A lawyer for the real estate investor in the proposed mosque building claims Trump's offer to buy him out is "just a cheap attempt to get publicity and get in the limelight." Trump's letter released Thursday offered to give the investor 25% more than what he paid for it. Trump also stated, "I am making this offer as a resident of New York and citizen of the United States, not because I think the location is a spectacular one (because it is not), but because it will end a very serious, inflammatory, and highly divisive situation that is destined, in my opinion, to only get worse." He also imposed the condition that the mosque people promise to relocate at least five blocks away from Ground Zero. We now know his offer of $6 million was turned down, but in my opinion it was a valiant effort by Mr. Trump to bring a resolution to this highly controversial mosque. In the rejection, the lawyer, Wolodymyr Strarosolsky, put forth the figure of $20 million.
What's your thinking in all this-do you think Donald Trump's proposal was a good faith effort? Or do you agree with Starosolsky that Trump was just in it for the publicity? I've provided a link fro Trump's letter below: