Posted by | September 9, 2010 18:04 | Filed under: Top Stories

Donald Trump offered one of the investors in the not-Ground Zero, not-mosque a 25% profit to sell his share of the property, but the offer is being declined.

Wolodymyr Starosolsky is a lawyer for the investor in the real estate partnership that controls the site. He says Trump’s offer is “just a cheap attempt to get publicity and get in the limelight.”

In a letter released Thursday by Trump’s publicist, Trump told Hisham Elzanaty he would buy his stake in the lower Manhattan building for 25 percent more than whatever he paid.

Trump says he wants to do this to end the controversy.

“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,” the letter said.

One of the conditions of the offer was that if the developer were to build a mosque it would have to be at least five blocks from the current location.

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