Nathan Phillips doesn’t feel the need to sit down and hash things out with Nick Sandmann about their Lincoln Memorial face-off — instead, he’d prefer a MUCH bigger conversation take place.
Nathan was on “TMZ Live” Wednesday, responding to the Catholic high school student’s “Today” interview … where he said he wanted a sit down with Nathan. Doesn’t sound like it’s gonna happen though, because Nathan made it clear the issues go beyond them now.
Phillips believes his incident with Sandmann — which has sparked debate, outrage and lots of hand-wringing — has elevated to such a level of importance that it should be handled by the 2 major groups represented … the Catholic church and the indigenous people.
As for President Trump siding with the kids from Covington Catholic, Nathan seems to have mixed feelings and went with the ol’ “If you can’t say something nice” adage.
As we reported … Sandmann was interviewed by Savannah Guthrie and claims his infamous smirking wasn’t meant to be disrespectful to Phillips — it was simply his way of containing the situation.
Sandmann also refused to offer an apology for his actions, but did express regret for not walking away from the confrontation … and said he’d be willing to chat with Phillips about it.
The elder thinks they have bigger fish to fry, though.
There’s a real estate battle brewing for the most expensive property in the history of Los Angeles, fittingly dubbed “The Mountain,” because we’ve learned the owners of the incredible mountaintop property just laughed off a developer’s $ 400 MILLION offer!!!
Sources familiar with the negotiations tell TMZ … Malibu real estate developer Scott Gillen recently submitted a $ 400 mil bid, but the estate’s ownership group scoffed and came back with a $ 600 million counter!
It’s interesting … “The Mountain” is listed for $ 1 BILLION, but the counteroffer from ownership group Secure Capital Partners is $ 400 mil below the 10-figure asking price. Overvalued much?
We’re told Gillen has grand plans to build 6 homes on the sprawling 157-acre plot of land in Bev Hills, which sits atop a mountain overlooking all of L.A. … while the owners envision a single home being built on the 1.5 million square foot property. Regardless, the impasse is all about money.
Scott’s no stranger to massive land purchases. Last year, he set a Malibu real estate record when he plunked down $ 50 mil on a 24-acre plot. Still, we’re told “The Mountain” deal is likely going nowhere because Gillen doesn’t want to budge.
The good news … if you’re part of the 3 comma club, “The Mountain” could still be yours!
If Donald Trump Jr. doesn’t have plans to celebrate his 41st birthday on NYE, a Vegas strip club is willing to throw him a party … hosted by none other than his alleged ex, Aubrey O’Day.
Larry Flynt‘s Hustler Club in Sin City is extending an invitation to DTJ to ring in the big 4-1 later this month in the company of his alleged one-time mistress — who strongly implied, one way or another, they hooked up in 2011 while she was a cast member on ‘Celebrity Apprentice.’
The ex-Danity Kane member is set to perform 3 songs at the shindig, and even share face time with certain guests. That could be Trump Jr. … if his heart desires! Although, we’re pretty sure his current GF, Kimberly Guilfoyle, ain’t gonna be down for this.
The club’s GM actually went through Jr.’s dad … sending a letter to Prez Trump, cordially inviting both him and his boy to party. He wrote, “You and your family have done so much for this country that we at the Hustler Organization want to show our appreciation by throwing [DTJ] a birthday he will never forget.”
Sure, flattery will get ya everywhere with 45, but clearly this whole thing is a total troll.
Aubrey’s famously pissed at DTJ for blowing her off — and Larry Flynt famously hates the Prez. He offered $ 10 mil for any dirt to get him impeached.
Anyway, Aubrey’s performing … with or without the Trumps’ presence.