Trump's name restored at Dubai golf complex

Published: December 13, 2015
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A sign is seen after which the words 'Trump International Golf Club' were reaffixed after being removed on Thursday, at the AKOYA by DAMAC development in Dubai December 12, 2015 PHOTO: REUTERS

A sign is seen after which the words 'Trump International Golf Club' were reaffixed after being removed on Thursday, at the AKOYA by DAMAC development in Dubai December 12, 2015 PHOTO: REUTERS

DUBAI: A Dubai real estate firm has restored Donald Trump’s name on a $6 billion golf complex it is building with the US businessman and presidential hopeful, days after taking it down following his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States.

Trump prompted an uproar when he made his comments in response to deadly shootings in California by two Muslims who authorities said were radicalized.

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Gold letters spelling out “Trump International Golf Club,” affixed to a landscaped stone wall at the entrance to the golf complex being built by DAMAC Properties, were removed on Thursday, according to a Reuters photographer.

Two days later they had been restored. DAMAC declined to comment on Sunday on the brief removal.

Trump’s comments provoked a backlash in the Gulf, where he has said he would like to expand business, and one of the region’s biggest retail groups, Landmark, said it was pulling Trump merchandise off its shelves.

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Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, who bought an 85 meter luxury yacht from Trump in 1991, called him a disgrace to all America. “Withdraw from the US presidential race as you will never win,” the prince tweeted.

Trump retorted that the prince, who built up a fortune of $32 billion and announced in July that he would gradually give it all to charity, “wants to control our US politicians with daddy’s money. Can’t do it when I get elected.”

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Stranger
    Dec 13, 2015 - 3:40PM

    Pah !whats in a name anyway. If DT is a partner, then money will go to him anyways whether his name is on the name plate or not . All this is an eyewash. Recommend

  • Naila
    Dec 13, 2015 - 6:15PM

    All that for nothing. Money rules. No matter if it needs a bulldozer to run over muslims, squash them to pick up the loads of dollar dollar bills.Recommend

  • ivehadit
    Dec 13, 2015 - 7:04PM

    Shame on anyone that plays golf at a club that bears Trumps name, in the heart of the Muslim world.Recommend

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