Donald Trump is facing a legal showdown with a shop owner who claims he's owed $19,000 (GBP10,000) for three chandeliers the property tycoon purchased.

Furious retail boss NICOLAS JACOBSEN, 82, alleges the billionaire only paid half the amount for the crystal light fittings at the Florida store before Christmas (DEC04) - and agreed to pay the rest after they were installed.

Jacobsen - who insists he's still waiting for the payment - says, "Trump has this attitude that he doesn't have to pay and need the money to exist.

"If everyone was like Trump we'd all been bankrupt.

"I will be taking legal action if this is not resolved. I do not want to but I have no choice."

30/01/2005 10:29