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Maybe he's just excessively patriotic

February 09, 2009

So what is it with Donald Trump and his flagpoles?

In 2006, the Trump Organization triggered a controversy in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., for illegally erecting a 70-foot flagpole and running up a 400-square foot flag at Trump National Golf Club there.

In 2007, he ran afoul of city officials in Palm Beach, Fla., for an 80-foot flagpole at his Mar-a-Lago Club.

Now comes word that two 80-foot flagpoles are among complaints the Environmental Commission in Colts Neck, N.J., has with Trump National Golf Club Colts Neck.

-- John Strege