The Trump Organization Buys Wine Estate in Provence

by William T Manfull

This article was published on April 1, 2017 for April Fools / Poisson d’Avril day.  Please send an email to, if you would like to receive a PDF copy of the original article.

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  1. You got me there for a minute! Loving the Chinese grapes…!

  2. I must have missed that Tweet this morning. Thanks for sharing!

    • Susan Manfull April 1, 2017 at 7:05 pm

      I wouldn’t want you to miss this news. There may be something for your cellar!

  3. Is he trying to build a wall there too?!?!

  4. Do as I say, not as I do…crazy to hear this in Provence, France from our ‘Buy American Made’ president: “Day one, we will be modernizing the vineyards by ripping out all those old vines and replacing them with fresh new vines that we have sourced from China.”

  5. Claire Fleming April 1, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    HeHe. You had us going there for awhile.

    • Susan Manfull April 1, 2017 at 7:10 pm

      It was great fun to create this fiction! I suppose it is as believable as the reality of his White House caper!

  6. Pamela O'Neill April 1, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    This is great. Really really great. And you are sick, T, really really sick. Had me till I got to the new Chinese vines. Can just see that JA yanking out old vines though! You made my fool’s day. xxx

  7. Did you mention he’s building a Printemps White House and having the French pay for it. It will be bigly.

  8. Susan Manfull April 1, 2017 at 7:15 pm
  9. This fun piece is actually not that far of a stretch. Trump does own a vineyard in Virginia, though I don’t think the vines came from China.

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