On Thursday, the newest tenant in Donald Trump’s 40 Wall Street, a 70-story skyscraper in Manhattan’s Financial District, will hand Mr. Trump a security deposit worth about $176,000. No money will change hands—just three 32-ounce bars of gold, each about the size of a television remote control. … “It’s a sad day when a large property owner starts accepting gold instead of the dollar,” Mr. Trump said in an interview. “The economy is bad, and Obama’s not protecting the dollar at all….If I do this, other people are going to start doing it, and maybe we’ll see some changes.” [WSJ via BI]

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  1. Posted by Alt_EST | September 14, 2011 at 4:34 PM

    Hey Don, if you jump off a cliff, will other people do that as well? Let's find out…

  2. Posted by Anonymous | September 14, 2011 at 4:36 PM

    This fucking guy..

  3. Posted by Financial_Servicer | September 14, 2011 at 4:41 PM

    So he's running for president?

  4. Posted by guest | September 14, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    When is he going to start accepting canned food as payment, like the zero hedge readers?

  5. Posted by Not Impressed | September 14, 2011 at 4:46 PM

    I'd like to deposit my 32-ounce (size of remote control) bar with his daughter.

    (Sorry, too soon? She's a MILF now.)

  6. Posted by Bandersnatch | September 14, 2011 at 4:55 PM

    I'll acknowledge it's a good post but it would have been better with charts.

  7. Posted by Alpha_Bets | September 14, 2011 at 4:58 PM

    IMHO that pic suffices.

  8. Posted by trojan_ | September 14, 2011 at 5:03 PM

    gold topped out. right here. thanks Don

  9. Posted by Guest | September 14, 2011 at 5:10 PM

    Jesus dude, just release a sex tape already.

  10. Posted by Guest | September 14, 2011 at 5:48 PM

    Considering that all commercial lease security deposits must be maintained in an interest bearing account, I doubt this will be the final form of payment.

    Capt. Literal

  11. Posted by Guest | September 14, 2011 at 6:01 PM

    I’m starting to think it’s all a ruse. Bess never went anywhere and she’s posting under Matt’s name to see if we give her posts the same shit.

    – The Speculator

  12. Posted by Gold_Bubble | September 14, 2011 at 6:05 PM

    Why not beads or tulip bulbs. Both were used in the past, with mixed results

  13. Posted by Anonymous | September 14, 2011 at 7:31 PM

    What was idiotic about accepting gold as payment?

  14. Posted by H '09 | September 14, 2011 at 9:31 PM

    How's ECON 101 treating you, Bro?

  15. Posted by Exithedge | September 14, 2011 at 10:34 PM

    when is he going to accept food stamps?

  16. Posted by Ed Norton | September 14, 2011 at 10:54 PM

    Hey Matt, Are you Tyler Durden?

  17. Posted by Analyst | September 15, 2011 at 1:49 AM

    You honestly wanna watch don bumping uglies?

  18. Posted by anon | September 15, 2011 at 1:54 PM

    F- on the tags, Matt

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