Trump getting sued by his chauffeur of 25 years
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Started by mojo - July 9, 2018, 4:31 p.m.
Donald Trump’s personal driver for more than 25 years says the billionaire real estate developer didn’t pay him overtime and raised his salary only twice in 15 years, clawing back the second raise by cutting off his health benefits.

Noel Cintron, who is listed in public records as a registered Republican, sued the Trump Organization for about 3,300 hours of overtime that he says he worked in the past six years. He’s not allowed to sue for overtime prior to that due to the statute of limitations.

“In an utterly callous display of unwarranted privilege and entitlement and without even a minimal sense of noblesse oblige,” Trump and his businesses exploited the driver, Cintron says in the complaint.

The driver’s allegations echo those of other Trump employees or contractors who have sued the president or his businesses over the years claiming he has underpaid them or failed to honor promises to compensate them for their work. They have included mortgage brokers, landscapers and electricians who say they were stiffed on commissions or fees.

By carlberky - July 10, 2018, 12:32 p.m.
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His book should be an interesting read. Too bad it would be all pre-presidency.

By metmike - July 11, 2018, 12:04 a.m.
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This is a really funny story.

There is no doubt that some people/businesses got ripped off by Trump at different times but this guy is going to lose.

1. He worked for Trump for 30 years, more than 25 as his driver. If somebody is underpaying you or treating you unfairly, you don't stay with them for 3 decades. The only reason they parted ways is because the Secret Service replaced this guy.........otherwise, he probably would still be Trump's driver today.

2. He was getting a $75,000/year salary in 2010 to mostly do nothing, even though he  had to be available to case Trump needed him for up to 55 hours/week. 

This low integrity person is trying to use his previous position along with the publicity(note the article and media coverage) and a clever scheme  to extort money from somebody that is an ideal target after this drivers actions during  the previous 30 years indicated that the arrangement was completely acceptable to him.

I hope Trump counter sues and takes this guy to the cleaners. 

By TimNew - July 11, 2018, 3:32 a.m.
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"I hope Trump counter sues and takes this guy to the cleaners. "

I don't.  It would just add to the false narrative that Trump is a bully in spite of the fact that the guy clearly deserves just that.

Your assessment is most likely close to the truth if not spot on. The guy was riding a gravy train for about 30 years and got thrown off.  Obviously lacking the skills to do anywhere near as well in another setting, he is using a cheap "gimmick" to ride a little further and of course, the press, and folks like Mojo, are more than willing to aid him in that effort.

In a just world, the findings of the court would be fairly reported and this guy would be shown to be just what he is.   But we don't live there.