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Pinellas woman sues Donald Trump for ownership of White House

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We don’t know why, but a St. Petersburg woman is suing Republican presidential nominee and locker room talker Donald Trump over ownership of the White House.

Lillie R. Daniels filed her one-and-a-half page complaint in the Pinellas-Pasco Sixth Judicial Circuit last week.

Her demand is plain: She asserts she is the “owner of the railroad track, (and) that makes me owner of the White House.”

Which railroad track? We know not.

She does helpfully give the address of the property in question: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington D.C. 20500. So we know it’s not just any white house.

But it seems Daniels doesn’t know that Trump, the GOP nominee, hasn’t yet won the presidency and hasn’t taken up residence in the executive mansion.

Moreover, it’s not clear how Daniels thinks the circuit court can assert jurisdiction over the case or the defendant, Mr. Trump. She filed the suit on her own, without an attorney.

She “demands judgment … in excess of $15,000” and seeks a jury trial, according to the suit’s boilerplate. It looks like a preprinted legal form.

A Trump spokesperson probably could be reached for comment, but really, why bother?



Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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