Trump versus Trump

Believe it or not, Donald Trump sued people whose last name was actually “Trump” for using their own name.

It turns out that there is a company founded by brothers Eddie and Jules Trump called “The Trump Group”. They do a lot of real estate development in places like Florida, but when they tried to buy a business in the New York area, Donald Trump sued them, claiming that their “recent entrance in the New York area utilizing the name ‘the Trump Group’ can only be viewed as a poorly veiled attempt at trading on the goodwill, reputation and financial credibility of the plaintiff.”

He lost.

This is especially hilarious because Trump had a twitter war with Jon Stewart about the fact that Trump is actually not the Donald’s real family name (it’s Drumpf).


Originally published at Political Irony.