Have you or a loved one been gifted a pair of diamond cufflinks by Donald Trump only to find out they’re not worth the super glue they were made with? You’re not alone.
Charlie Sheen last week told Graham Norton he met Trump about five years ago at a dinner, which would put him at around the height of his tiger blood infamy. For whatever reason, Sheen said, Trump took off his own cufflinks and presented them as a gift, saying “These are platinum diamond Harry Winston.” Unfortunately, they were not.
“I’m really not a fan,” Sheen said of Trump, who spoke to him at a dinner around five years ago. “He says ‘these are platinum diamond Harry Winston’ and he pulls off his cufflinks and he gives them to me.” Six months later, Sheen asked a jeweler appraising jewelry at his home to take a look at the ’links. “She took the loupe, spent about four seconds, and kind of recoiled from it — much like people do from Trump — and says ‘in their finest moment, this is cheap pewter and bad zirconias,’” said Sheen, who dismissed the real estate mogul as a “charlatan.” “And they’re stamped ‘Trump.’ And I just thought, ‘what does this really say about the man, that he said, ‘here’s a great wedding gift,’ and it’s just a bag of dog shit?”
And Sheen isn’t the only one. Trump, the New York Times reports, once paid his lawyer, Roy Cohn, with “a pair of diamond-encrusted cufflinks and buttons in a Bulgari box.” They were later found to be knockoffs.
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