Donald Trump

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Donald Trump is a real-estate mogul and reality TV personality. He is the 45th president of the United States of America.

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Involvement in Charlottesville

Trump's involvement in the Charlottesville area involves his 2011 purchase of Kluge Estate Winery and Vineyards, now known as Trump Winery. He bought the property after Patricia Kluge's estate fell on hard times.[1]

In addition to the winery, Trump also owns Kluge's onetime mansion, Albemarle House. [2] He initially based his claim on the right of first refusal clause placed in the deed to the house when Patricia Kluge won the house in her divorce from John Kluge. The clause stipulated that whoever owned the property surrounding the house at the time of the house's sale could purchase the house by matching the highest bid. In August 2012, Judge Norman K. Moon rejected Trump Virginia Acquisition's claim to the house, saying that Trump and Bank of America's dual ownership of the property nullified the clause. Trump has filed an appeal of the decision.[3] Trump wound up settling with the bank and purchased the estate for $6.5 million. [2]


  1. Web. Trump in talks to buy socialite Kluge's Charlottesville vineyard and estate, Annie Gowen and Steve Yanda, The Washington Post, 17 Feb 2011, retrieved 25 June 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Web. Donald Trump buys Kluge estate in Charlottesville, Kathy Orton, Washington Post, September 26, 2012, retrieved October 9, 2012.
  3. Web. Judge strikes Trump claim, Samantha Koon, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, August 17, 2012, retrieved August 20, 2012. Print. August 18, 2012 page A1.

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