Yet another one of Donald Trump‘s luxury resorts is in serious trouble. This time, it’s his golf club in Doonbeg, Ireland.
According to a local news report, Irish annual corporate filings show the property, which Trump purchased in 2014, lost twice as much money in 2020 than it did the previous year, bleeding out almost $4.5 million and losing more than half its workforce.
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Of course, a lot of this had to do with business shrinking due to the pandemic, but the resort has never actually made money in all the years Trump has owned it. In fact, none of his three properties in Ireland or Scotland have ever turned a profit. They’ve all been operating in the red for years.
Mother Jones reports:
While Trump often paints himself as property developer with strong ties to New York City, in recent years the Doonbeg course and two Scottish golf resorts have become the financial heart of the Trump Organization, with Trump having invested several hundred million dollars in the properties. Of the three resorts, Doonbeg has been the smallest drain on the company, with Trump believed to have put about $46 million into the property since he purchased it. But like the two Scottish properties, it has never come close to profitability.
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During his presidency, Trump’s adult children stayed at the Doonbeg property numerous times, and in 2019, ex-VP Mike Pence took a detour there during a diplomatic trip to Ireland. All those visits were funded by American taxpayers and the money went straight into Trump’s pockets.
News of the resort’s struggles comes not long after the ex-president was kicked off Forbes’ list of the 400 richest people in America, a coveted group he’s belonged to for more than two decades.
Graham Gremore is the Features Editor and a Staff Writer at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.
Oh my god would you PLEASE take the Colbert route and not mention him by name and TRY not to talk about him all the time unless it really relates to LGBT stuff or is actually of substance. My god
I agree with you. I am VERY tired of seeing article after article here focusing on Trump and the associated MAGA crowd. He is talked about EVERYWHERE. When I come to a queer site I’d prefer to see queer articles.
I do get it though. Trump/MAGA stories generate huge numbers of comments, and therefore I assume huge numbers of views. Shame on us. We’re only hurting ourselves by elevating our negativity/rage responses, with no actual benefit to ourselves.
And before anyone replies with the tired and routine “but you’re here commenting” I will say that I didn’t read the article, and came only to post this “request” for this queer site to do queer stories. I’d even write some myself!
I kinda enjoy the articles. It’s total schadenfreude but anyone who advocates, funds, or commits harm against me and mine I won’t even pretend my enjoyment isn’t petty when life gives them a drubbing.
So the person who is the head of the GOP, who appoints anti-LGBTQ judges and attacks our rights is not anybody who should be reported on when he is failing?
Why is it always some new account that jumps into the first comment on ANY article about Trump crying when stories about his failures pop up?
I never see you all show up on the articles where he isn’t failing.
@DennisMpls : I disagree with what you said about it not benefitting us. It benefits us because it lets us get things off our chest, whether the issue is LGBT+ related or not, so our mental and physical health can be maintained.
Anyone in the news today needs to be reported on, whether they affect a person directly or not, because that person may be affected by what the miscreant has done, and Trump affected millions of people already, and still does, in many ways.
But in all fairness Cam, Queerty would never print an article that would show a Trump ”success”, only his failures.
Jacquelope, I do understand where you’re coming from. And everyone is different, so I can’t know the inner workings of someone else’s mind. But psychologically speaking, repetitive rage and anger are for MOST people not healthy. Beyond that though, my thought is that Trump is discussed nonstop EVERYWHERE. Queer issues are NOT discussed everywhere, and I think it would benefit us as a community if we got more queer stories on a queer site. It would be incredibly easy to keep up on the horrors and failings of Trumpworld without reading about them here.
The queer world is wide and deep and fascinating. Our issues and our stories should be told. We’re wasting our time and our energy if we come to a queer site and then read about the failings of a group of people we despise.
But if it gives you pleasure then go for it.
Agreed, all this (over) exposure are giving us trumperrhoids.
You have noticed it too – definitely developed a very unhealthy case of Trump Derangement Syndrome to the point of forgetting their real purpose. Sad.
is this the poster child of the new money and how to spend it.
Trump Derangement Syndrome.
A phrase used by MAGA trolls when they want to hide negative information about Trump.
NO Trump is the deranged one in all of this. He is still dangerous like the snake he is. Never quit reporting on him. HIS ADMINISTRATION WAS THE WORST IN HISTORY FOR GAY PEOPLE. I want to know when he and his kids no longer walk the earth so I can urinate on the kids grave and not on his since we know from russia he loves that
@Cam ; I always thought, that TDS referred to Trump alone (how he acted, and to a point, his “followers”) rather than to his opponents. This comes from seeing news reports about him since he first began running for office.
You know what’s sad? You when trump lost the popular vote a second time.
Who cares let it die, Trump is a total failure
Yes and he will never be the gop candidate and he will never beat Hillary and he wont harm anyone because he is tooo stupid about the job itself. NO keep the stories coming so we are never surprised byu this monster
Don’t look behind the curtains! Believe me we’re the most honest! Trust me! You’re on this list, Trollette.
