Donald Trump has been doling out diamond cuff links to unsuspecting pals as presents — but they’re actually fabulous fakes, sources say.
At least three recipients later learned that the glittery gifts were valuable only as mementos from Trump.
Actor Charlie Sheen recently called out The Donald for the ruse, saying Trump once gave him his own cuff links as a wedding present and boasted that they came from one of the city’s leading jewelers.
“He says . . .‘I want to give you an early wedding gift as a gesture from me and Melania — and she doesn’t say a word, she’s very sweet and very pretty but just kinda sits there,” Sheen told the BBC, referring to a time he ran into Trump and his wife in a restaurant about five years ago.
“He says, ‘These are platinum diamond Harry Winston,’ and he pulls off his cuff links, and he gives them to me.”
The actor said he took the links to an appraiser six months later, only to learn that they were worthless.
“She took [her magnifying] loupe, spent about 4 seconds and kind of recoiled from it… Sheen quipped. “She says, ‘In their finest moment, this is cheap pewter and bad zirconias.’ And they’re stamped ‘Trump.’
The real estate mogul pulled the same stunt on his mentor, famed late pitbull lawyer Roy Cohn, years earlier, according to another report.
Trump gave Cohn a pair of “diamond-encrusted’’ cuff links and buttons in a box from famed jeweler Bulgari as a present, said the New York Times.
Cohn’s partner, Peter Fraser, who inherited the items , said he later had them appraised, and they turned out to be knock-offs.