How is Bon Jovi involved in Trump’s latest fraud woes? Like this.

Back in 2014, Donald Trump started making noises about becoming an NFL owner. Specifically, he wanted to buy the Buffalo Bills. But despite claims that he was uber-rich, he didn’t actually have the cash to buy the team which had a price tag of somewhere around US$1 billion. Even though Trump planned to finance $800 million of that, he couldn’t just write a cheque.

First, he needed a letter from his bank saying he was good for this loan. At some point, a document was presented saying that yes, the Trumpster was worth US$5.1 billion, so buying the team with financing shouldn’t be a problem. But then another letter was presented, saying that Trump was worth more than that. EIGHT billion, in fact.

See where this is headed? Inflated net worth via inflated real estate values?

At the same time, Jon Bon Jovi was working on his own purchase plan with some partners out of Toronto. Trump had some of his people spread rumours that if Bon Jovi’s group was successful, he was going to move the team to Toronto. (Fact check: false.)

When these stories hit the Buffalo press, fans went apesh*t. You might remember the city turning on him with boycotts against his music. It got so bad that he said that he’d never play Buffalo again.

In the end, the team went to Terry Pegula, owner of the Buffalo Sabres for US$1.4 billion.

This underhanded smear by Trump against Bon Jovi has come up again in the big fraud case filed by the State of New York against Trump. Vice has the full story.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “How is Bon Jovi involved in Trump’s latest fraud woes? Like this.

  • September 23, 2022 at 1:26 pm
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    Let’s Go Buff-A-Lo!!!!

    Love seeing the Bills logo in today’s update!!!

    The Bill Mafia moniker came out of that hatred from the one from Jersey who will not be named!

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