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PolitiFact: What did happen with Trump's Florida condo projects?



Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine questioned Donald Trump's business ethics, saying the Republican presidential candidate swindled customers in a past real estate deal in the Sunshine State.

"Retirees and families in Florida - they believed Donald Trump when he said he'd build them some condos. Thousands of them," Kaine said on the third night of the Democratic National Convention. "They paid their deposits, but the condos, they were never built. He just pocketed their money and walked away. They lost tens of thousands of dollars, all because they believed Donald Trump."

A Kaine spokesman told us the senator was referring to not one, but two failed condo projects: One in Tampa and one in Fort Lauderdale. Trump's campaign did not respond.

We wanted to know if people lost tens of thousands of dollars in deposits while Trump took the money without consequence. Since there are two projects, we'll take them one at a time.

Keep reading Joshua Gillin's fact-check from PolitiFact Florida.

[Last modified: Friday, July 29, 2016 9:29am]


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