The city of Los Angeles has lost out on $80,000 in a stadium rental deal because it accidentally served brown M&Ms to Donald Trump and his VIP guests in the buffet.
The rumor is that brown M&Ms represent Mexicans and Muslims to Donald Trump and that's why he refuses to even have to see them.
Trump's publicist John Barron defended the use of arbitrary conditions in the rental contracts when he called this reporter.
"Look, this just shows what a brilliant businessman my boss is, and believe me if they can't keep the brown M&Ms out of the buffet, they are not getting the big important things right either, so it's absolutely fair to withhold the $80,000 payment to the City of Los Angeles."
Bertrando Blea, who signs the stadium rental contracts for the city of Los Angeles, says its just another example of the Don using tricks and fine print to avoid paying for services.
"We fulfilled our part of the contract and the Trump campaign had it's rally. We passed along the memo on the M&Ms to the caterer, unfortunately the person who was supposed to pick out the brown M&Ms was color blind and they left many of the brown M&Ms in the bowl. Why they didn't just order a single color or two defies logic, who has time to pick out one color of M&Ms from a mix anyway?"
Sales of M&Ms, and especially brown ones, have spiked recently, and anti-Trump demonstrators are now pelting pro-Trump demonstrators with the brown chocolate candies at political events.
Mars, the maker of the sweet treats has so far been silent on the issue of brown M&Ms.
Two years ago Donald Trump bankrupted a construction contractor using similar contractual tactics: He once put in a condition that the construction workers on a Trump project could show no plumbers crack or there would be a substantial financial penalty. Trump had his people surreptitiously document the egregious exposure of hairy butt cracks during the entire project and when the bill was due, Trump legally deducted a 25% penalty from the amount he owed Greg Stan Construction Industries, effectively bankrupting the firm.