Neighbors of Donald Trump’s infamous Mar-a-Lago golf club in Palm Beach, Florida, warn the president that he will not be able to live in the club after leaving the White House, following an agreement he made with the city in 1993.
In a letter sent this week to the city of Palm Beach and the US Secret Service, a lawyer representing a family living next door to Mar-a-Lago reiterated that “Mar-a-Lago is a social club and no one there. may live on the property. “
Multiple reports indicate that Trump has already made arrangements to move to the Sunshine State: Trump’s apartment at the club is being renovated and Melania Trump is watching Florida schools for 14-year-old Barron Trump. And while Trump was largely associated with New York City before moving to Washington, Trump moved his hometown from New York to Florida in 2019 and voted for himself as a Florida resident this year.
The members-only club was once the residential area of Marjorie Merriweather Post, an American socialite, until 1985 when Trump bought the estate with the goal of turning it into a money-making business. Trump signed an agreement with the Palm Beach local government in 1993 that would allow him to turn the private home into a business, as long as he adhered to a set of rules, including a limitation on the number of days of the year Trump can live in March. -a-Lago.
The agreement says Trump cannot live in the club for more than three non-consecutive weeks a year, which bodes well with the president’s plan to move permanently to the club once he leaves the White House.
If Trump continues with plans to move into the club, he could prepare for a complicated legal battle with the city. Meanwhile, the U.S. Secret Service must make meticulous plans to settle agents wherever Trump decides to live as a private citizen, potentially causing the agency to clash between local laws and Trump’s demands.
While Mar-a-Lago’s neighbors seem friendly about Trump’s policy stances – Trump got the majority of the votes from Palm Beach residents who live on the same stretch of coastline as the club – neighbors have indicated that the city has let him get away with violating agreement rules in the past four years because of his role as president. All this time, residents reportedly faced traffic, safety and noise issues.
“It’s been a circus there for four years and they’ve had enough,” a Palm Beach resident told CNN.
In his letter, the Palm Beach family’s lawyer hinted that residents of the city are fine with having Trump as a neighbor, only if he chooses to live at his golf club.
“Palm Beach has many beautiful estates for sale,” the letter said. “He can certainly find one that meets his needs.”