When he left the White House on January 20, Donald Trump boarded Air Force One and headed to his Mar-a-Lago golf resort in Palm Beach, Florida, which has become his new home.
But the former president might not want to get too comfortable, because the town is looking at forcibly evicting the Donald from his resort because it was never meant to be a residence, according to Forbes:
“Former President Donald Trump’s transition from the White House to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida might not go as smoothly as he had hoped because of an agreement he signed 28 years ago with the town of Palm Beach that only allowed him to stay at the resort for seven days at a time, with the town government reportedly eying the issue.”
Yep. Palm Beach has Trump’s signature on a document, and he’s already overstayed the terms of the agreement, having been at Mar-a-Lago for 10 days and counting. That alone gives town officials the right to take Trump to court and demand he leave the premises ASAP.
The agreement between Trump and Palm Beach also has other details that limit the amount of time the former president can reside at the Florida club:
“While under financial stress in 1993, Trump sought to monetize the residential mansion by turning it into a club, but the deal he struck with the town to allow that stipulated he could only live there for seven consecutive days and 21 days in a year.”
What prompted Palm Beach to suddenly take interest in Trump’s extensive residency at Mar-a-Lago? One of neighbors complained:
“A neighbor sent a letter to the town demanding it enforce the residency requirement — Town Manager Kirk Blouin told the Associated Press that the town is considering its options and the matter could be brought up at Palm Beach’s February council meeting.”
Ironically, the neighbor reported Trump because he fears that the former president’s presence in Palm Beach will significantly lower property values.
So while the Donald may currently call Mar-a-Lago home, he could soon be looking for a new place to live, and it’s a safe bet his next residence won’t be in Palm Beach.