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Trump “hurt” that he’s never met de Blasio

The Donald seems “perplexed by it”

April 04, 2015 11:00AM

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Donald Trump and Geraldo Rivera

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Donald Trump and Geraldo Rivera

Donald Trump isn’t getting the attention he’s used to from the mayor. It’s now been 15 months since Mayor Bill de Blasio took office, and Trump says that he has still never met him.

Trump was recently on Geraldo Rivera’s WABC radio show to discuss the recently opened – but long-stalled – municipal golf course at Ferry Point in the Bronx. During the interview, he revealed that he still hasn’t met de Blasio, according to the New York Post.

“Donald seemed perplexed by it, and not a little bit hurt,” Rivera said. “I offered to bring them together.”

However, Rivera added that bringing Trump and de Blasio together on his show isn’t likely as he hasn’t met the mayor either.

“He refuses to talk to me. We ask him every other week,” Rivera told the Post. “But if de Blasio did agree to come on the show, he’d be late anyway.”

When reached for further comment by the Post, Trump simply added that: “I’ve never met him [de Blasio] but I look forward to meeting him someday.” [NYP]Christopher Cameron

  • Marc

    Mr.Trump played a huge role in bringing Manhattan back from the dead. Since he started that, the city has been completely transformed and it’s hard to find a street unblocked by new construction and remodels. The wealth added to the city is incalculable and because of the unabated confidence and brashness of a young Trump thousands of others were spurred on to create the new New York.
    Donald Trump truly loves NYC. He was born & raised here and was laughed and ridiculed from the first day he proposed remaking the old commodore Hotel. He has made mistakes and suffered his share of setbacks. Most successful people have setbacks as it’s what makes them so successful. Losers don’t understand that. They only know to attack. Mr. Trump developed great condo’s, offices, hotels, luxury retail, Casinos, an airline, some of the greatest golf courses and many other ventures.
    People like Mr. Trump with his aggressiveness and risk taking have made lives so much better for Americans and the world.
    I certainly understand why a hard line Communist like de Blasio would not want to meet such a man. They have nothing in common.

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      He also had one of the city’s largest affordable housing portfolios that his father (and he) built–very relevant to DeBlasio’s goals, but that was the pre-run-for-president Donald Trump and his late father’s AH portfolio was sold in 2003.

      • Marc

        I know those buildings well & am friendly with the family who supplied all the widows & doors. The buildings had loads of equity and with some 51% taxes looming was probably best to dump it since it’s not Donald’s focus and likely he would be running it assuming the siblings had an equal share. Yes, his father made a good living in that sector.

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          I agree.

  • Maria

    As a New Yorker, I certainly hope the Mayor has better things to do than meeting with this reality show clown.