A new website has surfaced seeking stories of business dealings with Donald Trump.
The website, TrumpScrewedMe.wpengine.com is looking for people who have been victimized by a Trump run business. In asking for information, the website makes the following plea:
“If you have been personally screwed by Trump, or have a friend or relative who has been taken advantage of by Trump, we want to hear from you! Telling your story will help make sure that others like you are not abused by Trump. Together, we can put an end to Donald Trump’s aggressive business tactics that hurt hard-working Americans while he’s padding his pockets with your blood, sweat and money.”
The website was created by Progress Florida and American Bridge. Trump, the Republican Party’s Presidential nominee, has been hounded by allegations that he has stiffed contractors on his various construction projects.
In June, USA Today reported an Atlantic City, New Jersey cabinet-maker was cheated out of $316.400 by the Trump Organization. The contract, negotiated during the mid 1980s, called for work involving cabinets, bars, slot machines and registrations desks at Harrah’s in Trump Plaza.
“The worst part was dealing with the Trumps,” Paul Friel, son of Edward Friel, Jr., owner of the Philadelphia company told USA Today.
Stories of Trump dragging out legal disputes in court are not hard to find. The USA Today report showed Trump to be involved in more than 3,500 lawsuits in the past three decades, including projects in Palm Beach and Miami-Dade Counties.
During his rise in the Republican debates, Trump repeatedly boasted of his ability to escape the Atlantic City bubble with minimal damage.
“Atlantic City is a disaster. And I did great in Atlantic City. I knew when to get out. My timing was great,” Trump said during a GOP debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum in September of 2015.
Others were not so impressed.
“Five thousand people lost their jobs,” remarked former New York Governor George Pataki. “You know people in this difficult economic time who have lost their job and the pain that causes. He (Trump) didn’t lose anything. Five thousand lost their jobs. He will do for America what he did for Atlantic City.”