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We’ve tripped up Trump!

February 22nd, 2011 by

We’ve had some brilliant news about our Tripping Up Trump campaign – the Press and Journal has revealed that Donald Trump has given up on his plans to evict families from their homes in Menie![1]That’s a huge victory for people power.

Trump playing golf

Photograph by Aaron Sneddon

Standing shoulder to shoulder with brave local residents and campaign group Tripping Up Trump, we made Trump back down. That means families in Menie can go back to living their lives, without worrying that this year could be the last one they spend in their own homes.

Now, we need to make sure that people living in Menie know that if Trump ever tries something like this again, we’ll be ready to send him packing. Click here to send people in Menie a message of on-going support: “we’re glad we’ve got rid of Trump for now but we’ll be ready if he comes back in the future”.

Life for people in Menie has been difficult while this struggle has been going on. It’s hard to make plans and get on with your life when you know that someone so powerful is trying to chuck you out of your home, so he can build a big golf course over it.

But thousands of us signed our petition, and sent messages to local councillors, telling them that we wouldn’t stay quiet while they put profit before local people’s happiness. We need to make sure that they know that if Trump tries it again, we’ll be ready to pile on the pressure. Then we’ll get all our messages together, and deliver them to Menie.

This is a huge victory for people power. Over 20,000 of us got together to stop Trump’s plans for Menie. It shows that when we work together, we can win even when our opponent is one of the most powerful businessmen in the world.

Together, 38 Degrees members are changing events. On Thursday, we found out that the government in London had reversed its plans to sell off forests in England, after a people-powered campaign involved over half a million of us. The day before, we discovered that plans for a cow factory farm in Lincolnshire had been dropped after our huge public campaign. Now, thousands of us will be getting together to decide what we’re going to do next. [2]

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    we can win even when our opponent is one of the most powerful businessmen in the world.

  • Anon

    Unfortunately I don't see this as a win..had you played it correctly these people fighting to save their homes could have been financially set for life, as could plenty of unemployed people in the area who were looking at this development as an employment opportunity. For the sake of a few people the whole area could suffer from the lack of income that this development would have brought.

  • Lizm

    There are some things in life more important than money, these families have shown that and I salute them for it. Why should they be forced to move from their homes when they dont want to go. Trump didnt need their land or so he says initially, just being greedy and trying to push his weight around like a bully.

  • Chris

    Ah yes, the old trickle down effect idea. You do realise it doesn't happen in real life don't you?

    In real life, people have to work for the guy who destroyed many people's homes, to build a golf course most of them have little chance of affording to play on. All that for a minimum wage job? I don't think so.

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