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The Donald ponders The Greenbrier

greenbrierWest Virginia’s governor has turned to Donald Trump as a possible purchaser of the famed Greenbrier resort, a favorite meeting spot for Virginia legal groups.

Gov. Joe Manchin tells the Associated Press Trump is one of several potential buyers he’s approached on behalf of The Greenbrier.  Trump returned Manchin’s phone call late last week.  The governor says they had a good talk about the four-star resort.

CSX Corp. owns The Greenbrier but has signaled its desire to sell.  The railroad operator has reported massive losses at the resort in recent years, including $35 million in 2008.

The sweetener for the deal is the prospect of gambling profits.  Local voters approved gambling at the resort in November.

-Posted by Peter Vieth

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