Come on guys, you’re totally missing the point. Yes, look behind all the curtains, dig up all the dirt. But we have story after story after story after story that say the same things, and things that are reported everywhere else. Speaking for myself, and I strongly suspect for many others, I’ll get my Trump news elsewhere, when something significant actually happens. And I’d like to get my queer news and my queer discussions on queer sites like this one.
Well said Dennis. My sentiments exactly.
Geesh! Please, Trump begone!
Graham Gremore’s obsession with the Trumps is very Perez Hilton Britney Spears early-mid 2000s. Just complete the transformation and start scribbling d*cks and sh*t on the pictures that accompany these posts.
This screename has already been exposed as the same old right wing troll.
We get it, you’re here to defend Trump, and are happy to break out 4 screenames to do it.
@Cam Only in your sick, twisted head. In the real world, no, no it hasn’t. Because I’m not a troll and I have never defended the Trumps. I’m simply somebody who is sick and tired of hearing about the, seeing posts about them, and having to scroll through all of Graham Gremore’s Trumpian masturbatory fantasies when I visit this site. Biden is president now. There are other things going on in the US and the world that Q could be posting about. Especially things related to the LGBTQ+ community. Unless it’s about them going to prison or dying I’m pretty sure most people here don’t care about them.
Awww, but see, that’s where you always mess it up. Doesn’t matter what sceename you’re under, your obsessive need to attack this same Queerty writer always comes out.
And the fact that you seem to show so much ager that they would DARE write an article that is negative towards Trump also makes you obvious.
If you TRULY Didn’t give a cr*p about Trump etc. then you would do what the rest of us do when the topic bores us, we skip it. But no, you come in here under multiple screenames and scream and yell that they DARED to write an article about Trump.
Don’t get mad because your trolling is obvious and weak.
@Cam None of what you just said has any basis in reality. Well except the hating on Graham Gremore. But I’ve done that in posts not at all related to the Trumps, republicans, etc, etc. Ever since he was put in charge of Q he’s used the site as his personal sounding board. I’m tired of seeing the same crap you’re obsessed with, sorry I mean Graham is obsessed with, a lot of which is not LGBTQ+ related. And if Graham, again sorry, you weren’t going around calling everyone who disagrees with him a Russian troll you’d see I’m not the only one who feels that way.
No matter how many times you copy and paste the same tired and weak comment about somebody being a troll it doesn’t mean that they are. Or that it’s true. This isn’t Oz Dorothy. You can click your heels over and over again. It’s not going to make your fantasies a reality.
Now I’ll sit back and watch as you sign into your other accounts and jump in to defend yourself.
Translation: Trump’s businesses are failing, Trump pushed through bigoted anti-LGBTQ judges and policies, and yet it enrages you that it is pointed out that although he was touted as a great businessmen, none of his businesses ever succeed.
Why the rage? Why the anger? Why the attack on a writer for simply bringing that up? If this was something that you were bored with, or didn’t seem relevant, you wouldn’t bother to come on to all the posts about Trump and rage comment, you would simply ignore them and move to the next story.
As always, and under all your screenames, your troll game is sad and weak.
@Cam You need to get your translator microbes fixed because that’s not at all what I said. Not even close.
I’m not angry so much as frustrated. I explained why but since you don’t actually read or comprehend what other folks write I’m not going to bother reiterating it. Just refer back to my previous reply.
Um, no. I actually don’t read and comment on every Trump or Trump adjacent post that you, sorry, Graham posts on Q. Most I do ignore. If you were even slightly intelligent you’d know that. All you have to do is go back through the heaps of Trump posts here and add up the number of times I’ve commented.
As always your troll hunting game is sad and weak.
A whole lot of words, all to deflect from the fact that Trump, who was touted as an amazing businessmen continually has all his businesses fail.
He inherited over $400 million dollars, and is now in debt hundreds of millions of dollars and his last few businesses are failing.
@Cam How many times did your parents drop you on your head as a baby because they couldn’t put the crack pipes away?
I don’t care about Trump or his ilk. I have no interest in what he inherited, his failing businesses, his kids’ lives, or his bought and paid for wife who entered the country illegally.
I. Don’t. Care. About. Any. Of. It.
Unless it’s about him going to prison or dying I don’t want to see or hear about Trump. Especially on Q because it’s pushing relevant LGBTQ+ content off an LGBTQ+ site. Your obsession with him is borderline pathological. I’m starting to think you actually admire or are in love with this tw*t. Cam doth protest too much.
And now folks, get ready to see Cam claim that Jaycee changed over to one of his other troll accounts so that he could defend himself. And Cam is so P*ssed that I baited him with this comment.
Graham, I mean Cam, You are not a very good writer. I can identify your articles simply by the titles. Always the same: (insert name) is having an awful day; (insert name)is freaking out, (insert name) made a statement today and the internet is going wild. I just wish Queerty had a filter that would let the reader filter out Graham’s over sensationalized stories or any story about the Trump’s that are typically full of fiction with a sprinkling of fact but always delighting in someone else’s pain. As Dennis stated in an earlier post here, I’ll get my Trump news elsewhere, I come to Queerty for Queer news.
