Libya's ruler Muammar Gaddafi's attempts to pitch a tent in suburban New York have failed. A building inspector ordered his white tent to be taken down after it was set up on a property owned by real-estate tycoon Donald Trump. Background Gaddafi was in town to attend a United Nations meeting. When he goes abroad he likes to stay in a tent, just like the nomads in his country. Before he was allowed to use Trump's land, he wanted to pitch his tent in Central Park, but city officials rejected his request. Many people in the United States are angry at Gaddafi and Libya. They are upset that a terrorist who was released from jail for health reasons received a warm welcome.