Yep, if this isn’t the perfect metaphor for who Trump is and hopes to be as POTUS, Donald Trump has been giving out diamond cuff links to his pals for years. But in reality, they’re as fake as his tan.
At least three receivers later learned that the Trump gifts were not what they appeared to be.
Charlie Sheen recently called out The Donald for the ruse, saying Trump once gave him his own cuff links as a wedding present and bragged they came from one of the city’s leading jewelers.
Sheen told the BBC’s Graham Norton, referring to a time he ran into Trump and his wife in a restaurant about five years ago,
“He says . . .‘I want to give you an early wedding gift as a gesture from me and Melania — and she doesn’t say a word, she’s very sweet and very pretty but just kinda sits there.
He says, ‘These are platinum diamond Harry Winston,’ and he pulls off his cuff links, and he gives them to me.”
The actor said he took the links to an appraiser six months later (why would he do that?) only to learn that they were worthless.
“She took [her magnifying] loupe, spent about 4 seconds and kind of recoiled from it… Sheen quipped. “She says, ‘In their finest moment, this is cheap pewter and bad zirconias.’ And they’re stamped ‘Trump.’”
According to the NY Post, the real estate mogul pulled the same thing on his mentor, the late Roy Cohn, years earlier, according to another report.
Trump gave Cohn a pair of “diamond-encrusted’’ cuff links and buttons in a box from famed jeweler Bulgari as a present, said the New York Times.
Cohn’s partner, Peter Fraser, who inherited the items , said he later had them appraised, and they turned out to be knock-offs.
A Trump source told The Post on Tuesday that after The Donald engaged in a fake ringside take-down of wrestling honcho Vince McMahon in 2007, he griped to the promoter that he lost one of his ‘Trump-stamped’ cuff links worth $50,000.
The source said the links were actually valued at less than $100.
But “that’s just Donald. It’s just very Donald,” said the insider, who heard the mogul tell the story.
“Very Donald”, means a liar? Anyway, Trump sells his own line of cuff links through his Donald J. Trump Signature Collection that are made in China of cheap metal and they go for $39.99. The Post says a spokeswoman for Trump did not return a request for comment.
(via NY Post)