Done Deal: Trump Organization Moves Forward on “Trump Tower” in Claiborne


CLAIBORNE, MD —More than a few citizens in Talbot County woke up Friday morning a bit dazed and confused after learning that The Trump Organization (TTO), the billion dollar real estate arm of presidential candidate Donald Trump’s financial empire, plans to move forward with the construction of a 24-floor story highrise in downtown Claiborne.

In a surprising development, Trump lawyers and land use experts have determined that due to the vague language found in the 2015 Comprehensive plan on regulations for building height limitations and infill zoning, the corporation’s resort subsidiary will begin construction of the first known skyscraper on the Eastern Shore of Maryland this June.

In order to move forward with the new Trump Tower, TTO executives did cut back on their original design, which called for a total of fifty residential floors as well as more expensive subterranean parking for both resident cars and boats. In addition, space was provided on the 15th floor for the Claiborne Community Center as well as a Talbot County Council VIP room on the 18th floor.

To the surprise of many, Trump Tower is now seen as a welcome addition to the small rural community of approximately 200 full time residents. Some see the new hotel and spa as an example of how Claiborne, once one of Maryland’s top resort communities in the 1920s, may in fact be able to reclaim that rank soon. Other residents were quick to point out the increase in the real estate value of their homes.

What has not been resolved so far is the question of whether or not Donald Trump will actually take up residence in Claiborne.  Shielded from direct negotiations with stakeholders due to his current presidential campaign, Trump instead delegated contract authority to his son, Eric. Nonetheless, preliminary architectural renderings suggest that the 23rd floor as been designed by Trump’s wife in preparation for the couple seeking a weekend getaway if Trump wins the Presidency in November.

This video is approximately three minutes in length.This story was written on April 1, also known as April Fools Day in North America 

Letters to Editor

  1. Maureen McHugh says:

    How can we get on the waiting list. We want to buy into a duck blind suite!

  2. Ann Hymes says:

    Love it! Bravo! Let’s plan a party in the new Talbot County Council VIP room — with baloney sandwiches all around!

  3. Peter Hartjens says:

    “Downtown” Claoborne???

  4. Jack Thompson says:

    Great April Fools story.

  5. Lyn Lansdale says:

    I loved this article! It made my day. In light of a possible defeat in his presidential race, perhaps the Donald will become a Come Here who wants to live in Claiborne like many of us. Not sure we would want him in Claiborne though. He’s too rude for that wonderful community.

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