Unpopular President Donald Trump’s unpopularity as a bigoted incompetent leader is only rivaled by his unpopularity as a incompetent “business” owner and fraud artist. This past summer a Miami-Dade County circuit court ordered the (maybe) billionaire to pay over $300,000 to a Florida paint shop after trying to stiff them out of monies owed in relation to work on some renovations for one of Trump’s golf courses. 

Circuit Court Judge Jorge Cueto, presiding over a lawsuit related to unpaid bills brought by a local paint store against the Trump National Doral Miami golf resort, ordered the billionaire politician’s company to pay the Doral-based mom-and-pop shop nearly $300,000 in attorney’s fees.

All because, according to the lawsuit, Trump allegedly tried to stiff The Paint Spot on its last payment of $34,863 on a $200,000 contract for paint used in the renovation of the home of golf’s famed Blue Monster two years ago.

Back in 2014, The Paint Spot put a lien on Trump’s property after he tried to say that, despite a contract, his golf course had paid enough. Amazing. This turned into more and more legal fees for The Paint Spot and led to the ballooning amount owed by our orange president. Last week an appeals court ruled that Trump still owes this money even though he and his team of fraudsters would rather continue to shirk their responsibilities by wasting more of everyone’s money.

Trump National Doral Miami must pay The Paint Spot more than $32,000 plus attorney’s fees of about $390,000, meaning the total Trump must hand over is almost triple the original paint bill of $142,530. The ruling was issued Wednesday by Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal in Miami.

“The case should never have reached this stage,” Daniel Vega, attorney for The Paint Spot, said in an interview. The property’s owner “refused to ever consider any type of reasonable settlement,” he said.

Yup. Trump’s a real winner. The reason he files for bankruptcy every few years is because he has to.

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