TRUMP CAN’T LIVE IN MAR-A-LAGO BASED ON 1993 PACT: PALM BEACH FOLK
Palm Beach residents will contest any attempt by defeated President Donald Trump to take up residence in Mar-a-Lago, citing a 1993 agreement signed by Trump himself that bans club members from spending more than 21 days a year in the club’s guest suites and not longer than seven consecutive days. Trump’s lawyers also assured the Palm Beach town council that Trump would not live at Mar-a-Lago, Bess Levin wrote for The Hive of Vanity Fair.
Apparently, there’s no love lost between Trump and the leaders of Palm Beach and its residents, whom Trump sued after they opposed his attempt to subdivide Mar-a-Lago and sell off residential units, which is barred under the terms of the private club.
Mar-a-Lago is not a residential hotel but a private club, the residents argued, shattering Trump’s desire to create his own palace in the place.
“According to The Washington Post, some of Trump’s Palm Beach neighbors have written a formal letter, delivered to both town officials and the Secret Service, stating in no uncertain terms that the president had better find housing elsewhere,” Levin said.
This came after Trump had started renovating Mar-a-Lago to be his residence after he is evicted from his current home—either walking out of it or being dragged by the Secret Service as he bites one of the agents’ hands, escapes, and has to be trapped in one of those giant nets used by animal control—for the very last time, she added.
“There’s absolutely no legal theory under which he can use that property as both a residence and a club,” Glenn Zeitz, a nearby homeowner who has joined the fight against Trump, told the Post. “Basically he’s playing a dead hand. He’s not going to intimidate or bluff people because we’re going to be there.”