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Trump drawing of Empire State Building up for bid

  • A sketch by Trump done in 1995 that originally sold for $100 is expected to be auctioned off for up to $12,000 in Los Angeles
  • A portion of the proceeds of the sale will benefit National Public Radio
  • Ironically Trump’s proposed budget cuts will eliminate funding for the broadcaster 

He has been mocked for having the temperament of a child, but now it seems that Donald Trump draws like one too. 

A rudimentary sketch of the Empire State Building drawn by Trump is going up for bid at a Los Angeles auction house.

Julien’s Auctions says the 12-inch-by-9-inch black marker depiction of the iconic New York City skyscraper was created by Trump for a charity auction in Florida during the time he opened his Mar-a-Lago estate as a private club in 1995.

The piece signed by Trump originally went for less than $100 the first time it was sold, but now with his status increase as President it is estimated at $8,000 to $12,000. The auction house says a portion of the proceeds of any sale will benefit National Public Radio.

His sketch is expected to be auctioned between $8,000 and $12,000

Trump drew a sketch (left) of the Empire State Building in 1995. His sketch is expected to be auctioned between $8,000 and $12,000

Ironically, Trump has proposed to eliminate funding for the broadcaster as part of his massive budget cuts. 

Trump wrote in his book ‘The Art of the Deal’: ‘Deals are my art form.

‘Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That’s how I get my kicks’.  

The artwork is part of Julien’s Street, Contemporary & Celebrity Art auction, which takes place in L.A. and online on Oct. 19.

Trump says he will donate a portion of the proceeds to National Public Radio, even though ironically the President has proposed to eliminate funding for the broadcaster as part of his massive budget cuts

Trump says he will donate a portion of the proceeds to National Public Radio, even though ironically the President has proposed to eliminate funding for the broadcaster as part of his massive budget cuts

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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