To fly a large 6’ X 4’ American flag, Trump put up a 50 foot flag pole even though 30 foot is the maximum allowed. The city rushed in and imposed a $1,000 fine per day. Trump and the city argued back and forth. When the fine had reached $120,000 Trump proposed a solution. He would donate that amount to veteran’s organization, would move the flag and pole to a different location in front of the mansion and would only use a 30 foot flag pole. The city smugly agreed. They thought they had won. So Trump brought in the company who does Golf course construction had them build a 20 foot high grassy hill and put a 30 foot flag pole on top of it.
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This is why America loves Donald Trump. The story of his outsized U.S. flag and pole neatly encapsulates what so many people find either most appealing or most distasteful about the business magnate and 2016 Republican presidential candidate: to some he’s the no-nonsense take-charge type who has the power and influence to thwart those who would insist on allowing the enforcement of petty rules or “political correctness” impede the progress of business and the course of “making America great again”; to others he’s a wealthy blowhard who thinks the rules don’t apply to him and habitually bullies other into submitting to feeding his lust for self-aggrandizement and self-enrichment.
Trump got his flag and pole, more or less under his terms, and donated $100,000 “to charities dealing with Iraq War Veterans, [the] American Flag, or the local VA hospital.”
No other candidate would even think of crafting such a solution to such a problem. With panache and boldness, this is why Mr. Trump is trouncing at the poles.