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Mar-a-Lago Neighbors Say Donald Trump Not Welcome


Residents near Mar-a-Lago, a private club belonging to President Trump located in Palm Beach, Fla., have expressed they are not interested in the outgoing Commander-in-Chief becoming one of their neighbors. The message was delivered to the town on Dec. 15, 2020, and the U.S. Secret Service.

This demand letter asserts Trump lost his legal right to live in Mar-a-Lago due to an agreement he signed in the early 1990s when he converted the estate from his private residence into a private club. As a result, Palm Beach may be forced to address whether or not Trump can make Mar-a-Lago his legal residence and home.

There could be legal challenges associated with Trump’s choice of living post-presidency because he has officially changed his place of residence from Manhattan to Mar-a-Lago.

Furthermore, in the demand letter sent on behalf of the neighbors, an attorney representing the Mar-a-Lago neighbors believes the town should inform Trump that he cannot use the club as his place of residence. This is recommended in part to “avoid an embarrassing situation” if Trump moves to the club and is later asked to leave, according to the letter submitted on behalf of the Demoss family’s neighbors.

Throughout the years, several neighbors in the community have expressed concerns about disruptions, such as congested traffic and blocked streets, due to the president’s trips to the club.

Neighbors assert that Trump can not use the property as both a residence and club. They also say that Trump frequently attempts to get out of promises he made when converting Mar-a-Lago into a private club.

A Trump business organization spokesman says that no agreement or document is in place which prohibits Trump from using Mar-a-Lago as his residence.

This controversy dates back to a deal Trump made in 1993. Under the deal, club members are prohibited from spending more than 21 days a year in the club’s suites, nor can they stay longer than seven consecutive days. During a public meeting, and before the deal being signed, an attorney for Trump assured residents of the community in a public meeting that he would not live at Mar-a-Lago.

Written by Jeremy Banks
Edited by Cathy Milne-Ware


The Washington Post: Mar-a-Lago to Trump: Spend your post-presidency elsewhere; by
Manuel Roig-Franzia and Carol D. Leonnig

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