Donald Trump’s presidency is in its final days, forcing the First Family to find new living accommodations – but some prospective new neighbours in the elite Florida community where he wants to move to are fighting to keep him out.
A group of Palm Beach residents who live near Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club are asking town officials to keep Trump from moving there permanently after his presidency. They cite an agreement he made nearly 30 years ago that forbids him from establishing residency on the property. The matter was first reported by The Washington Post.
According to the complaint, Trump, who bought the sprawling oceanside estate in 1986, was granted permission to convert it into a private club in 1993, but only if it no longer served as a private residence. The 126-room mansion was built in 1927 as a residence for Marjorie Meriweather Post, the daughter of cereal magnate CW Post. As part of Trump’s original agreement, guests could only stay overnight for three weeks a year, and not longer than seven days at a time, the Post reported.
As president, however, Trump has spent more than 130 days at the Club, according to the Post, making the property his “Winter White House”.