the world.


        BmoreRavens
        by Silver Member on Aug. 19, 2017 at 8:54 PM
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        Quoting ILive4This:

        He just does it. He lies and brags automatically. Before, nobody checked his claims. Now that he's trying to destroy everything,  we're paying closer attention.

        I checked, and Donald Trump, Sr. bought the winery in 2011. If you were all paying closer attention you would have known that; instead of believing the lies that are being told about Trump.

        “It appears Mr. Trump has taken the first step toward making Virginia wine,” Haymore said. “We believe if he’s successful, he’ll help take Virginia wines to greater heights. The real estate mogul and much-buzzed-about GOP presidential contender snapped up a well-known Charlottesville winery for $6.2 million at a foreclosure auction Thursday, giving him a bottling facility where barrels of wine await the perfect final touch: a label with his name on it." -end quote

        It's tough having to eat crow!! ;)



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