These Plaintiffs are clearly living in the world of “participation trophies”. I bet they have a sticker chart at home too, to help motivate them to get things done. Just like my two-year old.
Unfortunately for them, the rest of the world lives in the Real World, where you compete or die. Sink or swim. Win or fail.
And Donald Trump is winning. All the time. So much so that someone even made an awesome video out of it:
But back to the story.
Khalid Pitts and Diane Gross own Cork Wine Bar, a restaurant that competes with Trump’s restaurant inside the old post office he famously renovated.
Hey wait a second, isn’t this something that should be on Leno for bad headlines? If you put their names together their name is Gross Pitts? I’m not making this up!
But back to the story again.
So Gross Pitts say they can’t compete with Donald Trump’s restaurant and they’ve cried to a judge about it. Give me a break!
MEMO to Gross Pitts: this is America. We compete in something called the Free Market. Donald Trump is just doing it better than you. Now pay for Trump’s legal fees when you lose your case and go on your merry way!
Check out more details here, from ABC News:
How do you compete with a restaurant at President Donald Trump’s hotel down the road from the White House? Two Washington restaurateurs argue you can’t — and have sued him over it.
The plaintiffs are Khalid Pitts and Diane Gross, who own Cork Wine Bar and Cork Market & Tasting Room. They allege unfair competition under local law and have filed a lawsuit in D.C. Superior Court against Trump personally and against the Trump Old Post Office LLC, which operates the hotel.
They aren’t seeking monetary damages but are asking Trump to remedy the unfair competition — by resigning, divesting from the hotel or closing it while he’s president. Pitts and Gross are represented by business and government watchdog attorneys who say they are working for free.
Alan Garten, lead attorney for the Trump Organization, dismissed the lawsuit as “a wild publicity stunt completely lacking in legal merit.” Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, couldn’t immediately be reached.
Pitts is politically active, having run in 2014 as an independent for a seat on the D.C. Council. Prior to that race, he’d been registered as a Democrat. He previously did work for the Service Employees International Union. Gross, a lawyer, worked from 2003 to 2005 for former Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a Maryland Democrat.
Pitts said the couple’s political leanings are “irrelevant.” He said his dining, catering and events business is down since Trump took office, but he declined to give details. Cork Wine Bar has about 70 seats.
Read the full story here: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/dc-restaurant-sues-trump-hotel-unfair-competition-46017370