Property tycoon Donald Trump has developed a reluctance to don red ties, after losing out on a deal while wearing one.

Superstitious Trump, star of hit reality TV show The Apprentice, still enjoys wearing ties with reddish tones, but the actual colour has become something of a bad omen for him.

He says, "I used to wear red ties all the time and I had a lot of good luck, and then one day I got creamed in a deal I was doing and I was wearing a red tie. After that I don't wear red ties too much anymore.

"You never blame yourself; you have to blame something else. If you do something bad never, ever blame yourself."

09/09/2004 09:10