He inherited over $400 million dollars, and now is broke and in a massive amount of debt. Republicans don’t know how to handle money.
he is right. If you didnt care you wouldnt get so mad
Trump is a danger to us all; I’m glad for these updates, because keeping abreast of developments that may aide or impede his regaining power is a part of good national and global citizenship. Losing interest or worse conspiring in misdirection may only lead to more pain. I encourage Queerty to keep the Trump-watch ongoing as long as he still draws breath.
Fahd, what you seem to be saying is that you only read Queerty, and so if they don’t print Trump stories day after day you won’t know what’s happening with them. And also that you aren’t all that interested in actual queer journalism. I know that sounds snarky, but I really don’t mean it to be. Trumpworld has poisoned so much of our society and our discourse. Does it have to poison one of the few sites supposedly devoted to the queer “agenda”?
@DennisMpls: Yes, I think it’s starting to cut into the queer entertainment coverage – not good for a fluff site like Queerty. I usually read the anti-Trump stuff here, but Queerty didn’t even mention the recent Showtime miniseries “American Rust” and its gay characters (mainly Oscar, played by David Alvarez) which definitely deserved a mention. Oscar’s homosexuality was pretty central to the story.
Also there’s the annoying sameness of the Trump headlines – we get it, Queerty guys, you all loved “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” when you were little kids – but that may be an unsolvable problem!
Another story Queerty has totally overlooked: Amy Schneider, the first transgender “Jeopardy!” contestant to qualify for the Tournament of Champions. In the past year of “controversy” there, Queerty has had several “Jeopardy” articles with almost no LGBT angle whatsoever!
www. washingtonpost.com/ arts-entertainment/2021/12/02/jeopardy-amy-schneider-winning-streak/
@Dennis, your interpretation doesn’t jive with my reality at all. I suppose it doesn’t seem like it, but I read a variety of sources daily. Queerty can serve more than one function. I think their right-wing watch function which includes monitoring the orange monster is one of their important functions in protecting the gay agenda, and I encourage them to carry on.
Fahd, I don’t always agree with your stand but I can always can find reason to respect your stand. That said, I believe Queerty has succeeded in their “non agenda” of making the LGBTQ community believe all their problems are rooted in the Right wing party. I’m not claiming the majority of the right doesn’t understand and support the community as open armed as the left does, but I think it is dangerous to set your sights only on the right wing party as the cause of all the LGBTQ problems. The continued and repeated making up of bad news for Trump where there really isn’t any new bad news only serves to brainwash people into thinking only the worst about him. I’m in no way trying to promote Trump or his own brainwashed followers, instead, I’m trying to warn others that the left wing cause can brainwash their own followers just like Trump has his. I implore everyone to step back from the alleged “news”, digest only the factual information and make your own conclusion. I’m fine if you want to debate factual information for or against Trump but please don’t think that Queerty is actually reporting very much factual information. Delete the stories of impending gloom, doom, and legal indictments for Trump and his family, because very few of which have come to pass, and you won’t have much news about Trump on this site. If the major political news outlets covered LGBTQ news as often and unfactually as Queerty covers politics, you would see their straight viewers equally as dissatisfied as the gay viewers are here.
Whatever will you professional homosexuals do in 2024 I hate to rush time since life is so short but this will be so much fun to watch after what this addle brain has done to this country in less than a year. The people who work and pay for things in this country will vote with their wallets for sure. The limited impact you social Justice warriors on this site make will be minimal. Actually I’d love it to be a djt vs kameltoe because it would be an even easier path to election because no one but the lunatic aoc, omar types would vote for that. I literally can’t wait. Now as i post this I’ll wait for the usual replies from Cam calling me a troll or one of multiple screen name bullshit when in fact I’m none of the above. But go ahead anyway.
“I’m not a troll but you’re professional homosexuals and go trump woooo!”
Whoa – we can get paid just for being homosexuals? Where do I sign up?
The Troll account is getting desperate, it brought out this old warhorse screename.
So the people who work and pay for things in this country….hmm, you mean the people in California which is running 40 billion dollar surpluses? NY and MA which are rich? Or do you mean the people in KY, WV, AL, which have some of the highest food stamp usage and people vote against their own interests because the Republican party tells them to hate “The Gays” and Black people?
What’s the going rate for “Professional Gays”? I’ve misplaced my official gay handbook.
All Gave Some
Some Gave All
is what it says on a Veterans Against Trump T-shirt.
I believe the t-shirt is still available.
If you don’t want to read a Trump article, don’t click on it. It’s like a kindergarten down here.
I suppose what upsets you about the trump stories is that you might find yourself ALL ALONE defending trump while others move on. Now thats sad.
I’m cool with a Trump story when it’s actually factual NEW information. All that gets posted here is a different slant on the up coming indictments that never seem to materialize. Queerty just seems intent to keep all the believers riled up for the day if and when it happens. I’m not trying to promote Trump and his zombie followers, I just don’t want to see everyone here becoming equally zombie followers of Queerties repeated non factual predictions. I’ll gladly read the article about Trump being indicted when that actually happens, until then, I got the message that Queerty thinks it’s going to happen.
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